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Autopsy: Man's death after encounter with police a homicide

Jan. 23, 2019 8:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that the death of a man apprehended by police in Mississippi's largest city was a homicide, a coroner said Wednesday. George Robinson died Jan. 13 from bleeding on the brain caused by blunt force trauma to the head, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart...

Petty, Hall lead Alabama past No. 20 Ole Miss 74-53

Jan. 23, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has a reputation of losing large first-half leads. Against No. 20 Mississippi, Alabama's lead didn't just hold up, it grew. The Crimson Tide built a 16-point lead by halftime and extended that advantage to 28 points on the way to a 74-53 blowout win over Ole Miss....

No. 8 Kentucky closes out No. 22 Mississippi State 76-55

Jan. 22, 2019 11:05 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's defense wasn't perfect against Mississippi State, just quick enough to disrupt the No. 22 Bulldogs' rhythm and cause its worst offensive performance this season. The No. 8 Wildcats now aim to keep it going after clearing the second of three big challenges. PJ Washington...

Tennessee faces similar test from last No. 1 ranking

Jan. 22, 2019 2:59 AM EST

The last time Tennessee reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 it lost to Vanderbilt the next day. Back at No. 1 for the first time in 11 years, the Vols face a similar situation. On Wednesday, they again play Vanderbilt right after becoming the nation's top-ranked team, this time hoping for a different outcome and a...

Crosby, Howard give Alcorn State 74-69 win over Pine Bluff

Jan. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Maurice Howard made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as Alcorn State held off Arkansas Pine Bluff 74-69 on Monday night. Howard, who finished with 16 points, made two free throws with 17 seconds left to give the Braves a...

Hussein, Saddler help Southern beat Mississippi Valley St.

Jan. 21, 2019 11:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hassan Hussein had 18 points and Jayden Saddler added 14, on 6-of-6 shooting, with seven assists to help Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 80-56 on Monday night. Hussein made 9 of 11 from the field. Aaron Ray finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for Southern (3-16, 2-4...

No. 24 Mississippi State routs struggling Vanderbilt 71-55

Jan. 19, 2019 11:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Memorial Gym is not a pleasant place for most opponents to visit, something the Mississippi State Bulldogs know only too well. That makes leaving with only the program's 10th victory in 57 games at the Southeastern Conference's oldest gym very special. Quinndary Weatherspoon scored...

Alcorn State rallies to defeat Mississippi Valley State

Jan. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Devon Brewer scored 18 points with four rebounds and four blocked shots and Alcorn State picked up its first conference win, a 63-57 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. There were nine lead changes in the second half. Alcorn State took the lead for good, 49-48, on a...

No. 18 Mississippi rolls to 84-67 win over Arkansas

Jan. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — D.C. Davis played a grand total of 16 minutes last season, yet there he was on Saturday, leading a fast break opportunity during a crucial portion of the second half in a key conference game. The former walk-on spied Terence Davis streaking toward the rim and let a high pass fly. It...

Allen, Locke lead the way as Gators beat Georgia

Jan. 19, 2019 3:47 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kevarrius Hayes saw no reason to worry even as Florida was letting another second-half lead fade away. "Trailing by five, we had a lot of fight in us," he said. "We understand the game is nowhere near over until the final buzzer. The game of basketball can change quickly." KeVaughn Allen...