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September 2, 2022 90 min
  • Hail State! On this episode of the 19nine Podcast, we’re traveling back to the 1995-1996 college basketball season, when Iverson and Allen dazzled at The Garden, Kentucky stocked its roster with 9 future NBA players, Coach Cal led UMass to national prominence, The Macarena was the year’s hit song, and a Mississippi State squad led by Darryl Wilson, Dontae’ Jones, and 16-year NBA veteran Erick Dampier crashed the Final Four.
  • To talk about the Bulldogs’ memorable March Madness run, we’re joined today by two rotation players on that team – Whit Hughes and Bart Hyche.
  • A 5-11 freshman on the 1996 squad, Bart played in 31 games that season, including all five of the Bulldogs’ NCAA Tournament games.
  • Whit, meanwhile, was a 6-5 sophomore forward who played in all 34 contests for the Bulldogs’ Final Four squad.
  • We’re going to chat with Whit and Bart about their respective journeys to Starkville, playing basketball at a school where football reigns supreme, the Mississippi State-Ole Miss rivalry, taking down Big Blue Nation in the SEC Tournament, and earning the first – and still only – Final Four berth in school history.

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