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  • Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

    Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:54:18 GMT
    Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.
    Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.
  • Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

    Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:50:00 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.
  • No charges against 2 Providence College players

    No charges against 2 Providence College players

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:34:23 GMT
    An investigation into an alleged sexual assault by two Providence College basketball players has concluded with no charges, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday.
    An investigation into an alleged sexual assault by two Providence College basketball players has concluded with no charges, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday.
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  • NBA/European Camp in Jackson Brings Big-Time Help

    NBA/European Camp in Jackson Brings Big-Time Help

     

  • NBA/European Camp in Jackson Brings Big-Time Help

    NBA/European Camp in Jackson Brings Big-Time Help

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:11:32 GMT
    JACKSON - Summer is a season for summer camps for just about any sports. Friday and Saturday, Jackson native Charles Thomas held his first basketball camp at the downtown First Baptist Church. His special guest is the king of camps, Prentiss native and NBA Center Al Jefferson.
    JACKSON - Summer is a season for summer camps for just about any sports. Friday and Saturday, Jackson native Charles Thomas held his first basketball camp at the downtown First Baptist Church. His special guest is the king of camps, Prentiss native and NBA Center Al Jefferson.
  • Class of 2014 Inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    Class of 2014 Inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-07-26 08:24:15 GMT
    JACKSON - Mississippi legend Archie Manning stated that the class of 2014, "Is a strong, strong hall of fame class," as he referred to the six individuals who were enshrined into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Friday. Hard to question him, as the list was made up of former Saints running back Deuce McAllister, the late Steve "Air" McNair, Olympic gold medalist Ruthie Bolton, Ole Miss RB Doug Cunningham, Track star Calvin Smith, and former MSU basketball coach Richard Williams.
    JACKSON - Mississippi legend Archie Manning stated that the class of 2014, "Is a strong, strong hall of fame class," as he referred to the six individuals who were enshrined into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Friday. Hard to question him, as the list was made up of former Saints running back Deuce McAllister, the late Steve "Air" McNair, Olympic gold medalist Ruthie Bolton, Ole Miss RB Doug Cunningham, Track star Calvin Smith, and former MSU basketball coach Richard Williams.
  • Class of 2014 Inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    Class of 2014 Inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    JACKSON - Mississippi legend Archie Manning stated that the class of 2014, "Is a strong, strong hall of fame class," as he referred to the six individuals who were enshrined into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Friday.  Hard to question him, as the list was made up of former Saints running back Deuce McAllister, the late Steve "Air" McNair, Olympic gold medalist Ruthie Bolton, Ole Miss RB Doug Cunningham, Track star Calvin Smith, and former MSU basketball coach Richard Williams.
    JACKSON - Mississippi legend Archie Manning stated that the class of 2014, "Is a strong, strong hall of fame class," as he referred to the six individuals who were enshrined into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Friday.  Hard to question him, as the list was made up of former Saints running back Deuce McAllister, the late Steve "Air" McNair, Olympic gold medalist Ruthie Bolton, Ole Miss RB Doug Cunningham, Track star Calvin Smith, and former MSU basketball coach Richard Williams.
  • Reuniting the Rivalry: Lanier, Jim Hill, and Brinkley H.S. Basketball Players 50 Years Later

    Reuniting the Rivalry: Lanier, Jim Hill, and Brinkley H.S. Basketball Players 50 Years Later

     

  • Busy Summer for Callaway's Malik Newman

    Busy Summer for Callaway's Malik Newman

    JACKSON - How hectic is this summer for Callaway star Malik Newman?  With college recruiters knocking on his door, AAU basketball trips, select camps all over the country, plus another opportunity to play for the United States Under-17 squad, one of the top players of the class of 2015 will be literally living out of a suitcase for the next month-and-a-half.
    JACKSON - How hectic is this summer for Callaway star Malik Newman?  With college recruiters knocking on his door, AAU basketball trips, select camps all over the country, plus another opportunity to play for the United States Under-17 squad, one of the top players of the class of 2015 will be literally living out of a suitcase for the next month-and-a-half.
  • Tougaloo Introduces Billups

