Latest Mississippi News

Andrews leads Alcorn St. past Alabama St. 63-60

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Troymain Crosby scored a go-ahead jumper with 47 seconds left to play and Alcorn State beat Alabama State 63-60 on Monday night to win its fifth straight. Crosby hit his jumper for a 61-60 Braves' lead, then added two free...

Prairie View A&M cruises past Mississippi Valley St, 102-83

Jan. 27, 2020 11:55 PM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Antione Lister scored 30 points as Prairie View A&M cruised past Mississippi Valley State, 102-83 for its fourth straight Southwestern Conference victory Monday night. The Panthers built a 15-point lead by intermission and maintained it in a wild second half that featured a...

Many attendees of a rally at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, carried signs that protested conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. They called upon the administration to specifically close the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, where a number of deaths have occurred. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

Jan. 27, 2020 7:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of the State address. At least 12 inmates have died in...

Georgia coach Tom Crean speaks with Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Crean stays upbeat as Georgia takes 3-game skid to Missouri

Jan. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Just as Tom Crean hoped, Anthony Edwards has made an immediate impact at Georgia, leading the nation's freshmen in scoring and fulfilling his hype as a player on a fast track to the NBA. The remainder of Crean's plan for his second season as Georgia's coach hasn't followed form. The...

Inmate found dead in privately run prison in Mississippi

Jan. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate was found dead in his cell at a privately run prison in Mississippi over the weekend, among the latest inmate deaths in a state that's seen at least a dozen in the past month. Jermaine Tyler, 38, was found unresponsive Saturday in Marshall County Correctional Facility, said...

No. 9 Mississippi State routs Ole Miss 80-39

Jan. 26, 2020 8:17 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jessika Carter was a big reason that Mississippi State routed its rival again. She had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the No. 9 Bulldogs' 80-39 win over Ole Miss on Sunday. “Without an inside game we can’t win and we didn’t have that against South...

Inmate found dead at Mississippi prison

Jan. 26, 2020 7:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate was found dead in his one-man cell, the corrections department said Sunday, the latest fatality in the state's troubled prison system. Joshua Norman, 26, was found hanging in his cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, according to a news release...

Texas Southern rolls past Mississippi Valley State, 80-67

Jan. 25, 2020 11:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Hopkins and Eden Ewing combined to score 35 points and grab 33 rebounds as Texas Southern earned its fifth Southwestern Athletic Conference win in six starts, downing Mississippi Valley State 80-67 Saturday in a game that was moved to the University of Houston. The game was played at...

Jarrett lifts Jackson St. past Grambling St. 71-53

Jan. 25, 2020 9:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tristan Jarrett had 20 points as Jackson State got past Grambling State 71-53 on Saturday. Jonas James had 13 points for Jackson State (6-14, 3-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jayveous McKinnis added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Roland Griffin, whose 13 points per game entering the...

Crosby layup lifts Alcorn State past Alabama A&M, 59-58

Jan. 25, 2020 9:02 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby scored at the basket in the final minute to lift Alcorn State to a 59-58 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. Garrett Hicks put Alabama A&M in front on a jumper with 1:45 to go. Crosby missed a jumper and Kobe Wilson came down with the rebound and fed him...