STARKVILLE -- Gavin Ware figured Saturday was finally his time. That's why the Mississippi State sophomore center became visibly angry at his teammates on possessions he didn't get the ball. The former Starkville High School standout put that frustration to good use, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead MSU to an 81-72 overtime victory against Texas A&M at Humphrey Coliseum.
Slippage is a term coaches use to gauge how well players or teams carry over what they have learned in practice to a game. In the case of the Mississippi State women's basketball team, Vic Schaefer has preached for the past two seasons about playing with heart, throwing the first punch, and representing MSU with pride, energy, and enthusiasm.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team knocked Texas A&M from the ranks of the unbeaten in league play without freshman point guard IJ Ready.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team has played several games since its 38-33 loss to Columbus in early December. However, the Jackets were ready to reflect and to move forward Friday night at the Bee Hive.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams preaches to her team to battle through adversity. The adversity began Friday night before her squad's Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 6A, Region 3 game against archrival Columbus.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jabari Brown knows there are ups and downs in basketball. So after Missouri lost two of three, including a 78-75 setback at Vanderbilt on Thursday, the junior guard told his teammates not to get frustrated.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With Marshall Henderson missing shot after shot in the opening half, sophomore Anthony Perez knew it would take someone else to keep the Ole Miss men's basketball team in striking distance of South Carolina. Perez did better than that, scoring a career-high 22 points to help Ole Miss rally from a 12-point deficit and hang on in a frantic finish for a 75-74 victory Saturday.
Aaron Gordon had a feeling before the start of the 2013 season Elisabeth Sullivan would have a chance to play professional soccer.
STARKVILLE -- A new pricing structure has been set for the expanded and renovated Davis Wade Stadium for the 2014 Mississippi State football season, the Bulldog Club announced Friday.
STARKVILLE -- All the ingredients were there. The Mississippi State women's basketball team had its biggest crowd of the season at Humphrey Coliseum to watch one of the most storied programs in the history of the sport.
STARKVILLE -- Wes Rea doesn't want Mississippi State baseball fans to be confused.
STARKVILLE -- Craig Sword knows why the Mississippi State men's basketball team's next game is critical. Last season, MSU suffered a 32-point loss to Alabama and allowed that negative energy to carry over to 12 more devastating Southeastern Conference losses in a row. Following an 80-61 loss to Alabama on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum, Sword hopes the same malaise won't envelope MSU.
OXFORD -- Christina Foggie scored 28 points as the No. 24 Vanderbilt women's basketball team outlasted Ole Miss 80-74 on Thursday night.
New Hope High School Principal Matt Smith and the school's football program are trying to move on. On Wednesday, Smith met with members of the New Hope High football team to talk to them about his decision not to renew first-year head coach Shawn Gregory as football coach. The move came in the afternoon after Gregory turned in his keys to the field house to Smith and Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright.
Wednesday was another good day for the baseball teams in the Golden Triangle.
Breanna Richardson knew there would be a lot to learn as a freshman. In addition to having to adjust to the rigors of college studies, Richardson also realized she was going to take on a new role on the basketball court.
Gary Harris always has been honest with his players at Heritage Academy. In 2012, when Harris arrived in Columbus, he didn't mince words with Caitlin McLain when he learned the catcher/infielder wanted to play softball in college.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray knew his scouting report wasn't understood and likely would be executed poorly. Hours before MSU's game against Alabama on Wednesday night, Ray saw mannerisms and attitudes in the team's shoot-around at Coleman Coliseum that made him believe his team wasn't mentally ready for a Southeastern Conference road game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State freshman point guard IJ Ready suffered his second injury of the season Wednesday night. With 9 minutes, 12 seconds left in the first half, Ready's head hit the Coleman Coliseum floor after he took a charge on Alabama center Carl Engstrom The Little Rock, Ark., native didn't return to the game.
OXFORD -- Marshall Henderson curled around a screen a few feet behind the 3-point line with two LSU defenders draped all over him. The Ole Miss guard wasn't open. Not even close. But he leapt into the air and let one fly anyway.
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