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Colorado State defeats Mississippi Valley State 88-45

Nov. 26, 2022 19:04 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — John Tonje's 25 points helped Colorado State defeat Mississippi Valley State 88-45 on Saturday night. Tonje had seven rebounds for the Rams (5-2). Taviontae Jackson scored 16 points while going 4 of 6 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from distance, and 7...

Kiffin staying at Ole Miss; Auburn has interest in Freeze

Nov. 26, 2022 17:09 PM EST

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin says he has informed school officials he will be staying at Ole Miss, putting an end to speculation that he was the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at Auburn. “Same as I said last week: I'm staying here and we have a lot of work...

12-year-old dies in Russian Roulette; murder charges brought

Nov. 26, 2022 16:40 PM EST

A 12-year-old boy is dead after playing Russian Roulette with peers in Jackson, Mississippi, police say. Jackson's Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn identified the boy as Markell Noah, according to reports by Mississippi-based WLBT-TV. Following the death officers...

Ole Miss remains undefeated, beats Siena 74-62

Nov. 25, 2022 13:27 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Amaree Abram scored 19 points, Jaemyn Brakefield added 17 points and undefeated Mississippi beat Siena 74-62 on Friday to advance to the championship game of the ESPN Events Invitational. Abram was coming off a 26-point performance in a...

Kiffin plans to return; No. 20 Ole Miss falls to Bulldogs

Nov. 25, 2022 00:50 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach admitted the Egg Bowl series with Ole Miss ranks among the nation’s elite rivalries in unpredictability. “Both sides let the other think they’d won it,” Leach said. “It was erratic on both sides. Just about the time...

Officer and barricaded man injured in Mississippi shootings

Nov. 24, 2022 10:03 AM EST

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A police officer and a man barricaded inside a Mississippi home have both been injured in shootings Wednesday evening, authorities said. The Jones County deputy was treated and released from the hospital, while the man inside the home remains in the...

Mississippi State tops Utah 52-49 to win Fort Myers tourney

Nov. 23, 2022 23:26 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dashawn Davis knocked down six 3-pointers and Tolu Smith added a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds as Mississippi State held off Utah 52-49 to win the Fort Myers Tip-off tournament's Beach Division on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs remain...

No. 17 Utah women hold off Ole Miss, win 69-67 in Bahamas

Nov. 23, 2022 21:43 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 21 points, Kennady McQueen made a pair of late free throws and No. 17 Utah beat previously unbeaten Mississippi 69-67 on Wednesday night at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Classic in Nassau, Bahamas, to remain undefeated. A 3-pointer from...

Vander Zwaag scores 22, Air Force downs MVSU 64-51

Nov. 23, 2022 21:12 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Camden Vander Zwaag's 22 points helped Air Force defeat Mississippi Valley State 64-51 on Wednesday night. Vander Zwaag also contributed three blocks for the Falcons (3-3). Corbin Green scored 13 points and added five rebounds, four steals, and three...

Mississippi-based furniture company lays off 2,700 workers

Nov. 23, 2022 13:50 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi-based company that had become one of the largest furniture businesses in the country has laid off nearly its entire workforce. Approximately 2,700 workers, most of whom live in northeast Mississippi, lost their jobs Monday, according to the...