STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham hasn't been walking around since Sunday muttering Kelsey Plum's name under her breath, at least not the way DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno did Sunday. But that doesn't mean Dillingham and all of her Mississippi State teammates won't get a crash course on everything related to Plum, Chantel Osahor, the rest of the Huskies before the teams meet at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN2) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament's Oklahoma City Regional at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Gary Blair will crack open a "Colorado Kool-Aid" on Friday night and have a front row seat for could be one of the most intriguing NCAA tournament matchups this season. The game between the second-seeded Mississippi State and the third-seeded Washington women's basketball teams will present a contrast in styles between a defensive-oriented team and one that might be a little more offensive minded.
JACKSON -- Javancy Jones left Noxubee County High School for the Jackson State football program in 2013 with a bevy of professional options at his disposal. Jones assumed football wasn't one of them.
STARKVILLE -- After Fred Ross finished his senior season with the Mississippi State football team, he put personal grudges aside and embarked on a grueling regimen of relentless training for the NFL Combine. "There's guys that can run 4.2- (second 40-yard dash), but you never see that on the football field," Ross said. "You don't play football running 40 yards in a straight line. You never do that."
STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State defensive lineman AJ Jefferson skipped the St. Petersburg Bowl, but he stuck around to participate Wednesday in the program's Pro Day at the Palmeiro Center. Now that Jefferson has done it, he is even more confident in the decision he made in December.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss junior Paige McKinney could feel the vibes from second base. Ole Miss coach Mike Smith felt the vibes during a bullpen session. Ole Miss pitcher Kaitlin Lee was sending those positive vibes, so the Rebels knew good things were coming.
PEARL -- What is left of Mississippi State's baseball roster, after nearly countless injuries, had an opportunity Tuesday night to turn its attention to its next conference series.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen looks around his meeting room and can't help but feel a little older than his 44 years old. It's the curse of a coach who has done it long enough to hire former players as assistant coaches.
OXFORD -- Ben Lammers had 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added eight blocked shots, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals Tuesday night to lead the Georgia Tech men's basketball team to a 74-66 victory against Ole Miss in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
Mississippi native Kat Moore made a diving catch in the outfield to help the Mississippi State softball team clinch an upset of No. 11 Alabama on Saturday at Nusz Park. Moore later earned her 10 seconds of fame when the catch was featured on ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10" package, which highlights that day's best plays in sports.
STARKVILLE -- It was impossible to deny the pride on Vic Schaefer's face Sunday when he talked about the performance of Jazzmun Holmes. The sophomore guard from Gulfport had a career-high 14 points and handed out six assists in the second-seeded Mississippi State women's basketball team's 92-71 victory against seventh-seeded DePaul at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Brandon Bryant arrived to Mississippi State as a top-20 prospect in the state. After a redshirt year in 2014, Bryant showcased his potential as a redshirt freshman by finishing third among all Southeastern Conference freshmen -- first among SEC freshmen defensive backs -- with 63 tackles. He also led the Bulldogs and all SEC freshmen in interceptions (three), and was one of two SEC freshmen to return an interception for a touchdown.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer had to leave his court-side seat Friday afternoon because he wasn't feeling well.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team's "two-headed monster" was load to handle Sunday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer wanted to set the tone Sunday.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore outfielder Kat Moore found confidence in a strange place this weekend.
STARKVILLE - When the Mississippi State softball team knocked off Troy 2-1 two weeks ago at Nusz Park, it was not a season-changing event.
STARKVILLE -- You'll have to excuse Vic Schaefer for being a few minutes late to his scheduled media conference Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer was waiting for the question.
STARKVILLE -- There aren't many things that can stop or keep Blair Schaefer down.
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