It’s been a while since Mississippi State last won a game. It came against the same opponent it plays today — Auburn. The Bulldogs beat the Tigers at home on Jan. 22. This time MSU tries to do it on the road even though the Bulldogs have lost 14 straight road games. Their last win away from Humphrey Coliseum came on Dec. 22 in Las Vegas, but that was at a neutral site. Mississippi State’s last true road win came against Georgia on Jan. 12, 2013.

Adding to the poor numbers, second-year coach Rick Ray has never won a game in February with MSU, going 0-12. The Bulldogs last win in the year’s shortest month was Feb. 29, 2012.
Offensive ineptitude

During Mississippi State’s six-game losing streak, it hasn’t scored more than 63 points. It’s played even worse in three of the last four. On Jan. 30, the Bulldogs scored what at the time was a season low 51 points. Two days later, MSU scored 49 points against Vanderbilt.

MSU managed to increase its total against Texas A&M, but still went more than 10 minutes without scoring in the second half in the loss.

And the low for the season might have come after the Bulldogs’ best effort of the year against Kentucky. They lost by 20 at home because of a 2-for-15 shooting stretch that lasted 14 minutes, 58 seconds and spanned through both halves.
On Fire

When Auburn came to Starkville earlier this season, Chris Denson was the Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer at 19.5 points per game. He left Humphrey Coliseum with his second worst scoring night of the season, finishing with nine points.

Since that time, he’s averaging 24.7 points per game during a six-game span and his overall average up to 20.5.