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COLUMBIA, S.C | Silva’s 32 lead Gamecocks to 80-77 win over No. 16 Auburn

COLUMBIA, S.C.—January 22, 2019— Chris Silva had a career-high 32 points, and Felipe Haase’s 3-pointer with 30.3 seconds left put South Carolina ahead for good in an 80-77 victory over No. 16 Auburn on Tuesday night. The Gamecocks (10-8, 5-1) continued their improbable SEC run. They entered league play with a 5-7 preconference mark, but … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Silva’s 32 lead Gamecocks to 80-77 win over No. 16 Auburn

COLUMBIA, S.C | South Carolina stuns No. 14 Mississippi State 87-82 in OT

COLUMBIA, S.C.—January 08, 2019—  Freshman A.J. Lawson stole the ball and finished with an emphatic dunk with 13 seconds left in overtime to seal South Carolina’s 87-82 upset of No. 14 Mississippi State on Tuesday night. Maik Kotsar scored a career-high 25 points and had nine rebounds for the Gamecocks (7-7, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), who … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | South Carolina stuns No. 14 Mississippi State 87-82 in OT

NEW YORK | Top 5 unchanged in AP women’s hoops poll, UConn still No. 1

NEW YORK — UConn, Notre Dame and Louisville remain the top three teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. With most teams taking a break for the holidays, there wasn’t much movement in the Top 25 poll Monday. The only change in the first 10 teams was Mississippi State and Baylor exchanging places at … Continue reading NEW YORK | Top 5 unchanged in AP women’s hoops poll, UConn still No. 1

NEW YORK | UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s poll after passing tests

NEW YORK— After a week off for exams, UConn faced two stiff tests on the court and passed both of them. The top-ranked Huskies rallied to beat Oklahoma and topped No. 14 California to remain unbeaten this season. UConn won both games by less than 10 points — the first time the team has back-to-back … Continue reading NEW YORK | UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s poll after passing tests

EUGENE, Ore | No. 7 Oregon Ducks down No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74

EUGENE, Ore.  — Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points, including all 17 of her free throws, and No. 7 Oregon handed No. 4 Mississippi State its first loss this season, 82-74 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (10-1) had won 46 regular-season nonconference games, but couldn’t catch up once the Ducks (9-1) started to pull away in … Continue reading EUGENE, Ore | No. 7 Oregon Ducks down No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74

ATLANTA | Georgia Tech hires Temple’s Geoff Collins to replace Johnson

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech hired Temple coach Geoff Collins on Friday, choosing a Georgia native with a background in defense to replace Paul Johnson as the Yellow Jackets coach. Collins, 47, is a former Florida and Mississippi State defensive coordinator and Georgia Tech assistant who was 15-10 in two seasons at Temple. Georgia Tech announced … Continue reading ATLANTA | Georgia Tech hires Temple’s Geoff Collins to replace Johnson

OXFORD, Miss | No. 22 Mississippi State beats Mississippi 35-3 in Egg Bowl

OXFORD, Miss.— Nick Fitzgerald ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead No. 22 Mississippi State over Mississippi 35-3 on Thursday night in an Egg Bowl marred by a fight in the second half that led to four ejections. Mississippi State looked as though it would cruise to a fairly uneventful win … Continue reading OXFORD, Miss | No. 22 Mississippi State beats Mississippi 35-3 in Egg Bowl

NEW YORK | WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft

NEW YORK— The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first round this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in … Continue reading NEW YORK | WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft

SOUTH BEND, Ind. | Ogunbowale, No. 1 Irish open with 103-58 rout of Harvard

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points in three quarters as top-ranked Notre Dame opened its national title defense with a 103-58 victory over Harvard on Friday. Ogunbowale, who hit a pair of buzzer-beaters in the Women’s Final Four last spring in victories over Connecticut and Mississippi State that gave Notre Dame its … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind. | Ogunbowale, No. 1 Irish open with 103-58 rout of Harvard

Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are facing ranked foes this weekend, but the conventional wisdom is neither will be tested. The Crimson Tide, after running roughshod over LSU last week, returns home to face No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 25-point favorite. Later, the Tigers visit No. 17 Boston … Continue reading Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

Michigan up to 4th in CFP behind Alabama, Clemson, ND

Michigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. Georgia was next at five, followed by Oklahoma. The playoff picture cleared up after a weekend where several contenders asserted themselves. The top-four teams in the final rankings Dec. 2 will play in the national … Continue reading Michigan up to 4th in CFP behind Alabama, Clemson, ND

NEW YORK | Notre Dame No. 1 in women’s college basketball poll

NEW YORK — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off — atop women’s college basketball. The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The defending national champions received all 31 first-place votes from a national media panel. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame No. 1 in women’s college basketball poll

STARKVILLE, Miss | Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

STARKVILLE, Miss.  — Nick Fitzgerald threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Mississippi State over No. 16 Texas A&M 28-13 on Saturday night. Mississippi State (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) won thanks to an unexpected boost from its passing game, which was among the least productive in the … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss | Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

