Coming off a comeback win over Ole Miss, the Tigers hit the road again looking to end another long losing streak. Auburn had lost their previous 6 trips to Starkville and were winless there since February 28, 2009.
Just as they had earlier in the week, Auburn struggled coming out of the gate. After a very brief 4-2 lead, the Tigers would fail to lead the rest of the 1st half. Auburn shot just 27% in the 1st half and only put 24 points up on the board. The Bulldogs led 35-24 at halftime.
Miss State would grow their lead to 13 but Auburn began to chip away.