Interview: Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer on embracing the moment, yet staying focused on task at hand


DALLAS, TX – Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer has already made a huge statement in his return to his home state of Texas, shocking the sports world when his second-seeded Bulldogs knocked off top-seeded Connecticut in a hard-earned, overtime victory in the Final Four.  The thrilling upset just also happened to snap the Huskies 111-game winning streak.

As such, no one could blame Schaefer, if he were simply satisfied at this point to let his team rest on their laurels–as the Starkville program had never before even advanced out of the Sweet Sixteen.  But the gelling Bulldogs’ business is unfinished, with two defeats to South Carolina to avenge and a national title still to play for.  So don’t expect any kind of let up from Schaefer’s squad on Sunday.

Krista Blunk caught up with Vic Schaefer ahead of the big game.

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