January 22, 2009

Stansbury talks Georgia

Coming off their most lopsided loss of the season, Mississippi State could use a pick me up.

The Bulldogs will have that opportunity on Saturday traveling to Georgia, who is winless in conference play at 0-3. But 19 years at Mississippi State has taught Rick Stansbury not to take anything for granted when it comes to the Southeastern Conference.

"Anytime you play Georgia it's never easy," Stansbury said. "Dennis (Felton) does a great job with his team with their physicalness. Defensively they really get into you and guard you. It was very obvious last year in the SEC Tournament they got into us and out-physicaled us. We know that we will have to play awful well. I'm sure after a week off Dennis is going to have their attention so it's going to be a tough game for us Saturday night."

The Bulldogs never trailed in their matchup with LSU on Wednesday and dropped their first league game of the season 81-57. State is now in a tie atop the SEC West with the Tigers.

"Sometimes making shots on the road is not a good way to have that lunch box packed," Stansbury said. "Sometimes it's not as easy on the road."

The Bulldogs had success with their four-guard lineup coming into their showdown on the Bayou winning five straight games. But unfortunately, the usually sharp-shooting team couldn't find their mark at LSU hitting just 5-of-20 shots from the outside.

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