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Stansbury, Players React To NIT Bid, Late-Season Swoon

After 14 years as head coach, Rick Stansbury’s popularity is probably at low ebb today.  The Bulldogs failed to reach the NCAA Tournament with a team that many felt back in November could actually compete for second-place in the SEC behind Kentucky.

As his players took to Twitter to share their thoughts — Arnett Moultrie tweeted “Well ug et what you u deserve” – Stansbury tried to keep things on an even keel:


“Naturally, we are disappointed we are not playing in the NCAA Tournament, but at the same time we are looking forward to the NIT.”


Don’t bet on it.  The Bulldogs dropped six of their last eight games including two painful losses to a Georgia team that’s season is already over.  It was just two weeks ago that players on State’s team were questioning one another’s effort.  The possibility of an early flame-out is very real for this squad.  They open at home with UMass and then will likely travel to #1 seed Seton Hall.

Senior Dee Bost said via press release that he’s “thankful for another opportunity, especially after leaving the SEC Tournament on a sour note.”

The question is: Which of his teammates are thankful for another opportunity and which ones just want a disappointing season to end?

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