STARKVILLE, Miss | Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Nick Fitzgerald threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Mississippi State over No. 16 Texas A&M 28-13 on Saturday night. Mississippi State (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) won thanks to an unexpected boost from its passing game, which was among the least productive in the … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss | Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

BATON ROUGE, La. | Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3

BATON ROUGE, La. — Michael Divinity Jr.’s interception set up Nick Brossette’s short touchdown run, Cole Tracy kicked four field goals, and No. 5 LSU beat No. 22 Mississippi State 19-3 on Saturday night. Still, the Tiger Stadium crowd left angry after LSU’s top linebacker, Devin White, was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter, … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3

STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads Miss St to 23-9 win over No. 8 Auburn

STARKVILLE, Miss.  — Nick Fitzgerald ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns and Mississippi State’s defense had another dominant performance in a 23-9 victory over No. 8 Auburn on Saturday night. Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) came into the game among the nation’s top 10 in scoring defense, and the Bulldogs were brilliant on … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads Miss St to 23-9 win over No. 8 Auburn

NEW YORK | Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery for third straight year

NEW YORK  — The Las Vegas Aces will pick first in the WNBA draft for a third straight year. Las Vegas won the draft lottery Tuesday night after barely missing the playoffs this past season. The Aces had the second-best chance (27.6 percent) to secure the top choice after finishing with the second-worst combined record … Continue reading NEW YORK | Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery for third straight year

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Even late in the season, a huge showdown between two top teams might not mean as much in hindsight. Consider the … Continue reading Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

AP source: Maryland places strength coach on leave

Maryland placed the head of the football team’s strength and conditioning staff on paid leave while it investigates claims he verbally abused and humiliated players, a person briefed on the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because Maryland had not announced the decision regarding Rick Court. … Continue reading AP source: Maryland places strength coach on leave

Ogunbowale encore! Final Four hero lifts Notre Dame to title

COLUMBUS, Ohio /April 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—  Arike Ogunbowale hit the shot of her life — again. Ogunbowale floated in a 3-pointer from the corner with 0.1 seconds left, lifting Notre Dame to its second women’s basketball title with a thrilling 61-58 comeback victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night. It … Continue reading Ogunbowale encore! Final Four hero lifts Notre Dame to title

The Latest: UConn leads 60-57 heading into 4th quarter

COLUMBUS, Ohio/March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the women’s college basketball Final Four (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Notre Dame has recovered from UConn’s big run and turned their semifinal into a back-and-forth game, with the Huskies leading 60-57 after three quarters. The Huskies trailed Notre Dame by 13 points in the first quarter … Continue reading The Latest: UConn leads 60-57 heading into 4th quarter

The Latest: UConn rallies, leads Notre Dame by 7 at the half

COLUMBUS, Ohio /March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—The Latest on the women’s college basketball Final Four (all times local): 10:40 p.m. After a drab start, UConn is playing like an unbeaten, top-ranked team. The Huskies trailed Notre Dame by 13 points in the first quarter —their biggest deficit of the season— but they put it all together … Continue reading The Latest: UConn rallies, leads Notre Dame by 7 at the half

Mississippi St-Louisville, UConn-Notre Dame in Final Four

COLUMBUS, Ohio/March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mississippi State‘s Vic Schaefer took time out to accept an award a few hours before the women’s Final Four tipped off with his team facing Louisville. It became a family moment. Schaefer was honored as the National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Mississippi State … Continue reading Mississippi St-Louisville, UConn-Notre Dame in Final Four

Bulldogs, Cards eager to make their own mark on Final Four

COLUMBUS, Ohio /March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Mississippi State wants to write some more history in the women’s college basketball world. For now at least, the Bulldogs are best remembered as the team that ended UConn‘s 111-game winning streak in last year’s national semifinal, knocking off the mighty Huskies in overtime on a buzzer-beater by guard … Continue reading Bulldogs, Cards eager to make their own mark on Final Four

NCAA women’s tourney attendance at highest level since 2008

NEW YORK/March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks did more than just prepare for their opening-round games in the women’s NCAA Tournament. They did everything they could to make sure people attended. The team spent an hour Thursday night calling season ticket holders who hadn’t bought tickets yet for the … Continue reading NCAA women’s tourney attendance at highest level since 2008

Mercer ranked for first time in 38 years; UConn still No. 1

NEW YORK /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mercer is back in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 38 years. The Bears, riding a 24-game winning streak, entered The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday at No. 24. It’s the first time the team has been in the poll since Dec. 9, 1980. … Continue reading Mercer ranked for first time in 38 years; UConn still No. 1

Mississippi State names Penn State’s Joe Moorhead next coach

November 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) Mississippi State has hired Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as its football coach, bringing in another up-and-comer who is largely in the mold of previous coach Dan Mullen. The school officially announced the hiring on Wednesday morning. The 44-year-old Moorhead replaces Mullen, who left Starkville, Mississippi, after nine successful seasons to … Continue reading Mississippi State names Penn State’s Joe Moorhead next coach