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Buffen, Tyree double up to send Ole Miss past Seattle 65-52

Nov. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Rebels had two different defensive performances in a 65-52 win over Seattle Tuesday, and it did not go unnoticed by coach Kermit Davis. “For 29 minutes, we guarded them at the level we expect,” Davis said. “In the final eight minutes or so, I was...

Louisiana Tech routs Mississippi Valley St. 76-43

Nov. 19, 2019 10:03 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — JaColby Pemberton registered 13 points as Louisiana Tech easily beat Mississippi Valley State 76-43 on Tuesday night. Isaiah Crawford had 12 points for Louisiana Tech (3-1). Amorie Archibald added 10 points. Caleb Hunter had 12 points for the Delta Devils (0-5), whose season-opening...

Report: Mississippi laws cause ‘extreme’ prison sentences

Nov. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s habitual offender laws are causing “extreme” prison sentences that are disproportionally affecting African American men and are costing the state millions of dollars for decades of incarceration, according to a new report by a nonprofit advocacy...

No. 10 Mississippi State routs Troy 122-82

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Despite another lopsided win where Mississippi State put up over 120 points, coach Vic Schaefer wasn’t happy. Only four of his players were on time for the afternoon shootaround and his team gave up way too many points in a 122-82 rout of Troy on Monday night. “Our...

Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Nov. 18, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Woodard sends Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59

Nov. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Robert Woodard had career highs of 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59 on Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum. Woodard was one of four Bulldogs in double figures as Mississippi State (4-0) remained undefeated. Reggie Perry scored 14, while D.J Stewart...

Trial goes to larger courtroom for man charged in 8 killings

Nov. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge is moving the trial of a man charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy and seven other people. But, the judge is denying defense attorneys’ request to delay the trial of Willy Cory Godbolt by at least six months. They wanted more time to prepare....

Tagovailoa out for season after hip injury vs Mississippi St

Nov. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — What was planned to be the last series of the day for Tua Tagovailoa ended in the final play of his season — and maybe his Alabama career. The Crimson Tide’s star quarterback will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his right hip in the first half of No. 4...

Burrow throws 5 TDs, No. 1 LSU beats Mississippi 58-37

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Joe Burrow’s postgame shrug pretty much summed up what kind of a season it has been for LSU. “You know things have changed at LSU when you have 700 yards of total offense and everybody is upset in the locker room,” the Heisman Trophy front-runner said. Burrow threw...