STARKVILLE -- Sophomore Xavian Stapleton wanted to bring energy to the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Turns out the Bulldogs also needed the points, rebounds, and steals the Louisiana Tech transfer provided. Stapleton's first career double-double, coupled with his passion on defense, helped MSU erase a 19-point deficit and earn a 64-59 victory against Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game before a crowd of 7,581 at Humphrey Coliseum.
AUBURN, Ala. -- A lot can happen in 4 minutes, 17 seconds.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen sent a subtle message Wednesday: The Bulldogs plan to continue to recruit the Golden Triangle and the state of Mississippi.
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STARKVILLE -- Get used to the hearing words like "highly aggressive" and "highly offensive" from Andy Cannizaro. Mississippi State's first-year head baseball coach used the terms often Tuesday in discussing his philosophy and the approach he wants his hitters to take now that the Bulldogs have opened practice and are counting down the days to the season opener against 2016 College World Series participant Texas Tech at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Imitation is the highest form of flattery. When your job security depends largely on the number of games your team wins, no coach is above stealing a play from an opponent if it is successful.
OXFORD -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland stepped to the podium and reviewed all of his team's injuries. It was that kind of night for the Bulldogs. A 22-5 run to end the first half helped carry Ole Miss past MSU 88-61 on Tuesday night in a Southeastern Conference game before a crowd of 8,205 at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland calls his team's matchup against Ole Miss tonight "the biggest game of the season." It's common for coaches to promote the next opponent as the biggest game of the season. However, Howland labels tonight game "big" because of the rivalry aspect, as opposed to where it falls on the schedule.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior Cassady Knudsen always has believed she could pitch in the Southeastern Conference. Hearing the high expectations of her coach Vann Stuedeman only helps reinforce that belief.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team might have found someone to take a little bit of the scoring load off the shoulders of Victoria Vivians.
STARKVILLE -- It's safe to call Gary Blair an icon.
STARKVILLE -- There's something about the second quarter that brings out the best in the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- The slightest advantage can make all the difference in a heavyweight title fight. Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer intends to take the lessons from his team's 64-61 loss to No. 5 South Carolina on Monday night and find ways No. 4 MSU can create those advantages to make more plays to put it on the right side of the ledger.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's still too early for coaches to start campaigning for NCAA tournament berths. However, Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson knows the magnitude of his team's 71-62 victory against Mississippi State on Saturday night in Coleman Coliseum.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team had one opportunity Saturday night. It faded quickly. After Quinndary Weatherspoon hit a 3-pointer to give his team its first second-half lead with 6 minutes, 8 seconds remaining, Alabama scored the next 14 points to take a 71-62 Southeastern Conference victory before a crowd of 15,383 at Coleman Coliseum.
OXFORD -- Manu Lecomte caught the ball about five feet behind the 3-point line as the shot clock was winding down. For most guys, it wouldn't have been an ideal situation. For Lecomte, it was perfect.
STARKVILLE -- It's time for the Mississippi State women's basketball team to get back to work. There won't be any more talk of season-opening winning streaks or best starts to a campaign. Those storylines vanished Monday night when No. 5 South Carolina defeated No. 4 MSU 64-61 at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Evelyn Akhator scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Kentucky women's basketball team to an 89-57 victory against Ole Miss at Memorial Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Lamar Peters watched from the sideline as the Mississippi State men's basketball team struggled on offense in the first half. After starting the game, the freshman point guard suffered a knee injury that forced him to leave the game. Peters sat at the end of the bench and then moved to the exercise bike, waiting for his opportunity to get back on the court.
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