STARKVILLE -- As valuable as games are to the growth and development of his players, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury is focused on practice. Stansbury has stressed the importance of using practice to improve in his team's "second season" since the return of Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney.
Heritage Academy boys basketball coach Yandell Harris could see his team's advantage before the game started, so he decided to "go big." With a three-post setup on offense, Heritage Academy dominated the boards en route to a 54-46 victory against Oak Hill Academy on Monday night in non-division action.
Press, press, press. The strategy of the Oak Hill Academy girls basketball team Monday night was simple: Use defense to control the tempo against Heritage Academy. That plan proved effective, as Oak Hill Academy's full-court, player-to-player defense led to offense from its defense in a 52-33 victory in non-division action.
Heritage Academy's girls basketball team -- specifically 6-foot-5 junior center Rachel Hollivay -- attracted two college recruiters to Columbus on Monday night for her team's game against Oak Hill Academy.
Regina Barker takes what she has and makes other teams deal with it. Barker, a senior guard for the Aberdeen High School girls basketball team, is a natural athlete on the basketball team, said coach Latorrence Bivens. Her abilities have helped her be a leader and to develop a scoring sense that has helped pace the Lady Bulldogs.
Three games into league play, University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy admits he didn't foresee the Rebels propping up the Southeastern Conference's West division. Such is the case, however, following the Rebels' 98-76 home loss to the University of Georgia on Saturday. The blowout defeat was the team's third straight loss following a 10-game stretch in which it won nine times.
STARKVILLE -- We're talking about practice. Not the game, practice. At least that's what Rick Stansbury is thinking about as his team has five days off before facing No. 24 Georgia on the road Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team finally had a chance to exhale. The Bulldogs hadn't found too many positives written about them in the past month in the wake of off-the-court issues, player transfers, and a slew of blowout losses. On Sunday, the Bulldogs were laughing, smiling, and throwing alley-oops to one another in an 85-66 wipeout of Auburn.
LEXINGTON, Ken. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team failed to keep the offensive pace early Sunday, falling to No. 19 Kentucky 72-60 in Southeastern Conference game at Memorial Coliseum. MSU, which has lost five games in a row, slipped to 8-8 and 0-4 in the SEC. Kentucky, coached by MSU alumnus Matthew Mitchell, improved to 13-4 and 2-2.
STARKVILLE -- Texas Rangers first baseman and former Mississippi State standout Mitch Moreland will be the featured speaker at MSU's 14th annual "First Pitch/Meet the Team" baseball celebration Saturday, Feb. 12, on the MSU campus.
OXFORD -- Trailing by three with 22 seconds left in overtime, Shae Nelson's 3-pointer was off the mark as the University of Mississippi women's basketball team lost to South Carolina 63-58 Sunday. The loss dropped Ole Miss to 8-8 and 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference, while South Carolina improved to 10-8 and 2-3 SEC.
STARKVILLE -- Finally, a chance for Mississippi State's men's basketball team to exhale. The Bulldogs hadn't found too many positive headlines written about them over the past month in the wake of off-the-court issues, player transfers and a slew of blowout losses. Sunday, the Bulldogs (10-7, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) were laughing, smiling and throwing alley-oops to one another in an 85-66 wipeout of Auburn.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has to change its identity.
Mississippi State's men's basketball team got the emotional lift it needed Thursday when it beat Ole Miss.
As a lifelong baseball player, Thomas Berkery knows the importance of the tutelage he received growing up.
So much for Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney being out of shape.
Catina Bett forgot life in the Southeastern Conference was this much fun.
OXFORD -- So much for Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney being out of shape. The Mississippi State duo combined to score 49 points Thursday in the Bulldogs' 69-64 win over Ole Miss.
STARKVILLE -- It's Dee Bost's time to shine. The scene for an epic performance needed to lead the Mississippi State men's basketball team out of a streak that has seen it lose five of its past six games is set for 8 tonight (ESPN2) against the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes in giving young coaches a shot. The Mississippi State football coach remembers how mentor Urban Meyer helped make him a better coach while working together at the University of Utah and the University of Florida. He credits former Syracuse football coach Paul Pasqualoni for giving him his first chance to coach as a graduate assistant at the Division I level and helping mold his coaching methodology. That's why he had no qualms or reservations about promoting Angelo Mirando to be MSU's new wide receivers coach.
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