STARKVILLE — Mississippi State still has plenty to play for — at least in Vic Schaefer’s eyes.
Three years of frustration ended with a word.
Lost in a sea of blue, yellow, and white confetti, Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer mouthed that word as he cradled the Southeastern Conference tournament title trophy with his left arm.
Tom and Sharon Monaghan have never needed extra incentive to attend the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.
Television analyst Kyle Peterson knows a thing or two about good baseball.
STARKVILLE — It wasn’t the way they wanted to close the regular season, but the Mississippi State Bulldogs are going to the Southeastern Conference tournament.
ATLANTA — In the end, John Jenkins was too much for Mississippi State to defend.
The Vanderbilt two-guard scored 29 points, including seven of the Commodores’ last nine to lift his team to an 87-81 win over Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday.
STARKVILLE — Dee Bost knows his shot has been off the past two weeks.
He knows his hamstring and Achilles’ injuries are limiting his lateral movement and the lift on his jump shot.
But as Mississippi State’s second-leading scorer, Bost’s point production will be critical in the Bulldogs’ quarterfinal matchup against LSU or Vanderbilt on Friday at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE — With a bye in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, the Mississippi State men’s basketball team has a more favorable path to Sunday’s title game.
But the Bulldogs won’t know who they’ll face in the quarterfinals until Thursday.
MSU will open play Friday in Atlanta against the winner of the LSU and Vanderbilt game. Both teams defeated MSU in Starkville this season.