COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brenton Williams decided last week he wasn't ready to give up on the University of South Carolina' men's basketball season, shooting dozens of extra shots after the last several practices. The work paid off as Williams scored a career-high 38 points to lead South Carolina (14-16, 4-13 Southeastern Conference) to a 79-72 victory against Mississippi State University on Wednesday night.
DULUTH, Ga. - A season of improvement ended on a disappointing note for the Bulldogs Wednesday night. A difficult night making shots and a difficult night possessing the basketball led to trouble, as Mississippi State dropped a 63-36 decision to Alabama in an opening-round game of the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament played at the Gwinnett Center. MSU fell to 13-17 with the setback.
STARKVILLE -- While hardcore Mississippi State University sports fans know the third-ranked baseball team is on a 16-game winning streak to start the season, they might not realize coach John Cohen's squad next-door neighbor is on a streak of its own. The MSU softball team extended its winning streak to nine Wednesday night with an 8-1 victory against the University of Memphis at the MSU Softball Field. MSU broke it open with a five-run third inning to win its final non-conference game before opening Southeastern Conference play this weekend against No. 12 LSU in Starkville.
Three games ago, Martha Alwal showed what she is capable of when she applies herself.
STARKVILLE -- Roquez Johnson just couldn't wait to get back on the floor and proved it Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- After completing its 16th straight win to start the 2013 season Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field with a 14-2 win against Mississippi Valley State University, the debate still rages on about Mississippi State baseball.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson's pet project for the past six months has been a little-known freshman right-hander. The development of Myles Gentry started the minute he arrived from Gulfport High School as more of a thrower than a pitcher. Thompson also had to deal with the fact Gentry's pitching mechanics needed some fine tuning. Thompson's work in progress is going just fine, as is MSU's start to the 2013 season.
Andy Kennedy said he has likely seen more than a hundred University of Mississippi-Mississippi State University basketball games at Humphrey Coliseum. The latest one may have been the most painful.
Vic Schaefer hopes the Mississippi State University women's basketball team can back up his talk Monday afternoon. As part of the annual teleconference prior to the Southeastern Conference tournament, Schaefer said he has to be the "proudest coach in the country" based on the fact his players have kept "plugging away" while learning to deal with the ups and downs that come with being a young and inexperienced team. Those signs reared their head again Sunday, as MSU fell behind Auburn University by 16 points at halftime en route to a 74-65 victory.
STARKVILLE --The Mississippi State University baseball team climbed to No. 3 in the Baseball America rankings released Monday. MSU, which is riding a season-opening 15-game winning streak, will put that ranking on the line at 6:30 tonight when it plays host to Mississippi Valley State University at Dudy Noble Field.
The Big Ten Conference is measuring support for a proposal that would give baseball teams the option of playing non-conference games in the fall that would count toward determining the NCAA tournament field the following spring. Big Ten coaches voted to continue studying the possibility, and deputy commissioner Brad Traviolia said Monday the conference is in the process of explaining the concept to coaches across the country.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team entered its game Sunday against Auburn University in control if its destiny and with postseason still on its mind. MSU's road to the postseason became infinitely more difficult following a 74-65 loss to Auburn before a Senior Day crowd of 2,738 at Auburn Arena in the Southeastern Conference regular-season finale for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Rick Ray can hold his head up high around the community for awhile after what his team accomplished Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago Mississippi State coach John Cohen saw a breakout performance on the mound like Jacob Lindgren delivered Friday night.
Martha Alwal, Darriel Gaynor, Kendra Grant, and Jerica James were downright giddy Thursday evening.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray realizes he won't be able to affect a change to the number of players on his roster for the rest of the season.
STARKVILLE --Tim Brewster is leaving what was supposed to be his tight ends coaching position at Mississippi State University football program for the same job at Florida State University.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team has brought the "Secretary of Defense" to the verge of tears on several occasions this season. None of those efforts compared to the one MSU delivered Thursday night. The result brought a "whew" to Vic Schaefer's lips as he savored his first signature victory.
STARKVILLE -- Adam Frazier has been waiting months to say four words about Mississippi State University baseball team's offense. "We told you so," Frazier said about the Bulldogs' hot start. "We told you all before the season started we could easily do more than we did last year, and that's what is happening." No. 5 MSU recorded its seventh game with double-digit hits Wednesday night in a 17-5 victory against the University of Rhode Island at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- The college journey is almost over. From the University of Oregon to Trinity Valley Community College to Mississippi State University, basketball has taken Darriel Gaynor on a winding journey that has had more than its share of ups and downs.
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