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Events that should be in Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover: MSU knocks Kentucky out of SEC Tournament

NASHVILLE, TN - March 11, 2021 - Mississippi State Forward Derek Fountain (#20) during the 2021 SEC Tournament game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Photo By Austin Perryman
Mississippi State men’s basketball vs. Kentucky Wildcats. Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics.

We’re less than a week away from 2021’s edition of Mississippi State controlling the programming at the SEC Network. While there are some really good Mississippi State sporting events that will be broadcast on the SEC Network during that 24 hour period of time, there are some events that should have been included.

We’ve got 10 different pieces of really good Mississippi State content that will be shown during that timeframe and that’s a lot of Mississippi State to sit back and enjoy.

Still, the lineup could have been better.

Let’s take a look at the 10 things that will be shown during the 2021 Mississippi State SEC Network Takeover. The full schedule is below:

Mississippi State’s SEC Network Takeover is set for July 11

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  • 7/10/21 at 11 p.m. – #5 Mississippi State vs. Auburn (Baseball)
  • 7/11/21 at 2 a.m. – SEC Storied: Thunder & Lightning
  • 3:30 a.m. – Mississippi State: Maroon-White Game
  • 5:30 a.m. – Missouri vs. Mississippi State (Football)
  • 8 a.m. – Mississippi State vs. South Carolina (Softball)
  • 10 a.m. – Mississippi State vs. LSU (Football)
  • 1 p.m. – Ole Miss vs. #14 Mississippi State (W Basketball)
  • 3 p.m. – Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss (M Basketball)
  • 5 p.m. – #6 Ole Miss vs. #4 Mississippi State (Baseball)
  • 8 p.m. – #24 Tulsa vs. Mississippi State

That’s a pretty good lineup of events! The Bulldogs are showcasing a wide variety of games from much of its athletic department.

But while that grouping is good, it could certainly be better.

To view the full list of the events that should have made it into Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover, click here.

Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Sloane Bush/Mississippi State Athletics
Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Sloane Bush/Mississippi State Athletics

5 events that should have made Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover

Mississippi State’s schedule for the SEC Network Takeover is good, but it could be so much better.

No. 2: Mississippi State men’s basketball team’s win over Kentucky in the SEC Tournament

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Any win over the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team is a win worth celebrating. Kentucky is a dominant program and consistently has one of the best teams in the country. So, any win you can get over the Wildcats is important, even if it is in something of a down year for UK.

Oh, and this win came after Mississippi State had lost 15 consecutive games against the Kentucky Wildcats. That’s definitely worth noting here. The ending of that streak, the win over a historically great program, and the fact that this win came in the SEC Tournament make this a huge win for the Bulldogs.

Mississippi State’s win over Kentucky helped keep the Wildcats out of the NCAA Tournament while also assisting in MSU’s NIT bid.

So, everyone wins with this game. Except Kentucky.

And that’s fine.

For more independent Mississippi State news and commentary, follow The Underdog Tribune on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Ethan Lee on Facebook and Twitter.

To view the full list of the events that should have made it into Mississippi State’s 2021 SEC Network Takeover, click here.

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