Press Release from Southern Miss
The Southern Miss men's basketball game versus Mississippi State on Dec. 19 will be televised on ESPNU. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. inside the Mississippi Coliseum.
The Golden Eagles and Bulldogs have not met since 2001, a 75-68 win for Mississippi State in Starkville during the NIT. Recently-hired Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Roane was the Associate Head Coach on that Southern Miss staff. The last regular season meeting between the schools came on Dec. 16, 1995.
The last Golden Eagle men's basketball game inside the Jackson venue was a 90-57 win over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 27, 1997. Roane was also on that Southern Miss staff as an assistant under James Green.
Other known televised games to this point include the Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22-25) in Honolulu. The first-round game against San Diego State will be on ESPNU, and the final two games will also be on the ESPN Family of Networks.
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