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Mississippi State 2024-2025 Men’s Basketball Conference Opponents Released


The Southeastern Conference has announced the combines for the 2024-2025 men’s basketball season, and Mississippi State will once again play rival Ole Miss at home and on the road. The Bulldogs will also play Alabama and South Carolina twice, just like this past season.

MSU will host SEC newcomer Texas and travel to Oklahoma, which also joins the conference from the Big 12 this summer. Other home opponents include Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri and Texas A&M; other road opponents include Arkansas, Georgia, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Tennessee. The SEC will stick with 18 conference games while expanding to 16 teams.

Dates, times and TV coverage will be announced later.

The Bulldogs have also announced a home-and-home series with Memphis for the next two years. MSU will play the Tigers on Dec. 21 at the FedEx Forum, while the return game will take place at Humphrey Coliseum during the 2025-2026 season. Southeast Louisiana visits Starkville on November 12 this year and the Bulldogs host Prairie View A&M on December 8. MSU faces McNeese on Dec. 14 in Tupelo.

MSU is entering its third season under head coach Chris Jans and has reached the NCAA Tournament each of the past two years, but has not won a game there once. The Bulldogs fell to Michigan State in the first round last March and lost to Pittsburgh in the First Four in 2023.

Josh Hubbard and Cameron Matthews will headline for MSU, and they will be joined by transfer portal additions Kanye Clary (Penn State), Michael Nwoko (Miami), Claudell Harris (Boston College) and RJ Melendez (Georgia). Combo guard Dellquan Warren is the Bulldogs’ only incoming freshman to sign a letter of intent.


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