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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...

92-year-old Eola Hotel being restored, updated in Natchez

Jan. 19, 2019 9:25 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A noted hotel in a Mississippi River town is undergoing a transformation, years after closing. The Eola Hotel in Natchez shut in 2014 after a Virginia attorney, Robert Lubin, bought the building. It is being remodeled into a 70- to 80-room hotel, the Natchez Democrat reports. The...

Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot

Jan. 18, 2019 2:21 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported . Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a...

Mississippi State's Bibby out for season with knee injury

Jan. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Chloe Bibby will miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. The school announced the extent of the injury on Friday. The 6-foot-1 Bibby fell awkwardly after pivoting during the opening minute of Thursday night's game against South Carolina,...

Mississippi's Kermit Davis takes long road to SEC success

Jan. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career. Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013. It's been a long road back to the top for...

McCowan leads Mississippi State past South Carolina 89-74

Jan. 17, 2019 10:19 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Coach Vic Schaefer has spent the majority of Teaira McCowan's four-year career trying to get the most out of her enormous potential. For 40 glorious minutes on Thursday night, he saw every bit of it. Mississippi State's 6-foot-7 senior forward had one of the best games of her...