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February 23rd, 2013
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has won four of its last seven games in the Southeastern Conference and have turned some heads in the process.
As the league heads down the stretch run of the season, seeding in the SEC Tournament will be determined.
The Bulldogs (12-14 overall and 4-9 SEC) are trying to inch their way into the middle of the pack of the conference.
JACKSON â€“ Intense is the only way to describe the action taking place in Jackson Academyâ€™s gym on Friday afternoon.
All records were put aside and previous games did not matter as Starkville Academy and Presbyterian Christian School tipped off.
Things were tight all game long, but in the end, the Lady Volunteers pulled off a very close 40-37 victory.
Four runs during the second inning highlighted the Starkville Yellowjacketsâ€™ 6-3 victory over the Gators of Leake Central, which took place on a damp and dreary night in Starkville.
FLOWOOD â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets competed in the Class 4A-5A-6A State Tournament on Friday and finished seventh overall.
The event was held at Fannin Lanes in Flowood.
â€śWe had an outstanding season,â€ť SHS coach Jim Philamlee said. â€śI am real pleased with how things progressed.â€ť
The Mississippi State baseball team had all the reason in the world to dance Friday night.
The No. 12 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs battled through a 94-minute rain delay filled with dancing by both teams to beat Purdue 3-2 in game two of the Diamond Classic presented by Polk's Meat Products at Dudy Noble Field.
The Purdue Boilermakers didn't have many chances to push runs across in the early going of Friday's first game of the Diamond Classic.
They finally found something different in the eighth inning.
Tyson Cunningham's dream in high school was to play college basketball.
Little did he know his journey to college basketball included playing on the drum line and being a practice player for the women's basketball team.
There are four players that Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has challenged to give their best effort every night in order for the team to be successful on the court.
On Thursday afternoon before the Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 75-51, Schaefer had a meeting with Martha Alwal, Carnecia Williams, Kendra Grant and Katia May.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs played well in the first half of Thursday's women's basketball game against Alabama.
As good as MSU looked in the first half and leading by 10 points at the break, head coach Vic Schaefer couldn't help but feel it could be even better.
Schaefer had that same feeling at Ole Miss two weeks ago.
The Mississippi State baseball team will meet a very familiar foe this weekend.
The No. 12 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs host the inaugural Diamond Classic presented by Polk's Meat Products this weekend and one of those opponents will be Samford, which ended MSU's season in 2012.
State (5-0) plays the defending Big Ten Conference Champion Purdue (2-2) today and Saturday at 6 p.m.