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MSU basketball team stops to help injured motorist on the way to LSU

Members of the Mississippi State University men’s basketball team help a motorist near Brookhaven after she flipped her car on I-55 on Friday.
Members of the Mississippi State University men’s basketball team help a motorist near Brookhaven after she flipped her car on I-55 on Friday. Courtesy

While winning will definitely be on the agenda Saturday for the Mississippi State University men’s basketball team as they take on the LSU Tigers, the focus on the game did not stop the team from stopping to help someone in need.

WCBI reported the team made an unexpected stop near Brookhaven on Friday while traveling from Starkville to Baton Rouge.

The team’s bus approached a car that had flipped on Interstate 55 in the southbound lanes near mile marker 67, MSU basketball media director Gregg Ellis said on Twitter. Ellis said the roads were “dangerous” due to Friday’s winter weather.

The bus stopped and the team helped get the driver out of the vehicle and placed her on the bus until first responders arrived, Ellis tweeted.

The team was traveling by bus after its flight out of Starkville was canceled due to a malfunctioning plane.

The Bulldogs are 9-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play. The Tigers are 9-4 and 1-1.

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