5 memorable moments in the Kentucky basketball vs. Mississippi State series

Mississippi State v Kentucky
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3. The 'Call Me' Game

John Calipari, DeMarcus Cousins
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At the beginning of the John Calipari era, the only team to rival the talent of Kentucky would have been Mississippi State. The Bulldogs and their fans were hungry when the Cats visited Starkville back in 2010. The fans were so rabid that they found Demarcus Cousins' cell phone number and pranked-called him all night before the big game. However, those pranks were for nothing when Cousins and the Cats sent everyone home disappointed with a hard-fought OT victory.

2. Erik Daniels Crushes The Bulldogs Hopes

Erik Daniels
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There's something so exhilarating about watching your team go on the road and handle a hostile crowd. In 2004, that's precisely what Kentucky did, as forward Erik Daniels dashed the hopes of everyone in the Mississippi State crowd when he dropped in the buzzer-beater. At the time, the Cats were ranked #6 in the country and proved they could handle the rowdiest of environments.