Riley Benock truly has been there and done that. Which is precisely why, as great as that 2009 Tampa…
Tigers Stun State 84-82
Bulldog guard Riley Benock's wing jumper at the buzzer caught too much iron and not enough net, as visiting LSU (11-17, 3-10 SEC) snapped a ten-game league losing streak. That allowed the Tigers a modest celebration, while Mississippi State (14-13, 6-7 SEC) walked off their court numbed by another almost-inexplicable SEC setback. They also fell back into a tie for second in the Western Division as Arkansas upset Kentucky. Now the Dogs and Hogs each have three games left to battle for a first-round SEC Tournament bye, including next Wednesday when State goes to Fayetteville. "Everything really gets magnified now, for sure," Coach Rick Stansbury said. The magnitude of the loss stung the Dogs, certainly. "It hurts deep down inside, we were up big and in control of the game," guard Dee Bost said. "But give them credit. It's a disappointing loss, but it's not a loss like the Auburn loss." Then again it was hard to see much difference between these similar setbacks to Tiger teams sharing...
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