STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland watched and waited for two long years. A 19-year veteran of college basketball's coaching ranks, Howland went about his days in his native Southern California, yearning to coach but without a place to ply his trade. Two years after he was fired from his dream job at UCLA, where he won 233 games and led the program to three Final Four appearances in 10 seasons, Howland endured two seasons without blowing a whistle, without barking a command, without winning a game.
DURHAM, N.C. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will have to wait until next season to try to put together 40 minutes on offense. While MSU's defense was consistent for most of the season, the Bulldogs offered flashes of what they could do on offense all year, particularly in the first 25 minutes of a loss to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sophomore designed hitter Reid Humphreys slugged a pair of home runs Sunday afternoon to spark the No. 20 Mississippi State baseball team's 12-5 victory against Kentucky in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Cliff Hagan Stadium. MSU salvaged the final game of the series after Kentucky earned wins Friday and Saturday. MSU improved to 18-8 and 2-4 in the SEC, while Kentucky fell to 15-7 and 2-4.
OXFORD -- Senior forward Tia Faleru had 24 points and 10 rebounds Sunday night to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 63-48 victory against Georgia Tech in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament at Tad Smith Coliseum. The win sets up a rematch against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday night. MTSU beat Arkansas State on Sunday.
The slide continues for Mississippi State's baseball team.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Eight.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Martha Alwal doesn't want to have that feeling again.
STARKVILLE -- For the second time in three years, Mississippi State is looking for a new men's basketball coach.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Sometimes players need a little reminder to light a fire under their feet.
DURHAM, N.C. -- At 5-foot-9, Dominique Dillingham knows her limitations.
DURHAM, N.C. -- The "upstart" vs. the traditional power.
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.
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