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January 29th, 2015
The Mississippi State women's basketball team didn't want a repeat performance of what happened in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this season.
Kendra Grant, Martha Alwal and Victoria Vivians made sure it wouldn't.
I.J. Ready has found 2015 to his liking.
The sophomore guard for Mississippi State started the 2014-15 season on the bench after having back surgery in November. He struggled in the non-conference stretch, but Southeastern Conference play has been a different story.
Ready has scored in double figures the last six games.
To the very end and them some is where Starkville Academy boys soccer teamÂ took its contest against Jackson Academy on Thursday.
After going through regulation 0-0, the teams embarked on a couple overtime periods tied at 1-1, then Raiders ultimately won 4-2 on penalty kicks.
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs led for most of the game.
They even had a 13-point lead in the second half.
It wasn't enough though.
The Bulldogs faltered down the stretch and lost a 79-73 contest to in-state rival Ole Miss at Tad Smith Coliseum Wednesday night.
OXFORD â€“ Mississippi State and Ole Miss have met more times in basketball than any of the other Southeastern Conference schools.
The teams met for the 251st time on Wednesday, and this one went to the Rebels with a 79-73 victory.
The Bulldogs still lead the series 141-110.
It's not about revenge tonight for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Even though the Vanderbilt Commodores ended MSU's 18-game winning streak to start the season with a 78-62 win in Nashville, Tenn., head coach Vic Schaefer said it's not an emphasis for the Bulldogs to get back at the Commodores, but it's about making sure they do what's necessary to get a win at home.
Victoria Vivians was known for her scoring at Scott Central High School.
In setting the all-time mark in Mississippi high school history with 5,745 points, scoring was pretty easy for Vivians to accomplish.
Since making the transition to life in the Southeastern Conference at Mississippi State, Vivians has learned the value of playing good defense as well.
ACKERMAN â€“ Action started early during the Bullock Toyota Mid-Mississippi Classic at Choctaw County High School and from the first tip there was no slack in quality competition.
â€śOverall, it was a good tournament full of close games and good crowds,â€ť Choctaw County coach Gary Beals said. â€śIt was a good turnout to see some good basketball.â€ť
Football is king in the state of Mississippi, and the two Southeastern Conference schools sit on the throne.
Ole Miss currently sits higher than Mississippi State after winning the Egg Bowl this past November, but now it's time for football to take a back seat to basketball.
Not all rivalries are created equal.
There are some that have developed over the years and have become more and more intense.
The amount of importance of a rivalry really depends on what part of the country it's located.
For the states of Mississippi and Alabama, there's a reason the in-state rivalries among the Southeastern Conference programs are so popular.