HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team used its best defensive performance of the season to earn a 50-40 victory against Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday night. MSU (6-2) held USM (5-4) to 21.3 percent shooting from the field to win its third straight against its state rival. Despite its offensive struggles, the Lady Bulldogs still gave coach Sharon Fanning-Otis a very happy birthday.
JACKSON -- With a powerful 6-foot-10 frame, soft hands, and ample athleticism, Renardo Sidney was regarded as one of the nation's top men's basketball recruits when Mississippi State signed him in 2009. That hype might turn out to be true. But as the big man proved Wednesday night he remains a work in progress.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi women's basketball team used a 17-7 run in the final 4 minutes, 40 seconds Wednesday to pull away for a 68-57 victory against Mississippi Valley State at Tad Smith Coliseum.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior forward JaMychal Green scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds, notching his second consecutive double-double of the season, to lead the University of Alabama men's basketball team (5-5) to a 59-38 win against Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School basketball coach Tony Seals is happy to see his "big guy" play well after a strong test earlier this week. Ryan Jaynes scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds Monday against Sulligent. Seals, who coaches both the boys and girls teams at South Lamar, said Jaynes proved himself in the contest.
Not too many football coaches have built the kind of career Bubba Davis has during the last 41 years.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen calls Derek Sherrod one of the best offensive tackles he's ever been around.
Mississippi State's men's basketball team survived an Alabama State upset bid Tuesday with a 67-46 win to close its season-opening, nine-game homestand.
The waiting was the hardest part for Deon Bedford.
Renardo Sidney has been waiting for this day for nearly two years.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Bryant scored a career-high 22 points Monday night to help the Mississippi State men's basketball team beat Nicholls State 67-58. Bryant made the most of his third straight start of the season, opening the scoring with a dunk before knocking down a pair of 3-pointers in the first eight minutes.
STARKVILLE -- While Mississippi State's football team goes through its first week of bowl preparation, the future of the program is getting a good audition for the spring. The veterans have given way to redshirt freshmen and reserves who didn't receive the number of repetitions needed to move through the playbook.
Assertive. Poised. Aggressive. Focused. Those are all qualities coaches love to see in their point guards. Coaches don't often get all of those traits in one player, so when they do they feel more than blessed.
In a season of down-to-the-wire finishes, the Mississippi State Bulldogs finally had a chance relax Sunday.
With Chad Bumphis ruled out for the Gator Bowl, Mississippi State's offense will play without its most dynamic skill player.
Mississippi State's men's basketball team hopes the rest of its of five-games-in-five-days stretch goes nothing like its first. The Bulldogs were out-rebounded by 13 and gave up 15 offensive rebounds in a 63-62 loss to East Tennessee State on Saturday, marking the second-straight loss and second defeat by two points or less.
The first attempt didn't produce results. After getting fouled on a drive from the left wing, Porsha Porter missed two free throws. But this night was going to be different. You could sense it from Porter's demeanor.
It's a familiar refrain: No margin for error. A year ago, the variation Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury used referred to the lack of front-court depth his Bulldogs had in support of Jarvis Varnado and the dearth of backcourt contributors off the bench.
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