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Ole Miss faces challenge in post vs. Kentucky

Posted 2/2/2010 in College Sports

Coming off a loss to the University of Arkansas and preparing for the nationís No. 4-ranked team on one dayís rest and preparation is challenging enough. But University of Mississippi menís basketball coach Andy Kennedy could have a bigger issue the rest of the season.

 

 

Donovan not surprised by Grant's success at Alabama

Posted 2/2/2010 in College Sports

When Anthony Grant and Billy Donovan take the court Thursday night, it will complete one of the greater coaching circles in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

MSU Lady Bulldogs fall to Kentucky

Posted 2/1/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó The final 8 minutes, 2 seconds were Victoria Dunlapís time to shine. With Mississippi State within one point and in position to steal the momentum back, Dunlap made sure she did her part ó and then some ó to push the University of Kentucky womenís basketball team to victory. Dunlap had team highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds Sunday afternoon to lead Kentucky to a 69-59 victory before a crowd of 1,385 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

MSU beats LSU to end skid

Posted 1/31/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó†Losing streaks and poor shooting were the main topics of conversation prior to Saturdayís Southeastern Conference Western Division matchup here between the Mississippi State and LSU men's basketball teams. More than any other phase of the game, a woeful shooting percentage has proven to be the culprit for MSUís recent mini-slump, which resulted in a pair of setbacks after a promising 3-0 start in SEC play. In losses at Alabama and at Arkansas in the past week, MSU connected on just 41 of 130 (31.5 percent) shots and was 7 of 44 (15.9 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc.

 

 

MSU, Kentucky women riding waves of momentum

Posted 1/31/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE óThe fleeting nature of momentum makes Southeastern Conference womenís basketball exciting. Mississippi Stateís game against Kentucky at 2 p.m. today at Humphrey Coliseum is an ideal example. MSU (14-7, 5-3 SEC) and Kentucky (17-3, 5-2) would love a few days or an overmatched opponent as their next scheduled game so they could savor the victories they earned Thursday against ranked opponents (No. 9 Georgia, No. 18 LSU).

 

 

Rack helps MSU upset No. 9 Georgia

Posted 1/29/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó The push is on to make the NCAA tournament. For the first 37 minutes Thursday night, the Mississippi State womenís basketball team looked like a team that was connected, alert, and focused on realizing that goal. More importantly, MSU played with the aggressiveness and the attacking mind-set it will need to get there. Alexis Rack had a game-high 34 points as MSU played one of its best first halves of the season en route to a 74-66 victory against No. 9 Georgia before a crowd of 1,071 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

MSU's Cohen anxious to start practice

Posted 1/29/2010 in College Sports

The optimism is palpable. A nationally ranked recruiting class has second-year Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen anxious to start practice this afternoon, weather permitting. But Cohen knows that he, his coaches, and MSU fans might have to temper their optimism at times this season because even though the Bulldogs have added a talented group of newcomers, many of those players, particularly the pitchers, are freshmen.

 

 

Stansbury, MSU men could hit marks at Arkansas

Posted 1/28/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó Rick Stansbury hasnít spent a lot of time mulling over the history that could be made tonight. In fact, the Mississippi State menís basketball coach didnít know about one mark that could be eclipsed and another that could be reached at 8 tonight (ESPN2) when MSU takes on Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena.

 

 

NCAA investigation into Sidney's eligibility could be nearing end

Posted 1/28/2010 in College Sports

The NCAAís investigation into the eligibility of Mississippi State freshman forward Renardo Sidney could be nearing an end. On Wednesday, MSU received a revised and final statement of facts about the Sidney case from the NCAAís Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee. The committee met Monday to review the NCAAís first statement of facts, MSUís response to the statement, and the NCAAís reply to MSU.

