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Arkansas guard Desi Sills (3) tries to drive to the hoop against Mississippi during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas cruises past Ole Miss 74-59 for 3rd straight win

Jan. 27, 2021 11:04 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — JD Notae scored 19 points to lead Arkansas to a 74-59 victory over Mississippi on Wednesday night for its third straight win. The Razorbacks closed the first half on a 10-4 surge for a 37-25 halftime advantage and led by double digits the rest of the way. A 12-2 run made it 53-33...

Tennessee forward Olivier Nkamhoua dunks during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Pons leads No. 18 Tennessee past Mississippi State

Jan. 26, 2021 10:34 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even on a miserable shooting night, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is convinced the shots will fall sooner or later. The 18th-ranked Volunteers hit just 37% of their shots from the field — and 16% from 3-point — but still came away with a 56-53 win over Mississippi State...

Ole Miss hires Baker as passing game coordinator/TEs coach

Jan. 25, 2021 5:41 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has hired John David Baker as passing game coordinator and tight ends coach. Baker spent the last two seasons at Southern California, where he was tight ends coach last season. His hiring was announced on Monday. Baker was an offensive quality control...

Alabama's Herbert Jones puts his arms around teammates in the final minute of Alabama's NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

No. 18 Alabama wins 9th straight, 81-73 over Mississippi St

Jan. 23, 2021 9:01 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 18 Alabama faced down a challenge and kept its winning streak alive, if not the Crimson Tide's string of blowouts. Herbert Jones had 17 points and seven assists to help Alabama win its ninth straight game with an 81-73 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night. This one...

Ole Miss capitalizes on Texas A&M dry spells in 61-50 win

Jan. 23, 2021 6:52 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 21 points with seven rebounds and Devontae Shuler scored 17 and Mississippi beat Texas A&M 61-50 on Saturday. Kevin Marfo's layup with 1:55 left before the halftime gave Texas A&M a 28-23 lead. From there, Ole Miss (8-6, 3-4 Southeastern Conference)...

Dr. Angel Temponi, left, administers the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Barton Bernstein Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped...

This Jan. 6, 2021 photo shows Douglas Carswell in Jackson, Miss. Carswell, a leader of the Brexit movement and newly appointed government trade advisor in the United Kingdom is the new head of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Brexit leader to head Mississippi public policy center

Jan. 22, 2021 12:28 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A leader of the Brexit movement and newly appointed government trade adviser in the United Kingdom is now the head of a conservative think tank in the American South. Douglas Carswell, 49, started working this month as the new CEO and president of Mississippi Center for Public...

A man carries a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as they stroll along a street near the popular frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China is making some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the travel rush for Lunar New Year on next month. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital, both of which have been cordoned off along with some surrounding...

Shuler scores 22; Ole Miss beats Mississippi State 64-46

Jan. 19, 2021 11:24 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Devontae Shuler scored 22 points and Mississippi pulled away midway through the second half and beat Mississippi State 64-46 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Ole Miss (7-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) has won 11 of the last 15 matchups including an 83-58 win...

Mississippi county to put up marker for lynching victims

Jan. 19, 2021 4:42 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county will put up a marker to remember Black men who were lynched by white mobs between 1885 and 1935. It will be near a statue that honors Confederate soldiers. Lafayette County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the memorial for seven Black men known to...