CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Tonye Jekiri started Miami's second-half rally with an offensive rebound and dunk, things in the 7-footer's regular repertoire.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has spent the past six seasons trying to earn another national ranking in softball.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Having already dismissed the First Four's comeback kids, Xavier now gets the NCAA Tournament's little darlings.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State has found its latest Power Five conference opponent for football, even if that opponent doesn't belong to a Power Five conference.
STARKVILLE -- For 25 minutes, the struggles were gone.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State catcher Josh Lovelady has no trouble admitting that he's nervous in advance of this weekend's Southeastern Conference series at Kentucky.
STARKVILLE -- On paper, Rick Ray's third season as coach of the Mississippi State men's basketball team was worse than his second. The Bulldogs won 13 games this season, down from 14 a year ago. They also failed to win a Southeastern Conference tournament game for the first time in Ray's tenure. But the players already are looking forward to Ray's fourth season in charge.
OXFORD -- Freshman Kelsey Briggs scored a career-high 19 points Wednesday night to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to an 80-70 victory against Tennessee-Martin in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Forgive Stefan Moody, M.J. Rhett, and their Ole Miss men's basketball teammates for looking and feeling a little drained Wednesday. After all, they played a physically grueling First Four game Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, flew three hours to Jacksonville in the middle of the night, got a few hours of sl
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Ole Miss men's basketball team pulled off the NCAA tournament's first big comeback. The Rebels did it against the team that's known for the biggest one of all. Stefan Moody scored 26 points and led Ole Miss' comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit to a 94-90 victory against BYU on Tuesday night in the First Four.
HAMMOND, La. -- The Mississippi State softball team celebrated its return to the national rankings Tuesday with a season-high for runs and hits in a 16-1 victory against Southeastern Louisiana at North Oak Park.
STARKVILLE -- After a topsy-turvy week filled with multiple arrests and a nationally publicized incident involving quarterback Dak Prescott, Mississippi State's football players went back to work Tuesday. They looked right at home.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Levi Randolph had 20 points, seven rebounds, and four assists Tuesday night to help the Alabama men's basketball team rout Illinois 79-58 on Tuesday in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama (19-14) played its first game without coach Anthony Grant, who was fired Sunday afternoon and replaced by interim coach John Brannen.
STARKVILLE -- Senior left-hander Lucas Laster threw Mississippi State's second complete game in three games Tuesday night to lead MSU to a 5-2 victory against Eastern Illinois at Dudy Noble Field. Laster (3-0), who threw his first career complete game, allowed eight hits and two runs (both earned) while matching a season high with seven strikeouts and no walks. The Bulldogs have recorded three quality starts in their past four games.
A day after the Mississippi State women's basketball team celebrated its first NCAA tournament berth since 2010, Vic Schaefer was named The Associated Press' Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year, while freshman Victoria Vivians was named second-team All-SEC. Ole Miss senior forward Tia Faleru also was named first-team All-SEC. She was the only unanimous pick for the first team.
Matt Insell thought it would take four years to reverse the fortunes of the Ole Miss women's basketball program. Judging from the fact that Ole Miss will return to the postseason tonight for the first time since the 2009-10 season, Insell's rebuilding efforts are ahead of schedule. Ole Miss (17-13) will take that first step at 7 tonight when it plays host to Tennessee-Martin (22-10) in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.
STARKVILLE -- The disappointment didn't last long. With all the Mississippi State women's basketball team has accomplished in a record-breaking season, the announcement Monday that MSU was heading back to the NCAA tournament was plenty of reason to celebrate for coach Vic Schaefer, his coaching staff, his players, and the fans at Dawg House Sports Grill.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen admitted in the offseason it would be hard for the Bulldogs to replace bullpen stalwarts Jonathan Holder and Jacob Lindgren. Cohen didn't know it would be this hard.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman had a surprise visitor to her office Sunday morning. Sophomore pitcher Alexis Silkwood dropped by and admitted a few gaps in her mental outlook Saturday in a loss to No. 19 Texas A&M. "She told me she was too focused on the end result and lost track of the process," Stuedeman said. "She told me she was ready to pitch again (Sunday) and that she would be ready to deliver a stronger performance because she was going to focus on the process."
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will learn its destination tonight when it plays host to an NCAA Selection Show watch party at Dawg House Sports Grill at 217 E. Main St. in downtown Starkville.
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