The Mississippi State Starting Five

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G - #15 Riley Benock, 6'4 Senior (7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.1 apg) Tom and Karen's baby boy returns home tonight to face his homestate team, the Kentucky Wildcats. Benock, from Meade County High School, was named Elizabethtown's 2006-07 All-Area Player of the Year and represented the Bluegrass State in the 2007 Indiana/Kentucky All-Star game.  The News Enterprise ranks Riley Benock as the sixth most successful individual to come out of Elizabethtown; behind Charles Middleton, Kenny Perry, John LaRue Helm, Orlando Bloom, and Kirsten Dunst.
G - #3  Dee Bost, 6'2 Junior (17.7 ppg, 5.2 apg, 3.8 rpg) Dee Bost missed Mississippi State's first 14 games this season due to academics and an NCAA suspension for not owning a calendar. Bost failed to properly withdraw from the NBA Draft last year, claiming he didn't know about the May 8th deadline.  During the time leading up to the draft, Bost ditched his class schedule at MSU and trained in Las Vegas for three weeks.  His "family" paid for those workouts. Yeah, "family". Now Bost is back on the Bulldogs roster and he's leading the team in scoring in the ten games he's played.
G - #2  Ravern Johnson, 6'7 Senior (17 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.7 apg) Ravern Johnson was suspended last week for this tweet: "Starting to see why people Transfer you can play the minutes but not getting your talents shown because u watching someone else wit the ball the whole game shooters need to move not watch why other coaches get that do not make sense to me" He's back on the team now.  Ya know, because it's the Kentucky game.
F - #24  Kodi Augustus, 6'8 Senior (11.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.8 apg) Mississippi State's power forward made an appearance on MTV's Real World: New Orleans when his "girlfriend", a cast member, waited for him outside the LSU game. In that same season of the reality show, Jemmye - yeah, that's her name - hooked up with a pillhead from Wisconsin, forming what is one of the greatest love triangles in MTV/Mississippi State Athletics/Hydrocodone history. If you're attending the game tonight, please remind Augustus that a white dude from Wisconsin stole his girl. C - #1  Renardo Sidney, 6'10 Sophomore (13.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 0.6 apg) The big man doesn't just ask for leg room, he demands it. And he'll whoop your ass and get you kicked off the team if you don't oblige. ------------------------------------- Cats and Dogs tip off at 7 pm.  Live blog at 6:30ish.  #legggooo

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