NIT Semifinals: No. 4 Mississippi State vs. No. 4 Louisiana Tech, today at 3 p.m.; Bulldogs game preview

March 26, 2021

FRISCO, Texas – Following a dramatic 68-67 victory over Richmond, the Mississippi State men’s basketball team continues its pursuit of an NIT Championship when the Bulldogs meet Louisiana Tech during Saturday’s semifinal round.

Tip time is slated for 2 p.m. CT from the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. The game will be televised by ESPN and available online courtesy of the Watch ESPN app. 

State (17-14) has won six of its last nine games this season and punched its second NIT Final Four trip under Ben Howland. The Bulldogs have made the NIT Final Four in three of its last four tournament appearances. 

The Matchup: Mississippi State (17-14, 8-10 SEC) vs. Louisiana Tech (23-7, 12-4 C-USA)
Where: Frisco, Texas – Comerica Center
When: Saturday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. CT
Live Stats: StatBroadcast (

: John Schriffen, Fran Fraschilla, Kris Budden 
DirecTV: Ch. 206, Dish: Ch. 140, AT&T U-Verse: Ch. 1602, MaxxSouth: Ch. 1023, C Spire: Ch. 200
: Watch ESPN app & Watch ESPN online (Cable Subscription Required)

Radio: Mississippi State Sports Network – Powered by Learfield IMG College 
: Neil Price
 WKBB-FM 100.9 Starkville/West Point (Full List:
Free Online Audio: 
Hail State Plus (

Saturday’s winners will meet in the NIT Championship on Sunday at 11 a.m. CT, while Sunday’s third place game is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT at the Comerica Center. Both games will televised by ESPN and available online courtesy of the Watch ESPN app.

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