HATTIESBURG -- Before Tyler Stevenson sank the first of two free throws to win Saturday's game for Southern Miss, he cast a glance to the sideline, looking for the coach who brought him to Hattiesburg.
HATTIESBURG -- Leonard Harper-Baker was tired of losing.
STARKVILLE -- It's been a trying month for Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer.
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC, taking over at Ole Miss.
OXFORD, Miss. -- After suffering through a four-game stretch of painfully slow starts, Mississippi coach Kermit Davis admitted it was nice to see a reversal of fortune in an 83-67 win over CSU Bakersfield on Saturday.
The Columbus Falcons took care of business against Baldwyn Friday, winning a 50-37 contest.
MACON -- Chrishaad Rupert sat in the car with his arms hanging at his sides.
Noxubee County lost 25-15 on Friday at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, missing out on a chance for its second title in three years.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior cornerback Cameron Dantzler is going pro.
The Volunteers are 1-1 on the season after the 2-0 loss.
"I like the challenge," the senior middle linebacker said. "Everybody thinks that we can't stop them, but that's not new."
Both the men's and women's teams won by at least 10 points.
The Volunteers (5-1) handed the Rams (3-1) their first loss of the season.
The Bulldogs looked like a sluggish shell of the team that took No. 23 Villanova to the brink just 13 days ago in Myrtle Beach.
MSU's defense, help-side and man-to-man sets alike, let it down time and time again Thursday night in Louisiana Tech's 74-67 upset victory over the maroon Bulldogs.
Stevenson had 10 points and a dunk with 16 seconds to go to cut the Green Wave lead to three points.
A 33-14 victory over Choctaw County catapulted Noxubee County into Friday's state championship game, where the Tigers will need a similarly excellent performance to beat the Jaguars.
When Mississippi State tips off against Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum, it will have been 11 days since the Bulldogs last took the court.
Taylor Smith led the way with 12 points for the Rebels, who were outscored by at least five points in every quarter.
The Owls (2-5) got 13 points from Kyla Temple; Christianna Harris and Briona Green each scored 12.
1. Louisiana Tech upsets Mississippi State, 74-67 COLLEGE SPORTS