 

 

MSU moving forward despite lack of depth

Posted 1/27/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó†Rick Stansbury knew depth was going to be an issue this season. The Mississippi State menís basketball coach entered the season without backup point guard Twany Beckham and with the status of prized freshman Shaun Smith uncertain due to injury. On top of that, the Bulldogs have had to deal with a nine-game suspension to center John Riek, who was recovering from knee surgery in 2008, an NCAA investigation into freshman forward Renardo Sidney that has kept him out of uniform, and nagging injuries to Elgin Bailey that have prevented him from being a contributor.

 

 

Alabama buying into Grant's defensive mind-set

Posted 1/27/2010 in College Sports

LSU coach Trent Johnson can attest to it. Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury is a believer in it, too. Nineteen games into the season, it looks like the University of Alabama menís basketball team has bought into coach Anthony Grantís defensive mind-set. The Crimson Tide showcased their stinginess Saturday, holding No. 23 Mississippi State to 31.7 percent shooting from the field in a 62-57 victory at Coleman Coliseum.

 

 

Hughes looks to lead Florida A&M in right direction

Posted 1/27/2010 in College Sports

Dale Hughes is accustomed to being a leader on the basketball court as a sophomore. He was put into that role as one of three sophomore starters at New Hope High School. Heís in that role again as a sophomore at Florida A&M in Tallahassee, Fla. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard views himself as a leader of a young team that includes five freshmen and three sophomores. Thereís just one senior and three juniors.

 

 

MSU women bid to snap losing skid

Posted 1/24/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó The time to find solutions is running out. Two-game losing streaks in January donít ruin a seasonís worth of work. But when your ultimate goal is to get back to the NCAA tournament, losing skids at this time of the season can be devastating. The Mississippi State womenís basketball team is in danger of allowing back-to-back losses to become something greater. The Lady Bulldogs (12-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) will try to prevent that from happening at 2 p.m. today when they play at Vanderbilt (14-5, 3-3).

 

 

Ole Miss out-scraps Mississippi State

Posted 1/22/2010 in College Sports

OXFORD ó†Digging and clawing are two reasons the Ole Miss and Mississippi State womenís basketball teams are going in opposite directions. On one end, Shantell Black and Kayla Melson attacked the rim with purpose and Nikki Byrd wouldnít be denied on the backboards. On the other, MSU continued to start and stop, sputtering between turnovers and missed opportunities with a cautiousness not welcome in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Yazoo County's Eulls more than just a player

Posted 1/21/2010 in College Sports

Kaleb Eulls became a hero in his hometown last year. Mississippi State could be ready to give Eulls a heroís welcome in three weeks.

 

 

Rack will try to help MSU reach its potential

Posted 1/21/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE ó Alexis Rack tells it like it is. The Mississippi State senior guard doesnít mind direct questions because she will be very honest with her feelings about her play and the teamís performance.

 

 

Thomas works with Price at practice to improve

Posted 1/21/2010 in College Sports

Bianca Thomas wants the basketball in her hands, even if it is against a professional. Thomasí confidence that she can deliver for the University of Mississippi womenís basketball team stems in part from the work she does daily in practice against former Rebel and current WNBA standout Armintie Price.

 

 

MSU looks into incident involving recruits

Posted 1/20/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State athletic officials are investigating an alleged incident involving football recruits during†the first official weekend of visits. It has been reported that a small number of recruits may have visited an adult establishment in Clay County. MSU football team spokesman Joe Galbraith released a statement Tuesday afternoon concerning the incident.

 

 

Virges seeks success at Mississippi State

Posted 1/20/2010 in College Sports

West Point High Schoolís Curtis Virges can fill a lane on the basketball court. At 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, Virges can be a pretty imposing figure to drive to the basket against. Although he enjoys giving what he can to the West Point basketball team, Virges has more†than just hoops on his mind. Virges canít wait for Feb. 3, when he can officially sign a football scholarship with Mississippi State.

 

 

EMCC's Harris makes his mark on defense

Posted 1/20/2010 in College Sports

Give Mark White a chance and he could talk about John Harris all day. The East Mississippi Community College menís basketball coach has nothing but good things to say about the sophomore guard from Starkville. White said Harris has been instrumental in helping the Lions to a 14-3 record this season.

 

 

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