Mississippi State Men's Basketball 2024 NCAA Tournament Capsule

Mississippi State Bulldogs
SEC (21-13, 8-10)
Big Wins: Auburn (64-58), vs Tennessee (73-56)
Bad Losses: Southern (59-60), at Georgia Tech (59-67)
Coach: Chris Jans
Probable Starters:
Cameron Matthews, Senior, Forward, 9.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.0 spg
D.J. Jeffries, Senior, Forward, 6.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Tolu Smith III, Senior, Forward, 15.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg
Dashawn Davis, Senior, Guard, 6.7 ppg, 2.6 apg, 1.6 spg
Josh Hubbard, Freshman, Guard, 17.1 ppg, 1.7 apg
Key Role Players:
Jimmy Bell Jr., Senior, Forward, 5.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg
KeShawn Murphy, Sophomore, Forward, 5.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg
Shakeel Moore, Senior, Guard, 8.0 ppg, 1.8 apg
Shawn Jones Jr., Sophomore, Guard, 4.6 ppg
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 75.3 (127th in nation, 8th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 69.6 (105, 5)
Field-Goal Percentage: 45.5 (130, 6)
Field-Goal Defense: 41.9 (69, 3)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 7.5 (175, 9)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 32.9 (238, 10)
Free-Throw Percentage: 67.1 (314, 14)
Rebound Margin: 6.2 (24, 3)
Assists Per Game: 14.5 (99, 8)
Turnovers Per Game: 12.9 (275, 13)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2023NCAAFirst Four loss to Pittsburgh
2022NITFirst Round loss to Virginia
2021NITFirst Round win over Saint Louis
2021NITQuarterfinal win over Richmond
2021NITSemifinal win over Louisiana Tech
2021NITFinal loss to Memphis
2019NCAARound of 64 loss to Liberty
2018NITFirst Round win over Nebraska
2018NITSecond Round win over Baylor
2018NITQuarterfinal win over Louisville
2018NITSemifinal loss to Penn State
2012NITFirst Round loss to Massachusetts
2010NITFirst Round win over Jackson State
2010NITSecond Round loss to North Carolina
2009NCAARound of 64 loss to Washington
2008NCAARound of 64 win over Oregon
2008NCAARound of 32 loss to Memphis
2007NITFirst Round win over Mississippi Valley State
2007NITSecond Round win over Bradley
2007NITSemifinal loss to West Virginia
2007NITQuarterfinal win over Florida State
2005NCAARound of 64 win over Stanford
2005NCAARound of 32 loss to Duke
*all team stats through 3/10