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January 19th, 2015
It's all about the process right now for Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray and his basketball squad.
The Bulldogs stand at 8-9 overall and 1-3 in Southeastern Conference play, but Ray feels like his team is making strides in the right direction.
He just wants them to focus on what the coaches are putting in front of them every day.
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People say you cannot keep a good team down.
After two straight Southeastern Conference losses, No. 15 Mississippi State proved that very thing with a 66-50 victory over Alabama Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.
"Really proud of our kids for hanging in there," MSU coach Vic Schaefer said. "I take pride in our kids' stamina."
Mississippi State struggled defensively the last two times out.
Those struggles led to the first two losses of the season for the Bulldogs. MSU dropped its first decision of the campaign at Vanderbilt last Sunday and returned home to lose to LSU on Thursday night in double overtime.
Fred Thomas let out a big sigh of relief Saturday afternoon.
The Mississippi State guard had every reason to feel like a weight had been lifted off his and his teammates' shoulders.
The Bulldogs snapped a 16-game regular season losing skid in Southeastern Conference play with a 57-54 win over Vanderbilt at Humphrey Coliseum.Â
Mississippi State didn't have a player that stood out from the others in the boxscore.
The Bulldogs only had two players score in double figures and that was only 11 and 10. It didn't matter though, as the Bulldogs got a total team effort in a 57-54 win over Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.
Freshmen Victoria Vivians and Morgan William went into Thursday's women's game against the LSU Tigers as the leading scorers for Mississippi State.
Neither were a factor for the Bulldogs against the Tigers.
Vivians, who averaged 15.3 points per game going in, was held scoreless, while William, who had 10.2 points per outing, only had two points in a 71-69 double overtime loss to LSU.
Starkville Academy faced what might have been its toughest opponent to date on Saturday.
It was no easy task and despite a 61-43 defeat to Madison-Ridgeland Academy, the Lady Volunteers were able to really work on some strong offense.
Mississippi State hasn't found Southeastern Conference play kind the last 16 outings.Â
The Bulldogs have lost 16 games in a row against conference opponents during the regular season, which is tied for the longest streak in school history and second longest all-time in the SEC.
The true character of the Starkville High School boys soccer team was on display Friday evening at Yellowjacket Stadium.
Despite being down three goals at the half, the Jackets never threw in the towel. Instead, they continued to play hard and in the end, the game was decided in the final moments with Northwest Rankin picking up the 6-4 victory in Class 6, Region 3.