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Ole Miss beats Hawaii to finish fifth in tournament

Posted 12/26/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- It took the University of Mississippi men's basketball team most of the game to put things together, but when it did, it took over the game quickly. Murphy Holloway scored 18 points and Mississippi pulled away from a tie game in the final minutes to defeat the University of Hawaii 81-66 in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday.

 

 

Ole Miss men beat San Francisco

Posted 12/24/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- Two days before Christmas, there were no presents to be found for Andy Kennedy's University of Mississippi men's basketball team. Instead, Ole Miss (9-2) took to a consolation game of the Diamond Head Classic Sunday and came away with a hard-fought 85-78 victory against the University of San Francisco that was anything but gift-wrapped.

 

 

Ware has career day in MSU victory

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Gavin Ware has the unique opportunity to play college basketball at his hometown university. However, the former Starkville High School All-State performer decided to have his coming-out party two hours down the road.

 

 

Ole Miss falls to Indiana State in OT

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- In a game of ups and downs, the Indiana State University men's basketball team finished on a strong note.

 

 

Mercer upsets Alabama

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jakob Gollon made two free throws with 1 minute, 19 seconds left and the Mercer University men's basketball team overcame a double-digit, first-half deficit to upset the University of Alabama 66-59 on Saturday.

 

Robinson, Young take advantage of opportunity in MSU victory

Posted 12/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Opportunities don't give a lot of advance warning. If they did, Shamia Robinson and Brittany Young would have removed their warmup clothes and been sitting on the edge of their seats Thursday for the opening tip against Jacksonville State University.

 

EMCC players reach next level

Posted 12/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- East Mississippi Community College lineman Martavius Foster likes to travel.

 

 

Bulldogs remain home for winless Jacksonville State

Posted 12/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knows his team's margin for error this season is minuscule.

 

 

MSU women show signs of growth vs. FAMU

Posted 12/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year ago, Kendra Grant would have gravitated to the 3-point arc and her toes would have pawed for a comfortable spot. A month ago, Darriel Gaynor talked about the player she used to be and how she was focused on regaining her confidence. Two weeks ago, Sherise Williams finally had a new pair of contact lenses and was prepared to find a way to slow down.

 

 

Robinson hopes he has bright future in MSU's backfield

Posted 12/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josh Robinson never has a bad day. The Mississippi State University redshirt freshman backup tailback knows a recent injury to teammate Nick Griffin could result in more carries for himself, but he isn't concerned about his workload.

 

 

MSU confident it will have success against Northwestern

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior cornerback Corey Broomfield laid out how his teammates feel about their New Year's Day opponent -- and it's not favorable. Translating Broomfield's comments last week, the Big Ten Conference is full of schools that have short, slow players who can't handle the athleticism of players south of the Mason-Dixon line.

 

 

Loyola beats MSU in anniversary game

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

CHICAGO -- Devon Turk scored a career-high 21 points as Loyola of Chicago men's basketball team beat Mississippi State University 59-51 Saturday night. Christian Thomas added 16 points for the Ramblers (7-3), who have won five of their last six games and equaled their win total from last season.

 

 

MSU's Williams has improvement in her sights

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sherise Williams knew something didn't look right. Her mother, Tracey Williams, encouraged her to tell someone at Mississippi State University, but she didn't.

 

 

VCU ruins Grant's return to school

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball tea was excited to greet the University of Alabama to its home arena, and quickly hit it with a big welcome it couldn't recover from. The Rams blitzed the Crimson Tide early with a 26-5 run, ruining former coach Anthony Grant's return to the Siegel Center with a 73-54 victory on Saturday.

 

 

Ole Miss men beat ETSU

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It wasn't the offensive performance University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy hoped for Friday night, but it was good enough. Marshall Henderson scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, to lift the Rebels to a 77-55 victory against scrappy, but short-handed East Tennessee State University. The Rebels put four players in double figures and improved to 7-1.

 

Ray helps players understand significance of Loyola game

Posted 12/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray has done everything to embrace the significance of his team's next game. From leading the charge this summer to scheduling the matchup to this week showing film of the historic 1963 NCAA tournament game against Loyola University of Chicago, the Mississippi State University men's basketball coach won't rest until his team understands why this game holds a place in school history.

Prescott taking majority of snaps in first practices

Posted 12/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One person's misfortune means opportunity for somebody else. That wisdom depicts the quarterback situation for the Mississippi State University football team.

 

MSU's Foster looking to make mark

Posted 12/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There is no plan to follow for winning a game when you commit 35 turnovers. But Candace Foster and the Mississippi State University women's basketball team showed last week that if you defend on the other end and do what you have to do, you can have success in what would appear to be unwinnable situations.

 

 

EMCC quartet captures honors

Posted 12/12/2012 in College Sports

For 15th-ranked East Mississippi Community College, postseason hardware in football is quickly becoming the norm.

 

 

Young linebackers showcase skills at bowl practice workouts

Posted 12/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The future of Mississippi State University football began last week and was showcased during a open practice session Wednesday at the Palmeiro Center.

 

 

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