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Probably No Hope for Mississippi State

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It isn't just outsiders who don't have faith Mississippi State can snap its current five-game losing streak and make a late push for an NCAA tournament bid.

Asked by Mississippi State beat reporters on Monday whether the Bulldogs have the inner strength to bounce back, junior forward Arnett Moultrie responded bluntly, "Maybe not. Probably not."

The picture Moultrie paints of Mississippi State is that of a rudderless team full of talented players who don't work hard enough to maximize their potential and aren't willing to sacrifice individually to achieve collective success. Moultrie added that there isn't anyone on the roster he turns to for leadership because "everyone has their own agendas."

Senior point guard Dee Bost would seem to be the most likely ...

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