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Finding a way to win: MSU defeats South Carolina in SEC opener

January 9, 2013

The Mississippi State men's basketball team refused to go away quietly. 

The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-0) trailed South Carolina (10-4, 0-1) for most of Wednesday night, but were able to pull out a 56-54 victory at Humphrey Coliseum in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule. 

MSU, Florida women have similar goals

January 9, 2013

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has watched his team take one step forward one day, then two steps back the next.

Even though there have been some tough moments since he became the coach of the Bulldogs, Schaefer has had "fun" working with a young and inexperienced team.

Turner returning to MSU as defensive line coach

January 9, 2013

David Turner will be making a return to Starkville.

On Wednesday, it was learned that Turner was returning to the Mississippi State football coaching staff as the defensive line coach. 

Turner is taking over for Chris Wilson, who left to take the defensive line coaching position at Georgia.

Turner was the defensive line coach at MSU from 2007-2009. 

Lady Vols create first with ranking

January 9, 2013

The Starkville Academy girls basketball program experienced a first on Tuesday.

When the Lady Volunteers became ranked in the Clarion Ledger Super 10 girls poll, it was not only the first time SA had become a part of the rankings, but it's also the first time any private school squad has entered the listing.

Lady Jackets start the year with big win

January 9, 2013

It may not have been a perfect game for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets in the first game of 2013 Tuesday night, but it was pretty good.

The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 25-9 lead after the first quarter against the visiting Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs and went on to secure a 66-29 victory at home.

Turnovers cost Yellowjackets in a 54-51 loss

January 9, 2013

The Starkville High School boys' basketball team gave itself plenty of opportunities to win, but when it was all said and done, it didn't capitalize.

The Yellowjackets dropped a 54-51 final to Aberdeen inside the Beehive.

"We had too many turnovers," SHS head coach Greg Carter said.

The Jackets turned the ball over 16 times, but shot 55 percent from the field.

East Webster sweeps Ackerman teams

January 9, 2013

MATHISTON – The familiarity of playing a rivals proved beneficial for the East Webster Lady Wolverines Tuesday night.

The Lady Wolverines were able to pick up a 48-26 victory over the Ackerman Lady Indians at its home court at the former Wood Junior College gymnasium.

MSU, South Carolina face off with two of SEC's new coaches

January 9, 2013

In Rick Ray's first year as the head coach of the Mississippi State basketball team, he hasn't caught many breaks.

There have been injuries, players suspended and a loss to a Southwestern Athletic Conference school.

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