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.
PEARL -- The Mississippi State baseball team will take on Southern Mississippi at 6:30 tonight at Trustmark Park. MSU (12-9) is coming off three losses this past weekend at Arkansas in its first Southeastern Conference series of the season. Southern Miss (16-4) swept then-No. 23 Louisiana Tech this past weekend to open Conference USA play. MSU has won five-straight non-conference games, while Southern Miss is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
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.
Chase Washington led all but one lap and won the NeSmith Late Model feature Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
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.
STARKVILLE -- The plan was working.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer has a warning for up-tempo teams looking to overwhelm his Mississippi State women's basketball team with that style in the NCAA tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Tonya Warren pulled Madison Weekly, Angie Davison, and Hannah Schonhardt to her side.
STARKVILLE -- Blair Schaefer saved her best game of the season for the sport's biggest stage. Schaefer scored her team's first 11 points en route to a career-high 21-point effort Friday afternoon to lead the second-seeded Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 110-69 victory against 15th-seeded Troy before a crowd of 5,572 at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- The plan was working. For the first 10 minutes, Chanda Rigby's plan for the Troy women's basketball team to attempt a shot every seven seconds had it right there with Mississippi State. The 15th-seeded Trojans were pushing tempo and beating the second-seeded Bulldogs down the court. They looked everything like a team that was eighth in the nation in scoring (82.9 points per game) and second in rebounds per game (50.22). But things went horribly wrong in the second quarter.
STARKVILLE -- Tonya Warren pulled Madison Weekly, Angie Davison, and Hannah Schonhardt to her side. The four of them stood on the sideline of Humphrey Coliseum shortly after the Northern Iowa women's basketball team's 88-67 loss to DePaul in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Warren wanted to make sure her seniors, who had just played their final game, knew how much they meant to her and the program.
STARKVILLE -- DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno brags about giving his players, "the greenest green light in America." Bruno doesn't want his players to hesitate shooting, but sometimes coaches have to be a little more emphatic in driving their point home. That is what Bruno has had to do with sophomore guard Tanita Allen. In fact, Bruno has encouraged Allen to shoot the ball more without seeing a breakthrough.
STARKVILLE -- Maryann Baker knows a "grinder" when she sees one. As a player at Texas A&M, Baker earned a reputation as a blue-collar worker who grew from a member of the scout team to a standout defensive player who helped the Aggies win a national championship in 2011.
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