After an Elite Eight run last year, Thursday night the 20th-ranked MSU Mustang basketball team got to show what they could do at a Big XII arena.
They were in Waco taking on the #14 Baylor Bears, coming off an Elite Eight run of their own in the Division I Tournament.
The Mustangs looked good early, with Morehead State transfer David Terrell getting a steal and a layup to put MSU up 2-0 early.
Later, Old High grad and Charlie Logan's younger brother Keonte Logan, who transferred from Our Lady of the Lake, got a fast break layup and drew a foul, making the free throw to put MSU up again.
MSU led 52-51 with 8:47 remaining, but the Baylor size advantage had the Mustangs in foul trouble most of the night, and MSU fell 68-59.
Still, it was a very good result for MSU.
"It was a neat environment to play in," MSU coach Grant McCasland said.
"To be fair, they are not a Top 20 team without LaceDarius Dunn and were short-handed in areas, but I liked the toughness on defense and they way we competed against a Big 12 opponent.
"I was proud of the way we worked."