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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...

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,...