     

  • Tougaloo Introduces Billups

    Tougaloo Introduces Billups

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:55:06 GMT
    JACKSON - After just a year away from Jackson, former Lanier boys basketball coach Thomas Billups is back.
    JACKSON - After just a year away from Jackson, former Lanier boys basketball coach Thomas Billups is back.
  • Utah Jazz Select Meridian's Rodney Hood with 23rd Overall Pick

    Utah Jazz Select Meridian's Rodney Hood with 23rd Overall Pick

    Friday, June 27 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-06-27 04:18:52 GMT
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz selected Duke forward Rodney Hood with the No. 23 pick of the NBA draft Thursday night.
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz selected Duke forward Rodney Hood with the No. 23 pick of the NBA draft Thursday night.
  • Southwest Mississippi CC Introduces New Men's Basketball Coach

    Southwest Mississippi CC Introduces New Men's Basketball Coach

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-06-25 00:26:34 GMT
    SUMMIT - Southwest Mississippi Community College introduced Thomas Gray as its newest head coach Tuesday afternoon.
    SUMMIT - Southwest Mississippi Community College introduced Thomas Gray as its newest head coach Tuesday afternoon.
  • The Sports Zone: Don Hinton Interview

    The Sports Zone: Don Hinton Interview

    Monday, June 9 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-06-10 01:10:38 GMT
    WJTV - MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss a variety of topics, including football state championship sites and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game.
    WJTV - MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss a variety of topics, including football state championship sites and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game.
  • Forest Hill's Ray Leaving for West Harrison

    Forest Hill's Ray Leaving for West Harrison

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-06-09 04:58:18 GMT
    WJTV - Forest Hill boys basketball coach Milton Ray is leaving the school for the same job at West Harrison in Gulfport.
    WJTV - Forest Hill boys basketball coach Milton Ray is leaving the school for the same job at West Harrison in Gulfport.
  • Mississippi State Schedules Home-and-Home with Arizona

    Mississippi State Schedules Home-and-Home with Arizona

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:39:53 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State and Arizona have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the two programs announced Thursday.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State and Arizona have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the two programs announced Thursday.
  • Canton's Fleming Signs with Northwestern State

    Canton's Fleming Signs with Northwestern State

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-05-14 03:48:45 GMT
    CANTON - Canton forward Andreal Fleming signed her National Letter of Intent with Northwestern State Tuesday afternoon.
    CANTON - Canton forward Andreal Fleming signed her National Letter of Intent with Northwestern State Tuesday afternoon.
  • Recruiting Big Fish

    Recruiting Big Fish

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-05-07 04:06:49 GMT
    VICKSBURG - Tuesday afternoon the Road Dawgs Tour made its way to Vicksburg and brought with it Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and basketball coach Rick Ray.
    VICKSBURG - Tuesday afternoon the Road Dawgs Tour made its way to Vicksburg and brought with it Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and basketball coach Rick Ray.
  • The Sports Zone: Rahim Lockhart Interview

    The Sports Zone: Rahim Lockhart Interview

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-05-05 04:39:01 GMT
    WJTV - New Jones County Junior College basketball coach Rahim Lockhart joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss his new job.
    WJTV - New Jones County Junior College basketball coach Rahim Lockhart joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss his new job.
  • Madison Central's Lockhart Becomes JCJC Men's Basketball Coach

    Madison Central's Lockhart Becomes JCJC Men's Basketball Coach

    Saturday, May 3 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-05-03 04:20:28 GMT
    WJTV - Jones County Junior College has hired Rahim Lockhart as its new men's basketball coach.
    WJTV - Jones County Junior College has hired Rahim Lockhart as its new men's basketball coach.
  • USM Introduces Sadler as New Men's Basketball Coach

