It pains Vic Schaefer when he says his team gets out-toughed.
But the Mississippi State women's basketball coach has been nothing but honest in his assessment of his players and his program in his seven seasons in Starkville.
Russ Whiteside wanted the Heritage Academy boys basketball team to push the tempo Wednesday night.
That's why Whiteside continued to exhort the Patriots to press the action in the first quarter even though not many things were going right -- or going in the basket.
The bull's eye on the back of the Mississippi State women's basketball team's back doubled Monday night.
STARKVILLE -- Bre'Amber Scott was just trying to make a play.
STARKVILLE -- Jordan Danberry in attack mode is a scary thought for defenses.
The time to exhale has ended for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
MACON -- Success breeds tradition.
"Bear with me."
Tyrone Shorter hasn't had to use those words too often in his coaching career.
WEST POINT -- Ke'Aris Smith didn't lose faith.
WEST POINT -- Championship programs attract champions.
Championship programs have plenty of caretakers.
It's not unusual for a coach to say a defensive back goes 100 mph.
A dwindling roster hasn't led to diminishing returns for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Name your poison, Moak Griffin will deliver it.
The Heritage Academy senior can outscore you if he needs to, either from the perimeter or with strong moves to the basket. The multi-sport standout is equally capable of controlling a game with his rebounding or with his playmaking ability.
Sitting in front of the television watching a baseball game, it never occurred to me that sports would take such a prominent role in my life.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Teaira McCowan recognizes how much she has developed since her freshman season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Turn the page.
Forgetting one game and moving on to the next one seems like a simple proposition. But when you're energized for excellence like graduate student Anriel Howard, sometimes you can get ahead of yourself and go too quickly or try to do too much.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer must have been on to something Wednesday when he talked about preparation.
STARKVILLE -- It's easy to forget Andra Espinoza-Hunter has played in only 19 games for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Through 20 games, the Mississippi State women's basketball team has demonstrated that "different" can be nearly as good as its predecessor.
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