TAMPA, FLA. — For the Mississippi State players and coaches who watched Sunday’s NCAA Tournament selection show in a club room at the St. Pete Times Forum, there were plenty of reasons to complain.
There was the thought of a long Tuesday flight for a Thursday game after having played four straight games. There was the 13-seed. And there was the long haul to Portland, Ore., a difficult trip at best for Bulldog fans – and an easy trip for fans of MSU’s opponent, fourth-seeded Washington.
But nary a soul left the arena whining.