Rick Ray reviews roller coaster first season at helm of MSU

1 thing I know for sure is that I appreciate the effort that Rick Ray’s team showed this year. A depleted roster and tons of injuries weren’t enough to make this team give up. I’m really anxios to see what we can do next year with a full roster. Hats off to Rick Ray and squad this year. Great season ending write-up by the Hail State Beat.


As the month of March draws to a close, so has Rick Ray’s first season as Mississippi State’s basketball coach.

Boy, what a season it was.

Mixed amongst the lows of injuries, suspensions and losses were the highs of SEC wins, a surprisingly successful final stretch run and a huge turnout by students for an equally big victory over Ole Miss.

ZLVIOGLWWDZSRTK.20130108195915On Wednesday, Ray reflected on his inaugural campaign as a head coach, while also looking forward to year two.

Sure, the losses column mounted a bit too high for his liking, but looking past records and final scores, the head coach of the Bulldogs saw a lot to like.

Namely, he saw his players – and his team – get better, even if final results didn’t always show it.

MSU even ended up with two freshmen – Gavin Ware and Craig Sword – on the All-SEC Freshman Team, while…

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