OXFORD -- Mercer point guard Langston Hall had a clean shot at the basket, but it was beyond the 3-point line at the top of the circle and two Ole Miss defenders were scrambling to make it an even tougher shot. Mercer coach Bob Hoffman wasn't concerned.
Now that Jay Jay Swanigan has settled back in at Columbus High School, he is learning how to be a go-to player.
The West Point High School boys basketball team had its nine-game winning streak snapped Saturday after falling to Jackson Provine in a 91-79 shootout.
STARKVILLE -- LaDarius Perkins isn't just excited about having one more game to this college career. He's thrilled to have one rare healthy game to his senior year.
By the time Starkville High School's boys basketball team pulled even with top-ranked Class 3A team Midfield (Ala.), the Yellow Jackets had exhausted the extra juice used to chip away at a deficit that lasted more than three quarters.
This isn't Bri Edinburgh's show.
Sometimes a slow and steady pace is the best option.
STARKVILLE -- As Southeastern Conference play looms with the start of the new year, one question is obvious for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE - More cowbell resulted in more fines for Mississippi State athletics.
STARKVILLE -- "Dunk City" is false advertisement. The Mississippi State men's basketball team proved Florida Gulf Coast University's marketing campaign for its Sweet 16 team from last season is a falsehood, or at least it was Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray didn't rush Roquez Johnson back after he injured his left knee last week in a game against Southeastern Louisiana in Tupelo. Ray's patience with Johnson's recovery allowed the senior forward to provide 10 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes Thursday night in a 68-55 victory against Florida Gulf Coast University.
STARKVILLE -- It's always good to have options.
The knock on the door rousted Sammy Smith from his seat.
Byerson Cockrell had been waiting for Wednesday his entire life.
STARKVILLE -- Thanks to his wife's chocolate chip cookies, Rick Ray now has two players with nicknames related to food.
STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night was the beginning of perception demolition at Humphrey Coliseum. Prior to a 78-65 victory against Florida A&M, the Mississippi State men's basketball team frustrated coach Rick Ray with its inability to do fundamental things. But reclamation commenced Tuesday, as MSU made free throws, moved the ball on offense, and created turnovers on defense.
FARGO, N.D. -- A dominating defensive performance in the second half lifted the Mississippi State women's basketball team to its fourth victory away from home Tuesday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Cleanthony Early and the Wichita State men's basketball team never ran out of answers for Alabama. Early scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift the 11th-ranked Shockers to a 72-67 victory against the Crimson Tide on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK -- A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey, and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton were selected to the first team for the second-straight season.
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