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Mississippi State's Reggie Perry pulls down a rebound during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Kentucky won 80-72. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry enters NBA draft

Mar. 30, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry has entered the NBA draft. Perry announced his decision Sunday on social media and was congratulated by the school in a tweet. He said “we are navigating charted waters” with coronavirus in the tweet but added “this too...

Perry leads Mississippi State over Ole Miss 69-44

Mar. 7, 2020 9:49 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 69-44 win over Mississippi on Saturday night. It was Perry's Southeastern Conference-leading 17th double-double of the season and 26th of his career. Mississippi State (20-11) finishes the regular season...

Kotsar leads South Carolina over Mississippi State 83-71

Mar. 3, 2020 9:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar scored 20 points on his Senior Night and pushed the Gamecocks to an 83-71 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday. The Gamecocks (18-12, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) clinched their fourth winning conference season in five years and breathed life into...

Mississippi State's Abdul Ado, right, dunks the ball past Missouri's Reed Nikko, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Carter helps Mississippi State beat Missouri 67-63

Feb. 29, 2020 8:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Mississippi State’s double-digit lead dwindled to two points in the final minute, and the team needed a steady hand to close out the game. Tyson Carter, who scored a game-high 15 points, provided it. He scored the Bulldogs’ final four points in a 67-63 victory over...

Perry double-double helps Mississippi St. top Alabama 80-73

Feb. 26, 2020 12:13 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry scored 21 points and Tyson Carter added 19 as Mississippi State held off Alabama 80-73 on Tuesday night. Perry also added 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (18-10, 9-6 SEC) for his conference-leading 15th double-double of the season. The sophomore also has 24 career...

Hot-shooting Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 87-75

Feb. 22, 2020 7:20 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Josh Nebo matched his a career high with 21 points, Savion Flagg added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Texas A&M had its best shooting performance of the season in an 87-75 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. Wendell Mitchell scored all 20 of his points in the...

Mississippi State holds South Carolina at bay 79-76

Feb. 20, 2020 12:28 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — South Carolina made it interesting in the final seconds. But Mississippi State held on long enough to get a crucial Southeastern Conference victory. Nick Weatherspoon had 18 points and D.J. Stewart added 16 as Mississippi State held off South Carolina 79-76 on Wednesday. Abdul Ado...

Last-second tip-in lifts Mississippi State over Arkansas

Feb. 15, 2020 3:59 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Abdul Ado’s tip-in with 0.6 seconds left lifted Mississippi State to a 78-77 win over Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. Mason Jones, who scored a game-high 38 points, had given Arkansas a one-point lead after a pair of free throws with 59 seconds left. On the other end, Tyson...

Mississippi State guard D.J. Stewart Jr. (3) and forward Abdul Ado (24) guard Mississippi guard Breein Tyree (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Mississippi won 83-58. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Tyree carries Mississippi over Mississippi State 83-58

Feb. 11, 2020 10:17 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Breein Tyree turned in a performance that prompted Mississippi coach Kermit Davis to admit, "The best I've ever seen by one of my players and I've been coaching a long time." Tyree scored a career-high 40 points, 27 in the second half, while adding five rebounds and four assists as the...

LSU guard Javonte Smart (1) leaves the court as Vanderbilt players celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt upset LSU 99-90. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 11 Auburn hosts No. 18 LSU in Top 25 SEC showdown

Feb. 7, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch this weekend in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 11 Auburn vs. No. 18 LSU. With LSU absorbing it first league loss Wednesday night at Vanderbilt, Auburn (20-2, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) can move into a first-place tie with the visiting Tigers (17-5, 8-1) with...