    USM Introduces Sadler as New Men's Basketball Coach

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-05-02 03:55:02 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men's basketball coach in school history.Sadler's resume reads like a who's who of college basketball as he has coached in the Big 12, Big 10, PAC 12, and Conference USA while working under some of the greatest basketball minds in the game including Bill Frieder, Billy Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, Bill Self and Fred Hoiberg. Doc Sadler is known nationally for his r...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men's basketball coach in school history.Sadler's resume reads like a who's who of college basketball as he has coached in the Big 12, Big 10, PAC 12, and Conference USA while working under some of the greatest basketball minds in the game including Bill Frieder, Billy Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, Bill Self and Fred Hoiberg. Doc Sadler is known nationally for his r...
  • USM Hires Sadler as New Men's Basketball Coach

    USM Hires Sadler as New Men's Basketball Coach

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-05-01 03:56:04 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men's basketball coach in school history.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men's basketball coach in school history.
  • Tennessee Introduces Donnie Tyndall

    Tennessee Introduces Donnie Tyndall

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:49:29 GMT
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics Dave Hart announced today the hiring of Donnie Tyndall as the Volunteers' 19th men's basketball coach.
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics Dave Hart announced today the hiring of Donnie Tyndall as the Volunteers' 19th men's basketball coach.
  • Reports: USM's Tyndall Headed to Tennessee

    Reports: USM's Tyndall Headed to Tennessee

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:44:43 GMT
    WJTV - Reports late Monday night by CBS Sports' Gary Parrish and ESPN's Jeff Goodman indicate that Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will take the same job at Tennessee.
    WJTV - Reports late Monday night by CBS Sports' Gary Parrish and ESPN's Jeff Goodman indicate that Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will take the same job at Tennessee.
  • Faulkner Glad to be a Pro

    Faulkner Glad to be a Pro

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:56:25 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss' point guard Jamierra Faulkner was selected as the 34th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss' point guard Jamierra Faulkner was selected as the 34th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
  • USM's Faulkner Selected in WNBA Draft

    USM's Faulkner Selected in WNBA Draft

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:00:07 GMT
    WJTV - Former Southern Miss point guard Jamierra Faulkner is going to the WNBA.
    WJTV - Former Southern Miss point guard Jamierra Faulkner is going to the WNBA.
  • UConn Downs Kentucky for National Championship

    UConn Downs Kentucky for National Championship

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-04-08 04:32:54 GMT
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut's upperclassmen were too much for the kids of Kentucky. Poised and experienced, UConn won its second national championship in four years, outlasting Kentucky and its stable of freshmen Monday night.
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut's upperclassmen were too much for the kids of Kentucky. Poised and experienced, UConn won its second national championship in four years, outlasting Kentucky and its stable of freshmen Monday night.
  • Newman, North Squad Win All-Star Game

    Newman, North Squad Win All-Star Game

    Saturday, March 29 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-03-29 19:57:23 GMT
    JACKSON - Callaway guard Malik Newman set a 53-year-old scoring record in the MAC All-Star Game with 37 points as his North team beat the South 114-110 Saturday night on the campus of Jackson State University.Newman's teammate, Madison Central's LeRoy Buchanan, had 15 points, whille Quindarry Weatherspoon from Velma Jackson scored 13 for the South. Provine's Jerekius Davis and D'Angelo West scored 15 points and 5 points respectivally for the South as well. In the girls game, the North won eas...
    JACKSON - Callaway guard Malik Newman set a 53-year-old scoring record in the MAC All-Star Game with 37 points as his North team beat the South 114-110 Saturday night on the campus of Jackson State University.Newman's teammate, Madison Central's LeRoy Buchanan, had 15 points, whille Quindarry Weatherspoon from Velma Jackson scored 13 for the South. Provine's Jerekius Davis and D'Angelo West scored 15 points and 5 points respectivally for the South as well. In the girls game, the North won eas...
  • MSU Women Advance to NIT Elite Eight

