Bulldogs, Aggies Meet In 2K Sports Classic Opener On ESPN2
Tip for the Nov. 17 game at Madison Square Garden is set for 6 p.m., while the nightcap features Arizona's showdown with St. John's. Both games will be televised on ESPN2.
On Nov. 18, the winners will meet for the 2K Sports Classic crown, preceded by the consolation game at 3:30 p.m. Once again, both games will be televised live on ESPN2.
Tickets for the championship round games in New York City are on sale and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 866-448-7849 or online at Ticketmaster.com. In addition, Mississippi State has also put together a travel package for the two games in New York, followed by a trip to Little Rock for the Bulldogs' football game with Arkansas.
A Look At The Series
The Bulldogs' matchup with the Aggies will mark the first meeting between the two since 1966 when MSU claimed a 62-49 victory at the USM Invitational in Hattiesburg, Miss. The only other outing resulted in A&M upending Mississippi State, 58-54, in the 1963 Bluebonnet Tournament in Houston.
In their last meeting, the Wildcats won 68-64 in the 2004 John R. Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif. However, in the 2000 Bank One Fiesta Bowl Classic, Mississippi State stunned Arizona in the finals, 75-74. Their first outing came in 1970 at the Poinsettia Classic in Greenville, S.C., with the Wildcats claiming a 77-75 victory.