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Eliminating turnovers and playing solid defense helped the Starkville Yellowjackets defeat Parkview from Ark., 63-52.
â€śAll of them understood how good that team was,â€ť Starkville coach Greg Carter said. â€śThey are a highly ranked team, but at the same time, if we go in and take care of all the details we need to, we knew we could win.â€ť
It's not surprising that a group of Bulldogs are very comfortable playing at Humphrey Coliseum.
This is the third year that the Aberdeen Bulldogs have participated in the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Tournament and they benefitted from that on Thursday.
Coaches and players enter each season, no matter the sport, to get the most out of it.
For Princeton Jones of Starkville and Nathan Wright of French Camp, they were able to overcome adversity to experience success during the high school football season.
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French Campâ€™s journey to the state title was nothing short of impressive.
After starting out 0-4, the team dug deep and rallied their way to an 11-5 season which ultimately ended with the Panthers hoisting the Class A State championship trophy.
Looking back, head coach Nathan Wright said he â€śwouldnâ€™t want it any other way.â€ť
The Starkville Yellowjackets had an opening at quarterback going into the 2013 spring practice.
After starting signal caller Gabe Myles graduated and moved on to Mississippi State, then backup Caleb Wilson moved when his father got a coaching job at Georgia, it left the Jackets will a void at that position.
Normally when teams from across the nation descend on Humphrey Coliseum it is on the collegiate level.
This week things are a bit different as Starkville High School hosts the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump featuring teams from across the Southeast and even one team from Pennsylvania.
Mississippi State spent all of last week getting prepared for its last and final game of the season.
The roll into Memphis, Tenn., today in advance of the New Year's Eve AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The Bulldogs (6-6) will play Conference USA champion Rice (10-3) on Tuesday.Â
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN.
There's one observation that sticks out to people when they watch the Mississippi State basketball team.
That is that Craig Sword is really good.
The Bulldog sophomore guard has really put his name on the map in his second year wearing the maroon and white.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada â€“ A blistering first-half shooting performance by UNLV did in the Mississippi State menâ€™s basketball team Monday night.
Playing its final game before the Christmas break, MSU allowed nine first-half 3-point baskets and never recovered, falling 82-66 to UNLV in the championship game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena.
Mississippi State freshman guard Dominique Dillingham has burst onto the women's college basketball scene.
She proved it this past week.
After totaling 22 points in two games for the Bulldogs, Dillingham was the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.
Dillingham scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in her first start as MSU beat North Dakota State on the road.