    MSU Women Advance to NIT Elite Eight

    Friday, March 28 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-03-28 04:13:23 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State was determined to extend its women’s basketball season a tad bit longer.Rallying from a 14-point deficit early in the second half, the Bulldogs stormed past Auburn 59-54 into the quarterfinals of the WNIT.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State was determined to extend its women’s basketball season a tad bit longer.Rallying from a 14-point deficit early in the second half, the Bulldogs stormed past Auburn 59-54 into the quarterfinals of the WNIT.
  • JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol

    JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-03-27 04:20:44 GMT
    JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson.
    JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson.
  • Minnesota Eliminates USM from NIT

    Minnesota Eliminates USM from NIT

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-03-26 04:08:17 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.
  • Marshall Memories

    Marshall Memories

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:52:19 GMT
    WJTV - Marshall Henderson's last game as an Ole Miss Rebel was Friday night in the SEC Tournament, a game the Rebels lost to Georgia 75-73. Before the game, News Channel 12's TJ Werre caught up with fans to find out their favorite memories of the highly popular and controversial shooting guard.
    WJTV - Marshall Henderson's last game as an Ole Miss Rebel was Friday night in the SEC Tournament, a game the Rebels lost to Georgia 75-73. Before the game, News Channel 12's TJ Werre caught up with fans to find out their favorite memories of the highly popular and controversial shooting guard.
  • USM Left Out of Big Dance

    USM Left Out of Big Dance

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:46:10 GMT
    WJTV - Southern Miss is going to the NIT for the second straight season after being left out as an at-large team in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles were defeated in the seminal round of the Conference USA Tournament Friday night by Louisiana Tech. La. Tech went on to lose to Tulsa in the Championship game. Tulsa was the only team from C-USA to make the Big Dance.Up next for USM is the NIT. The Golden Eagles are a three-seed in their region and will host 6-seed Toledo in the first round...
    WJTV - Southern Miss is going to the NIT for the second straight season after being left out as an at-large team in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles were defeated in the seminal round of the Conference USA Tournament Friday night by Louisiana Tech. La. Tech went on to lose to Tulsa in the Championship game. Tulsa was the only team from C-USA to make the Big Dance.Up next for USM is the NIT. The Golden Eagles are a three-seed in their region and will host 6-seed Toledo in the first round...
  • SEC Tournament: MSU's Season a Tale of Two Halves

    SEC Tournament: MSU's Season a Tale of Two Halves

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-03-12 05:18:54 GMT
    ATLANTA - After a 10-3 record through the non-conference part of their schedule, the Mississippi State basketball team hit a wall in conference play, finishing with 13 straight losses.
    ATLANTA - After a 10-3 record through the non-conference part of their schedule, the Mississippi State basketball team hit a wall in conference play, finishing with 13 straight losses.
  • Callaway, Vicksburg to Meet in 5A Championship Game

    Callaway, Vicksburg to Meet in 5A Championship Game

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-03-11 04:04:43 GMT
    JACKSON - Vicksburg beat Pascagoula 82-67 and Callaway beat Laurel 79-75 in overtime in the other 5A semifinal game. The championship is Friday at 8 PM.
    JACKSON - Vicksburg beat Pascagoula 82-67 and Callaway beat Laurel 79-75 in overtime in the other 5A semifinal game. The championship is Friday at 8 PM.
  • Natchez Defeates Canton for Spot in 5A Title Game

    Natchez Defeates Canton for Spot in 5A Title Game

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:59:43 GMT
    JACKSON - Natchez defeated defending 5A champion Canton 64-60 in triple overtime Monday in the semifinal round of the MHSAA State Tournament.
    JACKSON - Natchez defeated defending 5A champion Canton 64-60 in triple overtime Monday in the semifinal round of the MHSAA State Tournament.
  • Jones County Clinches National Tournament Berth

