Upstart Miss. St. wins SEC tourney, punches ticket

BY foxsports • March 16, 2009

When Mississippi State finished its surprising run through the Southeastern Conference tournament, Twany Beckham grabbed an SEC sign and hoisted it high above his head.

One problem: It was upside-down, which may have been fitting considering it was the Bulldogs celebrating the league title and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, not regular-season winner LSU, co-East Division champion Tennessee or perennial powerhouse Kentucky.

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