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Mississippi State shuts down Arkansas 77-67

Feb. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi State trailed by six points at halftime and seemed to have no answer for Arkansas' 3-point barrage in the first half. An inspired defensive performance after the break, however, sparked a huge run and powered the Bulldogs to a 77-67 win Saturday night. "Obviously, it's...

4 dead after Mississippi hostage standoff, shooting

Feb. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EST

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. Clinton city spokesman Mark Jones says the incident began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday inside a Clinton home and lasted for about 12 hours. Jones says...

Williams hits 7 3s, scores 28 in Prairie View A&M's win

Feb. 16, 2019 10:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Darius Williams scored 28 points, making seven 3-pointers, and Prairie View A&M defeated Jackson State 79-66 on Saturday night. Dennis Jones added 17 points and Gary Blackston 14 for the Panthers (12-12, 10-1), leaders of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Panthers were...

Mississippi Valley St. beats Alcorn St. 76-68

Feb. 16, 2019 8:20 PM EST

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Jordan Evans and Dante Scott scored 20 points apiece as Mississippi Valley State broke its nine-game losing streak, defeating Alcorn State 76-68 on Saturday. Gregory Jones-Rollins had 16 points for Mississippi Valley State (4-22, 2-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Michael Green...

Mississippi beats Missouri 75-65 to win fourth straight

Feb. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi keeps finding big-time contributors on its roster as it continues to make an unexpected push up the Southeastern Conference standings. Bruce Stevens came off the bench to score 17 points, tying a season-high, to lead Ole Miss over Missouri 75-65 on Saturday for the team's...

Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

Feb. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan certifying the lawsuit as a class action raises the stakes...

Postseason prospects for SEC women's teams on shaky ground

Feb. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This hasn't been a typical season for Southeastern Conference women's basketball, and the league could feel the consequences when the NCAA Tournament bracket comes out. When the Division I Women's Basketball Committee offered its early projections of the top 16 NCAA Tournament seeds...

Man arrested in 3rd fire at Mississippi furniture factory

Feb. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST

ECRU, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man is charged with three counts of second-degree arson in a furniture factory fire. Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask says 30-year-old Jason Lee Doss of Pontotoc is jailed awaiting a hearing on bail. It's unclear if Doss has a lawyer to speak for him. Thursday's...

Missouri's Cunningham helps upset No. 5 Mississippi St 75-67

Feb. 15, 2019 9:33 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham's scored a whole lot of points in her college career — more than 2,000 of them after Thursday night — but the senior knows when it's time to give up the ball. Driving to the basket in the final minute, Cunningham found Cierra Porter for a wide open...

Tyree, Ole Miss clamp down on Auburn, 60-55

Feb. 13, 2019 11:43 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kermit Davis and Mississippi could teach a class on how to defend Auburn. Breein Tyree scored 20 points and made two free throws with 12 seconds left to seal Mississippi's 60-55 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night. The Rebels (17-7, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) completed a season...