    Jones County Clinches National Tournament Berth

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-03-10 15:06:43 GMT
    WJTV - Jones County JC defeated Pearl River Saturday night 80-67 to clinch a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament Saturday night in Clinton.Jones County will now go to Hutchinson, Kansas for a chance at a national championship. The brackets for the tournament will be released Monday. The first games of the tournament begin March 17th.Click the video above for highlights from Saturday's game. Don't forget to watch The Sports Zone every Sunday at 10:20 on WJTV News Channel 12.
    WJTV - Jones County JC defeated Pearl River Saturday night 80-67 to clinch a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament Saturday night in Clinton.Jones County will now go to Hutchinson, Kansas for a chance at a national championship. The brackets for the tournament will be released Monday. The first games of the tournament begin March 17th.Click the video above for highlights from Saturday's game. Don't forget to watch The Sports Zone every Sunday at 10:20 on WJTV News Channel 12.
  • Summers Wins Howell, Faulkner Wins Gillom

    Summers Wins Howell, Faulkner Wins Gillom

    Monday, March 3 2014 10:46 PM EST2014-03-04 03:46:54 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – Junior Jarvis Summers has been named the 2014 Cspire Howell Trophy winner and Southern Miss senior Jamierra Faulkner won the Gillom Trophy.
    JACKSON, Miss. – Junior Jarvis Summers has been named the 2014 Cspire Howell Trophy winner and Southern Miss senior Jamierra Faulkner won the Gillom Trophy.
  • MRA Wins 7th MAIS Overall Championship in 10 Years

    MRA Wins 7th MAIS Overall Championship in 10 Years

    Saturday, March 1 2014 10:07 PM EST2014-03-02 03:07:34 GMT
    CLINTON - Madison-Ridgeland Academy led throughout the second half, beating Jackson Prep 57-47 in the MAIS Overall Championship game.
    CLINTON - Madison-Ridgeland Academy led throughout the second half, beating Jackson Prep 57-47 in the MAIS Overall Championship game.
  • PCS Wins MAIS Girls Overall Championship

    PCS Wins MAIS Girls Overall Championship

    Saturday, March 1 2014 10:00 PM EST2014-03-02 03:00:16 GMT
    CLINTON - Despite trailingby four points after three quarters, MRA couldn't overcome Presbyterian Christian in the MAIS Overall Girls Championship game, falling 44-34.
    CLINTON - Despite trailingby four points after three quarters, MRA couldn't overcome Presbyterian Christian in the MAIS Overall Girls Championship game, falling 44-34.
  • MAIS Overall Tournament: MRA, PCS Girls & MRA, Prep Boys Advance to Championship

    MAIS Overall Tournament: MRA, PCS Girls & MRA, Prep Boys Advance to Championship

    Saturday, March 1 2014 12:24 AM EST2014-03-01 05:24:02 GMT
    CLINTON - The MRA girls defeated perennial power Leake Academy 60-47 and Presbyterian Christian beat Jackson Academy 40-33 to earn a spot in Saturday's MAIS Overall Tournament Championship at 1 PM.On the boys side, MRA beat Trinity Episcopal 60-50 and Jackson Prep beat Jackson Academy 49-47. Prep beat JA for the first time in six tries to earn a spot in Saturday's title game. MRA and Prep will meet at 3 PM on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.Click the video above to watch Friday's...
    CLINTON - The MRA girls defeated perennial power Leake Academy 60-47 and Presbyterian Christian beat Jackson Academy 40-33 to earn a spot in Saturday's MAIS Overall Tournament Championship at 1 PM.On the boys side, MRA beat Trinity Episcopal 60-50 and Jackson Prep beat Jackson Academy 49-47. Prep beat JA for the first time in six tries to earn a spot in Saturday's title game. MRA and Prep will meet at 3 PM on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.Click the video above to watch Friday's...
  • High School Hoops: Velma Jackson, Callaway and Madison Central Advance to State

