OKLAHOMA CITY -- Teaira McCowan had her choice.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ten players average double-digit minutes. Multiple players shoot better than 50 percent from the field. An old-school coach who stresses toughness and loves teams that play defense and take care of the basketball.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Take out the first 3 minutes, 38 seconds.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mike Neighbors has seen Vic Schaefer at work on and off the court, so there was no one better Friday night to assess the Mississippi State women's basketball team's latest history-making step.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Some coaches have a knack for getting things out of you that you don't know you have.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Morgan William couldn't help marvel at Teaira McCowan's performance Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team is one win away from a sweep and evening its Southeastern Conference record after a 14-4 win against Tennessee on Saturday night in which it set new season highs for runs, hits (20), and extra-base hits (six).
Chase Washington is getting used to the winner's circle.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State hasn't had a Friday night like this one in six weeks. The outlier: Konnor Pilkington bowing out before the seventh inning.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Vic Schaefer has said all season that Teaira McCowan's upside is unlimited. On Friday, a national television audience earned a glimpse of McCowan's potential in one of the most dominating performances in Mississippi State women's basketball history.
STARKVILLE -- The voice came out of nowhere.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer feels his Mississippi State women's basketball team is right where it is supposed to be.
STARKVILLE - Starkville Academy spent practice Wednesday working on being more aggressive and putting the ball in play with two strikes.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has been in baseball every year since his early childhood days of tee ball, and in recapping Mississippi State's lengthy injury report Tuesday, he confidently said, "I've never seen anything like this in my life."
For close to a year, Nick Deese sat idly in Tuscaloosa County, itching to race.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes football teams have to have, "at least three" centers, just for the purpose of insurance in depth at such a pivotal position.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Poise in the circle can lead to perfection. But Shelby Lowe doesn't think in grandiose terms like that. It doesn't matter she is a freshman because the Pickens Academy freshmen is mature beyond her years. You only need to talk to the left-hander pitcher for a few minutes to realize she knows her stuff and can handle herself in tough situations.
STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham hasn't been walking around since Sunday muttering Kelsey Plum's name under her breath, at least not the way DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno did Sunday. But that doesn't mean Dillingham and all of her Mississippi State teammates won't get a crash course on everything related to Plum, Chantel Osahor, the rest of the Huskies before the teams meet at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN2) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament's Oklahoma City Regional at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Gary Blair will crack open a "Colorado Kool-Aid" on Friday night and have a front row seat for could be one of the most intriguing NCAA tournament matchups this season. The game between the second-seeded Mississippi State and the third-seeded Washington women's basketball teams will present a contrast in styles between a defensive-oriented team and one that might be a little more offensive minded.
JACKSON -- Javancy Jones left Noxubee County High School for the Jackson State football program in 2013 with a bevy of professional options at his disposal. Jones assumed football wasn't one of them.
1. McCowan's career night pushes MSU to Elite Eight COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU baseball takes SEC series opener from Tennessee COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Washington and Shelton continue to dominate LOCAL SPORTS
5. MSU powers way past Washington to reach Elite Elight COLLEGE SPORTS