Mississippi State women's basketball coach Sharon Fanning-Otis added a little bit of everything to her program for the 2011-12 season.
Mississippi State built a 22-point third-quarter lead but had to hang on late to secure a 31-23 win and its second straight in the Battle for the Golden Egg.
Mississippi State's 31-23 win over rival Ole Miss not only snapped a two-game losing streak, but helped catapult the Bulldogs to front-runner status for Chick-fil-A Bowl.
STARKVILLE -- Three games into the season, nothing has surprised Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury.
As logical as it seems to slide one or two of the burgeoning redshirt players in for a few plays to spell starters, coaches have a tough decision on whether to do so.
Egg Bowl week gets bigger each year. That's exactly the way Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen wants it.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The double-doubles will come. Ashley Brown works too hard not to be rewarded with double-digit efforts in points and rebounds. On Tuesday, Brown inched closer to her first career double-double at Mississippi State with an impeccable sense of timing.
All three of Mississippi State's men's basketball wins this season haven't been pretty. But as long as there's improvement and a "W," the Bulldogs will take them as they come.
The excitement after Mississippi State's recapturing of the Golden Egg last season was joyous relief for a team that experienced arguably the most humiliating defeat either side had endured just one year earlier.
With their annual rivalry match just six days away, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are trying to shake their disappointing overtime loss to Arkansas. As MSU head coach Dan Mullen sees it, his team isn't far off from breaking into the Southeastern Conference's elite.
The Arkansas Razorbacks survived a double-overtime scare against Mississippi State on Saturday, atoning for a blown 10-point lead with a 38-31 win.
A fast-break lay-up by Mississippi State's Jalen Steele led the Bulldogs past Appalachian State 76-74 in a men's basketball game played Friday night in the Humphrey Coliseum.
After three scores of 45 yards or more against Alabama, Mississippi State's defense entered Saturday's game against Arkansas looking to avoid giving up big plays.
STARKVILLE -- One thing was clear to Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury following his team's season debut: His newcomers need to do more. The Bulldogs' 75-65 win against Tennessee State on Nov. 12 was due in large to the contributions of seniors Kodi Augustus and Ravern Johnson, who combined for 46 points. Augustus and Johnson were the only players to reach double figures.
STARKVILLE -- Having unlimited playmakers is a luxury not too many coaches can claim. But that's what Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz sees when he watches the University of Arkansas' high-powered offense.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Confident, aggressive, and dangerous. It's only three games into the 2010-11 season, but the University of Alabama women's basketball team appears ready to deliver on its potential.
As Mississippi State's offense faces each new hurdle, the common theme in the learning curve is youth.
When Mississippi State center J.C. Brignone recalls the Arkansas game last season, he remembers how his offensive line won the battle up front.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's football team has a pretty good understanding of the thin line between wins and losses. Against the top teams in the Southeastern Conference, it takes a handful of mistakes to turn a close, winnable game into a loss. Such was the case Saturday against the University of Alabama, where a 6-3 deficit ballooned to a 27-3 hole in just three Crimson Tide offensive plays.
STARKVILLE -- Ideally, Danielle Rector would have spent every waking moment of the offseason preparing for the 2010-11 season. After all, that's what gym rats do.
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