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Ray, Revived Dogs See Last-Week Opportunities

When something encouraging occurs, a smart coach seeks and seizes opportunity. So Rick Ray is maximizing the good will engendered by the rousing rivalry victory to go sell Bulldog basketball. Before, that is, going back on the SEC road. "Hopefully our guys can use this as a stepping-stone going to South Carolina," Ray said Monday morning.

‘This' being the 73-67 win over Ole Miss. Out beyond the borders this might be logically regarded as an upset. Here within the state all know better. Even allowing for the opposite-tracks the respective seasons have taken to-date, the only ‘upset' is to egos and stomachs and such…as well as one team's post-season plans. Mississippi State's victory was a reminder how anything can and often does...

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