Mississippi State basketball team helps driver of car that flipped over

The Mississippi State basketball team won’t do anything better than this all season.

While on the bus to Baton Rogue, Louisiana for their game against LSU, a car was overturned in front of the team bus. Concerned for the safety of the driver and that the car might explode, the players quickly sprang into action.

The woman who was driving appears to have no serious injuries and was helped to safety after the crash. Head coach Ben Howland, along with two other staff members ran off the bus and up to the car; Howland began to pound on the window when he realized the woman was unconscious.

The pounding caused her to wake up and begin screaming “get me out of here!”

“It’s really a blessing she walked away from that,” Howland said, via ESPN.com. “The car was totaled. I’m really thankful we weren’t seeing something that was more of a disaster. Wearing her seat belt saved her life.”

Prior to the game on Saturday, Howland called to see how the woman was doing. She is expected to make a full recovery and will likely be a Mississippi State fan for the rest of her life.

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Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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