Team preview: Mississippi State

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 18, 2005, 12:19 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)


Attrition has gutted his roster and the NBA swiped an impact recruit -- again -- but Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury is taking his unusually heavy loss of personnel in stride.

"I learned long ago not to worry about things you can't control," Stansbury said.

You couldn't blame Stansbury if he's lost a little sleep thinking about the firepower that used up its eligibility last season.