DALLAS -- Myles Gaskin broke a third-quarter tie with an 86-yard run and finished with a season-high 181 yards and four touchdowns to help Washington beat Southern Mississippi 44-31 on Saturday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
OXFORD -- Style points are not a big deal to Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy. The bottom line is more important. "At the end of the day, they don't say how. They just say how many," Kennedy said Wednesday after Ole Miss rallied for an 83-80 overtime victory against Troy. "We're just happy to get our seventh win in a row heading into the SEC schedule."
STARKVILLE -- A stellar showing at the Puerto Rico Classic earned Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors on Tuesday. Also Tuesday, MSU moved up to No. 8 in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Reports surfaced almost immediately after the Alabama football team's loss to Ole Miss suggesting that the dynasty was dying. Then No. 2 Alabama left a players-only meeting the next week determined to ignore the critics and to prove them wrong. Since then, 10 straight wins have secured the team a date in the Cotton Bowl against No. 3 Michigan State in the national semifinals on Dec. 31 and quelled that talk -- for now, at least.
Vic Schaefer sounded tired. After guiding the Mississippi State women's basketball team to three wins in three days in Puerto Rico, Schaefer was nestled in his seat for the final two-plus hours of a bus ride back to Starkville. But Schaefer had one more task to address before he could exhale and enjoy the holiday break. It didn't involve anything to do with Christmas shopping, but it might have been more challenging than fighting bargain-hunting shoppers in a packed department store.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The resurgent Oregon men's basketball team cleaned up its act in the second half, and left with another win. Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and Tyler Dorsey made four free throws in the final 15 seconds to lift Oregon to a come-from-behind 72-68 victory against Alabama on Monday night at Legacy Arena. The Ducks (10-2), once ranked as high as 15th, won their third straight game after battling injury problems. This time they trailed by 12 points at halftime before coming back from the locker room hot.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team did just about everything it could to lose during the second half against SMU, thanks to a cold shooting touch and often mediocre defense. But the eighth-ranked Bulldogs still prevailed, beating the Mustangs 72-70 on Monday in the Puerto Rico Classic. Victoria Vivians scored 18 points and Ketara Chapel added 13 as MSU (11-1) won its third game in three days, and sixth straight overall.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has played his last college football game. The junior standout, who was recently charged with marijuana possession after a 15-foot fall at an Atlanta hotel, won't play against Oklahoma State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. The school said he will enter the NFL draft.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Another dominating defensive performance in the second half sparked the No. 9 Mississippi State women's basketball team. Pulling away from a two-point halftime lead, MSU poured it on the second half to take a 90-68 victory against Western Michigan in the second day of the Puerto Rico Classic.
"Old-school Vanderbilt" is back.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Victoria Vivians scored 15 points, Morgan William added 14 and No. 9 Mississippi State edged Florida Gulf Coast 65-60 in the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Malik Newman scored 15 points and Mississippi State closed on a 24-5 run and beat Tulane 69-59 on Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Ryan Brown has put his heart and soul into the Mississippi State football program the last four years.
STARKVILLE -- It took some adjusting for Travis Daniels.
STARKVILLE -- De'Runnya Wilson grew up watching Keyshawn Johnson,
STARKVILLE -- The holiday season blitz won't get any easier this weekend for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- The good lead vocalist sounds a lot better with a quality ensemble. Add in a little harmony from a group of fine-tuned backup singers and you can produce some sweet music.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen hasn't had to worry about who was going to play quarterback or who was going to lead the Mississippi State football team the last two seasons.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State men's basketball team's box score from its 90-66 victory against Mississippi State on Wednesday shows another big game for the freshman duo of Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley, but this also might have been the most complete game it has played this season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Before the season began, Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson emphasized how important it was for his team to find Jimmie Taylor. They found him for the first time on Wednesday night. Taylor scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Alabama's 72-60 victory against Winthrop. Taylor's double-double is the first for an Alabama player since Johnson took over in the offseason.
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