STARKVILLE -- Awards season is upon us.
STARKVILLE -- Jordan Danberry and Rickea Jackson stared blankly.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is heading north for New Year's.
HATTIESBURG -- West Point senior backs Dantariyus Cannon and Brandon Harris often swap roles on the field.
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.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior cornerback Cameron Dantzler is going pro.
Both the men's and women's teams won by at least 10 points.
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.
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.
The Directors Cup standings are based on results from national championships in golf, volleyball, soccer and cross country as well as 2019 National Convention attendance and sports offering.
"She's settling in," coach Vic Schaefer said of the freshman. "I think she's getting more and more comfortable."
OXFORD, Miss. -- Another big performance from Kamar Baldwin kept No. 24 Butler unbeaten after an early-season test in an SEC arena.