Columbus High School boys' basketball coach Gary Griffin has been encouraging point guard Kaderius Williams to take more shots.
Columbus High School senior Briona Green has had two things on her mind during Christmas holidays -- family and basketball.
With each cut to the basket, RJ DeLoach feels a bit more confident.
Starkville High School junior Jariyah Covington did not have much time. However, it turned out that she had enough.
STARKVILLE -- It's a familiar refrain, but it's one Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer will say a lot In January and February.
The Dispatch asked members of the media who voted in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball preseason poll to give their thoughts about how the league's 14 teams fared in non-conference play and how they think those teams will fare in conference play, which begins today. The Dispatch thanks all of the media members for their participation in a busy holiday and bowl season. The media member's name and affiliation is listed above the questions and answers.
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STARKVILLE -- Torin Hamilton found himself splitting time between offense and defense last season.
The cheer rained down from the stands with 2 minutes, 22 seconds to go in the game.
STARKVILLE -- Quinndary Weatherspoon grabbed a towel and sat down softly.
The extra reps on the shooting machine paid off.
In the last two games of Thursday night in the Trojan Holiday Classic, the New Hope Lady Trojans beat the Amory Lady Panthers, 52-49 and the New Hope Trojans lost to the Brandon Bulldogs, 79-62.
STARKVILLE -- Control has been an elusive intangible for Breanna Richardson in her time in Starkville.
As Ben Howland has slowly built the Mississippi State men's basketball program, it has become apparent that Quinndary Weatherspoon will be a key building block.
STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham could sense the anticipation in the crowd at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Midway through his second season, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland is happy with where his team is.
It's a play that is noticed once or twice a game. It's a quick-hitter that usually leaves a defense and its coach frustrated. The baseline inbounds play accounted for eight of Starkville High School forward Kelsey Jones' 24 points against Harrison Central on Tuesday, and all four plays were drawn up differently in a 47-31 win at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump.
STARKVILLE -- The differences really aren't that big. A year ago, the Mississippi State women's basketball team was ranked No. 8 as it prepared to play South Florida in its final non-conference game before the start of Southeastern Conference action. Sophomore Victoria Vivians was leading the Bulldogs in scoring at 17.8 points per game and shooting 41.6 percent from the field. MSU was flying high at 12-1 thanks to an offense that was averaging 82.8 ppg. and a defense that was holding opponents to 50.8 pg.
1. No. 4 MSU women look for school record against Ole Miss COLLEGE SPORTS