Mississippi State will be wearing a special uniform when it takes the floor against Tennessee on Saturday.
The Bulldogs will don uniforms from 53 years ago to commemorate the team that helped break the color barrier during the civil rights movement, according to ESPN’s Paul Lukas. On March 15, 1963 Mississippi State played against a Loyola (Illinois) team that featured four African American players.
The white-based uniforms with red stripes may not exactly resemble the uniforms Mississippi State donned 53 years ago. But with Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, this seems like a proper time to honor a historic moment in college basketball history.
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