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Williams leads Prairie View past Jackson St. 74-60

Jan. 20, 2020 11:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Darius Williams had a season-high 27 points as Prairie View topped Jackson State 74-60 on Monday night. Williams hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and shot 11 for 13 from the line. Gerard Andrus had 11 points for Prairie View (8-10, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Faite Williams added 11...

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Her top-ranked Gamecocks wouldn't let her. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th...

Bradford, Southern denies Mississippi Valley State, 74-70

Jan. 20, 2020 9:14 PM EST

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Micah Bradford hit 8 of 10 free throw attempts during a 90-second stretch to allow Southern to hold off Mississippi Valley State, 74-70 in a Southwestern Conference contest on Monday night. Bradford started his string by hitting the first of two attempts with 2:14 left and the...

FILE - In this July 21, 2010, photo, employees leave the front gate of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. An inmate at the Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Coroner: Inmate dies, found hanging at a Mississippi prison

Jan. 19, 2020 10:12 PM EST

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday. Coroner Heather Burton said she was called Sunday to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at...

Perry, Carter lead Mississippi State over Georgia 91-59

Jan. 18, 2020 11:51 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter combined for 40 points to lead Mississippi State to an easy 91-59 victory over Georgia on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory over Georgia in Mississippi State's program history. Perry collected 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists...

National Team quarterback Reid Sinnett, left, of San Diego, holds the game trophy while National Team quarterback Nick Tiano, of Chattanooga, holds the MVP trophy following the team's Collegiate Bowl college football game against the American Team on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. The National Team won 30-20. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tiano leads National to 30-20 win in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Tiano realizes he might have limited chances to show scouts he deserves a chance in the NFL. On Saturday, he was able to take advantage of his playing time. The Chattanooga quarterback threw for 135 yards and a touchdown en route to being selected the MVP of the NFLPA...

Mississippi guard Breein Tyree (4) shoots a three-point basket against LSU during an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

Smart scores 20, LSU beats Ole Miss to stay unbeaten in SEC

Jan. 18, 2020 11:22 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — LSU guard Skylar Mays is not surprised the Tigers are the only unbeaten team in Southeastern Conference play. “I'm not surprised because of the work we put in and the way we've executed at the end of games," the senior guard said after the Tigers rallied in the final seven...

Texas Southern cures road woes, beats Jackson State 77-66

Jan. 18, 2020 9:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Yahuza Rasas had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Texas Southern (6-11, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which snapped its six-game road losing streak. Justin Hopkins added 12 points. Tyrik Armstrong had 10 points. Jonas James had 19 points for Jackson State (5-13, 2-3). Tristan...

Crosby scores 27 as Alcorn State rolls past MVSU 105-73

Jan. 18, 2020 8:49 PM EST

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby had a career-high 27 points as Alcorn State rolled past Mississippi Valley State 105-73 on Saturday. Corey Tillery had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Alcorn State (7-9, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Deshaw Andrews added 18 points. Maurice Howard had 12...

Pumps acquired to help drain lake, ease pressure on dam

Jan. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Pumps to help take some of the pressure off a dam that's perilously close to failing are on site to help drain Oktibbeha County Lake. The pumps arrived Friday after a contract for their rental was agreed upon with Birmingham, Alabama-based Herc Rentals, The Starkville Daily News...