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February 21st, 2015
Mississippi State continued its trend of leading in sizable chunks of ballgames.
The Bulldogs just didn't lead when it mattered the most though â€“ when the final horn sounds.
MSU dropped its second-straight game, a 65-61 decision to No. 18 Arkansas at home Saturday afternoon in Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State head women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer doesn't anticipate an easy game today.
All games in the Southeastern Conference are difficult, but when it comes to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Schaefer has some visual evidence to show his team of just how tough they can be.
The outing didn't start out very well for Mississippi State right-handed pitcher Austin Sexton on Saturday.
It turned out to be a career day for the Bulldog on the mound.
After falling behind to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in the first inning, Sexton settled down, lasted six innings and had a career-high eight strikeouts.
Jody Britt knew his team had experience.
This week Starkville Academy proved its coach right as they opened baseball season with two big road wins.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets won the Class 6A, Region 3 championship off the free-throw line on Friday night.
When the Columbus Lady Falcons were making a late-game charge at SHS, the Lady Jackets stepped up to the line and made 9-of-10 shots in the final 2 minutes to capture a 59-52 victory and the trophy.
The Starkville High School Yellowjackets made it a successful sweep in the Class 6A, Region 3 championship games for the boys and girls teams on Friday night by taking care of business with a 78-53 win over the Madison Central Jaguars at the Beehive.
Starkville, which improved to 22-5, split with Madison Central during the regular season, including a 71-58 victory.
MABEN â€“ It took every ounce of fight both teams had.
Still at the end of 32 minutes, East Webster stood proudly as the Class 2A, Region 4 champions following a 62-56 defeat of Calhoun City.
MABEN â€“ County rivals took to the court Friday in Class 2A, Region 4 boys consolation action.
Eupora traveled over to East Webster and as expected, the teams played hard to the very end with the Eagles taking the 63-48 win.
Mississippi State doesn't have much time to digest Thursday's loss to Ole Miss.
The Bulldogs have less than 48 hours to get ready for the next game.
MSU plays host to No. 18 Arkansas today at Humphrey Coliseum. Tip is set for 3 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Net.
Mississippi State trailed Cincinnati three times last weekend.
All three times, the Bulldogs came from behind for a victory.
MSU trailed once again on Friday, and once again, it mounted a rally to take a victory. This time the No. 18 Bulldogs had a late comeback to down Marshall 6-2 on a chilly night at Dudy Noble Field.