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MSU beats Florida, takes step toward NCAAs

Posted 3/13/2010 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team had its best offensive performance of the season Friday night, but had to stave off a furious Florida comeback on Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

 

 

SEC will try to stop slide

Posted 3/11/2010 in College Sports

If current NCAA tournament bracket forecasts pan out, the Southeastern Conference will continue its shift down the national pecking order.

 

 

Reserves important for MSU in tourney

Posted 3/10/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — When options are few, you just have to go with what you’ve got. The Mississippi State men’s basketball team has played without solid depth in the post and at point guard this season, but has managed a Southeastern Conference Western Division title and a first-round bye in the conference tournament. Luckily, the team has avoided injuries, and hope starting point guard Dee Bost’s hip pointer doesn’t affect his status or play this weekend.

 

 

Vaughan becomes clutch hitter for EMCC

Posted 3/10/2010 in College Sports

If the East Mississippi Community College baseball team needs a clutch hit, Coach Tony Montgomery wants Drew Vaughan at the plate. Montgomery has confidence in Vaughan in clutch situations with the way he’s swung the bat this season. Vaughan, a sophomore second baseman who is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Academy in Columbus, gave Montgomery a reason to have confidence in him when he belted a game-winning, two-run homer against Arkansas Baptist on Feb. 20.

 

 

Stansbury, MSU will try to find answers

Posted 3/9/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Rick Stansbury doesn’t believe showing his Mississippi State men’s basketball team the game film of its loss to the University of Tennessee on Saturday will help it prepare for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. But the veteran coach hasn’t been able to get the deflating defeat off his mind.

 

 

Kentucky's Cousins, Wall top candidates for SEC Player of Year

Posted 3/9/2010 in College Sports

Although the Southeastern Conference tournament begins Thursday, SEC Player of the Year ballots have been submitted to the league, which is why coaches had to answer plenty of “who’d you vote for?” questions Monday on the weekly teleconference.

 

 

MSU to appeal Sidney decision

Posted 3/7/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The lengthy saga and NCAA investigation surrounding the eligibility of Mississippi State freshman Renardo Sidney reached a conclusion Friday after the NCAA decided to suspend him for nine games next season and make him repay $11,800 in “impermissible benefits” received before enrolling at MSU. However, MSU officials will appeal the decision.

 

 

MSU doesn't have second-half answer

Posted 3/7/2010 in College Sports

DULUTH, Ga. — The Mississippi State women’s basketball team took the first punch. The Lady Bulldogs handled the second and third blows, and even dished out a few. But when it came time to weather the barrage of round-house haymakers they knew were going to come in the second half, MSU didn’t have an answer.

 

 

Smith re-focuses to lead Kentucky past MSU

Posted 3/7/2010 in College Sports

DULUTH, Ga. — Pressure defense can make a game crazy. University of Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell doesn’t mind when things get crazy because that means his Wildcats are playing with energy and forcing mistakes. But sometimes a helter skelter pace can affect the wrong player. In the first 20 minutes Saturday, Mississippi State proved to be even better at forcing turnovers, as Kentucky committed 14 to MSU’s 13.

 

MSU's Sidney loses year of eligibility, will miss games next year; State to appeal

Posted 3/5/2010 in College Sports

The lengthy saga and NCAA investigation surrounding the eligibility of Mississippi State University freshman Renardo Sidney has come to ruling after the NCAA reached a decision to bench him for nine basketball games next season and make him repay $11,800.

 

MSU hosts Tennessee with NCAA implications

Posted 3/5/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — When Jarvis Varnado and Barry Stewart sat together Monday and spoke about Senior Night, they didn’t think their already slim chances of making the NCAA tournament would be even slimmer. Following Wednesday’s 89-80 loss at Auburn, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-9, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) enter Senior Night on Saturday looking to pull an upset on their home court against No. 16 Tennessee. 

 

 

MSU women look to live up to seeding

Posted 3/5/2010 in College Sports

The time is now for the Mississippi State women’s basketball team. The Lady Bulldogs have had four days to regroup and to reflect on a disappointing loss at LSU. Fortunately, the other results Sunday in the Southeastern Conference worked in MSU’s favor and allowed the Lady Bulldogs to earn a No. 3 seed, the highest in program history, and a first-round bye for the SEC Tournament. At 8 tonight, MSU (18-11) will get a chance to live up to that lofty seeding when it takes on sixth-seeded Georgia at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.

 

 

EMCC claims region title

Posted 3/5/2010 in College Sports

CLINTON –- For the second straight year, East Mississippi Community College will be represented in the NJCAA Division I Basketball Championship. Last year the EMCC women made it to the national tournament and this year it’s the men’s turn. The 12th-ranked EMCC Lions punched their ticket to the national tournament Thursday by beating Itawamba Community College 78-64 in the championship game of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus. 

 

 

MSU baseball team dealing with adversity

Posted 3/5/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen didn’t know when his team would face its first bout of adversity, though he knew it was coming after a 4-0 start.  This past weekend’s three-game sweep at the hands of the Southeastern Louisiana Lions left the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 4-3 heading into this weekend’s BankFirst Baseball Challenge at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs topped it off last Sunday with a 6-5 loss in which they had a two-run lead. That followed Saturday’s 8-5 loss when they commit five errors. 

 

 

MSU men look to stay on right side of bubble at Auburn

Posted 3/3/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team’s prospects of making the NCAA tournament are looking brighter and brighter. But one misstep at 7 tonight against Auburn University (WCBI) could ruin those good feelings. Once two games off the top in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division, the Bulldogs were losing grip on their postseason hopes coming off four straight road losses.

 

 

Three MSU women's players earn SEC honors

Posted 3/3/2010 in College Sports

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team made history Tuesday. Seniors Alexis Rack and Armelie Lumanu were named to the first and second All-SEC teams, respectively, while Lumanu was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Lumanu and classmate Chanel Mokango also were named to the All-SEC Defensive Team for the second consecutive season.

 

 

SEC women's schedule affects seedings for tournament

Posted 3/3/2010 in College Sports

Van Chancellor was only half right. The LSU women’s basketball coach was asked in October at Southeastern Conference Media Day his thoughts about how the SEC race would shape up.

 

 

MSU moves on without Sidney in its plans

Posted 3/2/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — While Mississippi State men’s basketball fans wonder what’s up with freshman forward Renardo Sidney, head coach Rick Stansbury isn’t worrying about his gem recruit helping the team this season. It makes sense, seeing as the Bulldogs (21-8, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) have clinched the SEC West and are on the bubble to make the NCAA tournament, according to NCAA bracket experts.  Sidney wasn’t on the bench for the team’s game against Alabama, but the yet-to-be-reinstated player’s attorney, Don Jackson, said he was sick and did not attend. 

 

 

MSU's Grimes returns home for LSU game

Posted 2/27/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Tysheka Grimes hopes she will be able to make her homecoming special for the Mississippi State women’s basketball team. Grimes, who is from Baton Rouge, La., will lead the Lady Bulldogs against LSU at 2 p.m. today in the Southeastern Conference regular-season finale for both teams. The game is one of a handful of SEC matchups that will set the pairings for the SEC Tournament on March 4-7 in Duluth, Ga.

 

 

Cohen bemoans mistakes in MSU loss

Posted 2/27/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — John Cohen believes the Mississippi State baseball team is trying too hard to make good things happen. The MSU coach bemoaned five errors and accepted the team’s reality of playing so many newcomers following an 8-5 loss to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. It was the Bulldogs’ second-straight loss in the series. It’s the first time this season for MSU to drop a series as the team is 4-2 going into the series finale at 1:30 p.m. today at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

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