With such an up and down year for Mississippi State things now become fairly simple - win their next three games in the SEC Tournament and go dancing.
First up on the Bulldogs quest to reach the NCAA Tournament will be Vanderbilt tonight in the quarterfinals at 9 p.m. inside the Georgia Dome in...[details]
2008 (Sophomore): - Scored a career-high 19 points in 17 minutes against Georgia in the opening round of SEC Tournament.
- Starting the first nine games for the Bulldogs and played in 16 more after seeing action in just 11 games as a freshman.
- Was second on the team at the foul line with an 79.2 percent accuracy (42 of 53).
- Finished seventh on the team with seven blocked shots.
- Averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 boards.
- Had career-high nine rebounds against Texas Tech in the Legends Classic in New Jersey.
- Due to a coaching decision, did not play in 11 games.
- In the SEC Tournament, averaged 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds, while draining 6 of his 12 3-pointers. From the field, he was 12 of 23.
- Against Washington in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, he scored nine points and had eight rebounds en route to earning Chevrolet Player of the Game honors.
2007 (Freshman): Averaged 1.5 points (5-13 FGs; 2-7 treys & 4-7 FTs) and 1.1 rebounds per game in 11 brief appearances (4.7 mins/gm) on the year... Saw but two total minutes of playing time in just two regular-season SEC outings... Did not see game action in the last 16 contests (last was Jan. 26 home win against Ole Miss)... Blocked a shot (his third of the year) in one-minute stint vs. Ole Miss (Jan. 26)... Connected on 1-of-2 field-goal attempts against his hometown LSU Tigers in his SEC debut (1 min) at Baton Rouge on Jan. 9 for his first two points since Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount... High point of his rookie campaign thus far was the Dec. 8 Southeastern Louisiana contest in which he set season highs for points (8), field goals made (3) and attempted (5), 3-pointers made (2), rebounds (6) and minutes played (11)... Had totalled just three points (0-3 FGs & 0-2 treys), three rebounds and 21 minutes played over his four previous outings combined prior to the SLU contest... Subsequently hit a field goal in his only attempt and made 1-of-2 free throws, as well as collecting his first two assists and first steal of the campaign, in 10-minute stint at Loyola Marymount... Also had blocks vs. Lafayette (2 mins) and UT Martin (7 mins)... Hit 3-of-5 charity tosses and grabbed a rebound vs. Murray State (4 mins)... Collected a pair of rebounds in his collegiate debut vs. Louisiana Tech (9 mins)... Rated as the nation's No. 20 post-graduate player by Scout.com a year ago at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine... Spent the 2005-06 campaign playing for Willowridge High School in Houston, Texas... Previously attended Baton Rouge's Tara High School... Cousin of WNBA standout and former LSU All-American Seimone Augustus.
Personal: Kodi Augustus was born November 2, 1987, in Baton Rouge, La... Enrolled in MSU's College of Arts and Sciences... The son of Troy and Georgiana Carter.