Posted January 15, 2013 on
FSNextTV: Mississippi State freshman basketball player Craig Sword talks to the media about his team's upcoming game against Alabama.
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No, really. He’s telling the truth. “I want to practice,” Craig Sword insists. “But they told me to keep getting treatment so I can play.” Given the way Sword is playing these days everyone at Mississippi State definitely prefers having him on the Humphrey Coliseum court to the practice floor.
FSNextTV: Mississippi State junior basketball player Jalen Steele talks to the media about his team's upcoming game against Alabama.
Mississippi State’s hopes of extending both SEC and home-court win streaks were shot down. Literally, as Alabama went on an outside shooting streak of their own for a 75-43 runaway at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State got the lights turned out on them twice Wednesday night in Starkville. There was a power outage that kept Alabama from its normal pre-game shooting practice as the Crimson Tide had to work with emergency and television lights. But that was nothing compared to what happened to the Bulldogs in the last 20 minutes of the game.
Alabama at Mississippi State men's basketball game photo gallery.
The Game: Mississippi State (7-7, 2-0 SEC) is home for its first Western Division matchup, hosting Alabama (9-6, 1-1 SEC). Tipoff in Humphrey Coliseum is 8:00 for CSS telecast.