Originally Published: March 15, 2009

Tourney Tips: Mississippi State

Bulldogs rising at the right time

By Chris Dortch
Special to Insider
Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 65 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

One is tempted for an "impulse buy" of the Bulldogs over Washington. But the SEC tourney and cross-country travel catch up to them in the first round in Portland.

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Mississippi State's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the tournament selection committee in seeding the bracket.