STARKVILLE – Something simply had to give on Tuesday night.
Mississippi State lost at home for the first time this season as Auburn erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to win 76-68. After the game, head coaches Ben Howland and Bruce Pearl spoke along with Bulldog players Quinndary Weatherspoon and Abdul Ado.
Mississippi State's top two scorers – Teaira McCowan and Victoria Vivians were both named to the midseason watch list for the Wooden Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top player.
No. 4 Mississippi State eased past its in-state rival Ole Miss 76-45 on Thursday evening to remain undefeated. After the game, head coaches Vic Schaefer and Matt Insell spoke along with Bulldog players Victoria Vivians, Teaira McCowan and Blair Schaefer.
No. 4 Mississippi State met with the media in advance of its game against rival Ole Miss on Thursday. Representing the Bulldogs are head coach Vic Schaefer along with senior guards Victoria Vivians and Morgan William.
Mississippi State coach Ben Howland speaks on the Bulldogs' shot selection in their loss to Ole Miss over the weekend and what he expects to see on a road trip to Florida on Wednesday.
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State junior guard Xavian Stapleton turned himself in to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office on Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest for disturbing the peace.
OXFORD – Defense has been the M.O. for Mississippi State this season, but it could not deliver a W-I-N at The Pavilion Saturday, even with the best scorer for Ole Miss still struggling.
Ole Miss overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to claim a 64-58 victory over in-state rival Mississippi State in Oxford on Saturday. After the game, head coaches Andy Kennedy and Ben Howland spoke along with guards Quinndary Weatherspoon and Breein Tyree.
Joe Moorhead and Mississippi State received some good news Saturday as first team All-SEC defensive end/ outside linebacker Montez Sweat announced he was returning for his senior season.
OXFORD – Mississippi State is off to a sizzling 13-1 start and began conference play by knocking off No. 22 Arkansas 78-75 on Tuesday to snap an 18-game skid to ranked opponents.
No. 5 Mississippi State set a school record for the most points in an SEC game during its 111-69 victory over Arkansas on Thursday night. Vic Schaefer and his entire senior class - Victoria Vivians, Blair Schaefer, Morgan William and Roshunda Johnson - commented on the big win afterwards.
STARKVILLE – Arkansas made a concerted effort to deny Mississippi State’s top scorer Teaira McCowan by double and triple-teaming the 6-foot-7 reigning SEC Player of the Week.
Being named the Most Valuable Player of the TaxSlayer Bowl was not the only recognition Mark McLaurin received. The Mississippi State safety earned a spot on the Associated Press All-Bowl Team as well.
Vic Schaefer and Mike Neighbors were once co-workers at the University of Arkansas in the early 2000's but tonight they will be on opposing benches as No. 5 Mississippi State hosts the Razorbacks at 8 p.m. on SEC Network.