After a couple years looking in from the outside...the Mississippi State Bulldogs are happy to be back in the Big Dance!
As the 8th seed in the South region at Little Rock, they'll face Oregon in first round action....and maybe even meet the Memphis Tigers in the 2nd round!!!
It's the 5th time in 7 years the Bulldogs have made the NCAA tournament, but the only player on the team with NCAA experience is Charles Rhodes.
Head coach Rick Stansbury isn't worried about it.
"No, not all not with the schedule we've played. Our competition has prepared us for this."
Forward Charles Rhodes is ready.
"I think everyone will be excited for this and we should be alright."
The Bulldogs will tip off with Oregon at 6:30p Friday in Little Rock.