STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer's message was clear: The Bulldogs needed to be tougher.
STARKVILLE -- Teaira McCowan was ready to step in and do her part.
STARKVILLE -- There's always work to be done when you're the hunted.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Cierra Johnson had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead five players in double figures Thursday night in the Alabama women's basketball team's 86-65 victory against No. 20 Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game at Coleman Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- The stack of papers adjacent to the left hand of Vic Schaefer indicated the Mississippi State women's basketball team wasn't preparing for just another opponent.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After losing Saturday on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in its second-consecutive defeat, the Alabama men's basketball team needed a pick-me-up performance against Missouri.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance.
The biggest rivalry in women's college basketball used to be Connecticut vs. Tennessee.
STARKVILLE -- Quinndary Weatherspoon felt like something had been missing in his last few games.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss freshman Blake Hinson went hard to the rim, rising up into the air to try and send home a huge one-handed dunk. The only problem was LSU's Kavell Bigby-Williams was there to deliver a crushing two-handed block that crammed the ball back toward the floor.
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland had plenty of teaching points to take from the Mississippi State men's basketball team's first two Southeastern Conference losses.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Jessika Carter reminds herself to slow down whenever she feels the need to do something quickly.
STARKVILLE -- While recent times have been tough for the Mississippi State men's basketball team, players and coaches alike think the best is yet to come.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Pushing the tempo can be the best weapon against an opponent that loves to use pressure defense.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Teaira McCowan said she didn't feel any different Monday night.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State women's basketball team don't want to become "spoiled."
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Crystal Allen had 26 of her 28 points in the second half Sunday to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 55-49 victory against No. 16 Kentucky in a Southeastern Conference game at Memorial Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Successful offensive teams set up their opponents and lay the groundwork for the next possession.
STARKVILLE -- Robert Woodard II, Reggie Perry, and Blake Hinson made an impression in their first installment of the Mississippi State-Ole Miss rivalry.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer is fond of saying he has the best coaching staff in the nation.
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