Mississippi State Basketball Fans Ruin a Great Game vs. Kentucky

Mark PepponiCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 13:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wilcats dribbles during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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I should be in bed by now, but I stayed up to watch the Mississippi State Bulldogs basically give away a game to the Wildcats with just over two minutes left.

With Mississippi State up by fivewith just under three minutes left, Kentucky, with the help of more than a few questionable calls by the stripes, stormed back to send the game into OT.

From there Kentucky took over. What struck me as odd was how conservative Mississippi State played down the stretch and they turned the ball over at will with little time left in regulation.

As the OT period came to an end, Mississippi State fans showed all the class of a wet noodle by hurling water bottles that exploded onto the court. What is the old expression? Act like you've been there. It's apparent that Bulldog fans haven't been there.

Apparently, MSU fans did the ala LSU cell phone thing for DeMarcus Cousins.  Sort of like LSU fans tried when they got Tim Tebow's cell phone number and tried to harass or intimidate him.  Didn't work against Tebow, and didn't work tonight for MSU fans.

During a post game interview with ESPN'S Jeanine Edwards, John Calipari was almost hit with some sort of projectile from the stands. 

Perhaps Bob Knight was throwing some his way?  MSU had this game won.

In the end, the only ones to blame are the Mississippi State coaches, who played it ultra-conservatively down the stretch.

Stay Classy, Starkville !!!