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Mercer beats Ole Miss on last-second 3-pointer

Posted 12/23/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Swanigan, Columbus beat New Hope in late-night finale at Joe Horne

Posted 12/23/2013 in High School Sports

Now that Jay Jay Swanigan has settled back in at Columbus High School, he is learning how to be a go-to player.

 

 

West Point drops battle with Provine

Posted 12/21/2013 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Perkins ready to lead in final game at Liberty Bowl

Posted 12/21/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Starkville boys fall at Joe Horne

Posted 12/21/2013 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Columbus girls carry confidence, win streak into break

Posted 12/21/2013 in High School Sports

This isn't Bri Edinburgh's show.

 

 

Starkville girls split pair of games at Joe Horne

Posted 12/21/2013 in High School Sports

Sometimes a slow and steady pace is the best option.

 

 

MSU women roll over Southeastern Louisiana

Posted 12/21/2013 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Bulldogs fined for artificial noisemaker violation

Posted 12/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - More cowbell resulted in more fines for Mississippi State athletics.

 

 

Defense helps MSU dunk FGCU

Posted 12/20/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Johnson recovering after injury

Posted 12/20/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

MSU women focused on developing more options

Posted 12/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's always good to have options.

 

 

Joe Horne Christmas Classic set for this weekend

Posted 12/18/2013 in High School Sports

The knock on the door rousted Sammy Smith from his seat.

 

 

Elite group of Lions, Indians move on

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

Byerson Cockrell had been waiting for Wednesday his entire life.

 

 

Applewhite, Bulldogs remain home for Florida Gulf Coast

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Thanks to his wife's chocolate chip cookies, Rick Ray now has two players with nicknames related to food.

 

 

MSU men break in new habits in victory

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Alwal leads MSU past North Dakota State

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Saban says there were no talks with Texas

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.

 

 

No. 11 Wichita State outlasts Alabama

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Alabama's Mosley repeats on AP All-America team

Posted 12/18/2013 in College Sports

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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