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In Rick Ray's first two meetings with Florida, things haven't gone well.
The Mississippi State head coach saw his team drop an 82-47 decision in Starkville and an 83-58 game in Gainesville, Fla.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are facing another top 15 team in Southeastern Conference women's basketball competition tonight.
As far as MSU coach Vic Schaefer is concerned, it doesn't matter who the next opponent is. He just wants the Bulldogs to keep competing.
MADISON â€“ Madison Ridgeland Academy has a strong second-half comeback on Wednesday night as it defeated Starkville Academy 48-35 at home in high school girls basketball action.
After taking a 10-8 lead and stretching the margin to 20-15 at halftime, the Lady Volunteers were outscored by MRA 17-7 in the third quarter and 16-8 in the fourth.
Quantesha Patterson is a woman of few words.
In the few short months that first-year East Webster basketball coach Todd Hutchinson has known the junior, he says rather than spending her time talking, Patterson is busy soaking up all that is going on around her.
There have been jokes flying around about De'Runnya Wilson just showing up and playing any sportÂ on the campus of Mississippi State.
The true freshman was a standout wide receiver for the football team this past fall and has joined the basketball team this winter.
Wilson joked that he might play baseball too.
Certain things are going to be said in the heat of battle.
They just are.
During sporting events, coaches shout things at players, teammates shout things at each other, coaches shout things at officials and sometimes officials shout back. Things can get out of hand in a competitive situation.
WEST POINT â€“ Starkville head coach Greg Carter wasn't happy with the way his squad played in the first half.
He let them know.
"They knew we didn't play very well in the first half," Carter said. "We didn't defend like we normally do and we didn't execute offensively like we normally do. We missed layups and got into foul trouble. The first half isn't how we play."
MATHISTON â€“ The East Webster Lady Wolverines brought the heat to Wood Junior College on a cold Tuesday evening with a 66-39 victory over visiting Eupora.
For Todd Hutchinson, coach of the Lady Wolverines, the win is a result of his teamâ€™s ability to apply pressure when needed and to produce defensively.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle believe it has hit one out of the park with this year's speaker for its Sports Talk Charity Fundraiser.
This year's event will be held on Thursday at the East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus Lyceum Auditorium and the guest speaker will be Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen.