STARKVILLE -- In its first game without freshman point guard IJ Ready, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray thought his team survived well enough with junior Trivante Bloodman and redshirt freshman Jacoby Davis.
Jim Davis has experienced the extreme ends of the spectrum in more than 40 years as a basketball coach.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford scored 19 points Tuesday night to lead the Alabama men's basketball team to a 75-58 victory against Georgia State in the National Invitation Tournament Tipoff Classic at Coleman Coliseum.
STARKVILLE - Dan Mullen truly wishes he had better news about his quarterback's injury situation.
STARKVILLE - The injury curse has hit Rick Ray's program again.
STARKVILLE - Ask the Mississippi State defensive coaches to find a comparable talent to Chris Jones and there's a definite silence.
STARKVILLE -- Abner's may have to reconsider its chicken giveaway agreement with Mississippi State if Kendra Grant continues to shoot like she did Sunday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- No. 1 Alabama was able to sleep walk through its 20-7 victory againstMississippi State on Saturday without dire consequences.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is optimistic about the injury status of quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Tyler Russell.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's marketing department made sure to get fans excited this week for a matchup against No. 1 Alabama. None of that pomp and circumstance helped MSU make the fundamental plays it needed Saturday night to pull off a monumental upset.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's defense figured out early and often Saturday night it belonged on the same field with the two-time defending national champions.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State didn't use any mind games or trickery Saturday in announcing its starting quarterback. MSU went back to the original starting lineup introduction on the video board at Davis Wade with Tyler Russell front and center as the final player announced.
CONWAY, S.C. -- Marshall Henderson returned to the Ole Miss men's basketball team after the first part of his suspension Saturday night and picked up right where he left off.
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STARKVILLE -- Welcome back Fred Thomas. MSU men's basketball coach Rick Ray couldn't wait to tell anybody who would listen that Thomas was the Bulldog who matured and improved the most over the summer. Thomas proved Thursday his coach was correct.
STARKVILLE -- The story of the Mississippi State men's basketball team's 78-55 blowout win over Kennesaw State may have been carried into the locker room with a little more than five minutes left in the game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford needed less than two minutes to nearly match his scoring total from the Alabama men's basketball team's opener.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss' Donte Moncrief has most of the attributes expected of an elite receiver, including a 6-foot-3, 226-pound frame, breakaway speed and a pair of hands that rarely lets him down when catching the football.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban doesn't want his players to be in a celebratory mood this week. It's too soon for relief, too.
SCOOBA -- The East Mississippi Community College basketball teams opened their home schedules Thursday by sweeping East Central C.C. at Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.
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