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Mississippi State eyes host with RPI/KPI analysis front of mind

SEC Extra

HOOVER, Ala — This is a question almost as old as time.

Will Mississippi State host?

The questions start as a joke on opening day, and on years like this one ramp to a fever pitch during tournament week.

This season there’s no need for a manufactured narrative. The Bulldogs have a strong case to host. However, there are only 16 spots and more contenders trying to squeeze their way in. Will the committee consider Mississippi State’s resume one of the top 16?

There are 11 teams that seem like absolute locks to host. Those include SEC teams Kentucky, Tennessee,[…]