    High School Hoops: Velma Jackson, Callaway and Madison Central Advance to State

    Saturday, March 1 2014 12:09 AM EST2014-03-01 05:09:35 GMT
    WJTV - In 3A North, Velma Jackson beats Forest 47-28, Callaway beats West Point 84-70 in 5A and Madison Central beats Horn Lake 62-56 in 6A.
    WJTV - In 3A North, Velma Jackson beats Forest 47-28, Callaway beats West Point 84-70 in 5A and Madison Central beats Horn Lake 62-56 in 6A.
  • MHSAA Girls Basketball: NW Rankin and Brandon Advance

    MHSAA Girls Basketball: NW Rankin and Brandon Advance

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:29 AM EST2014-02-25 16:29:45 GMT
    WJTV - 2011 6A champions NW Rankin defeat Murrah at home in the 6A North playoffs while Brandon beat the two-time defending champs in 6A, Forest Hill, in the 6A South playoffs.
    WJTV - 2011 6A champions NW Rankin defeat Murrah at home in the 6A North playoffs while Brandon beat the two-time defending champs in 6A, Forest Hill, in the 6A South playoffs.
  • Murrah, Madison Central and MRA Win Playoff Games

    Murrah, Madison Central and MRA Win Playoff Games

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 12:05 AM EST2014-02-19 05:05:51 GMT
    WJTV - The first round of the MHSAA District playoffs finished up Tuesday all over the state.
    WJTV - The first round of the MHSAA District playoffs finished up Tuesday all over the state.
  • Kentucky Dominates Ole Miss

    Kentucky Dominates Ole Miss

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 11:52 PM EST2014-02-19 04:52:58 GMT
    OXFORD - Kentucky jumps out to a big first half lead and never looks back, beating Ole Miss 84-70.
    OXFORD - Kentucky jumps out to a big first half lead and never looks back, beating Ole Miss 84-70.
  • The Sports Zone: David Sanders Interview

    The Sports Zone: David Sanders Interview

    Monday, February 17 2014 2:09 AM EST2014-02-17 07:09:20 GMT
    WJTV - Callaway boys basketball coach David Sanders joins TJ Werre to discuss his first season with the Chargers, coaching star junior Malik Newman as well as the upcoming playoffs and other topics.
    WJTV - Callaway boys basketball coach David Sanders joins TJ Werre to discuss his first season with the Chargers, coaching star junior Malik Newman as well as the upcoming playoffs and other topics.
  • Georgia Hands Ole Miss 2nd Straight Defeat

    Georgia Hands Ole Miss 2nd Straight Defeat

    Saturday, February 15 2014 11:42 PM EST2014-02-16 04:42:05 GMT
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 21 points and Charles Mann hit the go-ahead free throw with 1.5 seconds remaining, lifting Georgia past Mississippi 61-60 on Saturday in a battle for third place in the Southeastern Conference.
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 21 points and Charles Mann hit the go-ahead free throw with 1.5 seconds remaining, lifting Georgia past Mississippi 61-60 on Saturday in a battle for third place in the Southeastern Conference.
  • Prairie View Beats Jackson State

    Prairie View Beats Jackson State

    Saturday, February 15 2014 11:40 PM EST2014-02-16 04:40:00 GMT
    PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - John Brisco scored 20 points as Prairie View AM rallied in the second half to edge Jackson State 53-50 on Saturday.
    PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - John Brisco scored 20 points as Prairie View AM rallied in the second half to edge Jackson State 53-50 on Saturday.
  • Auburn Keeps MSU Winless on the Road

    Auburn Keeps MSU Winless on the Road

    Saturday, February 15 2014 11:37 PM EST2014-02-16 04:37:49 GMT
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Chris Denson scored 30 points and KT Harrell added 26 to lead Auburn to a 92-82 victory over slumping Mississippi State on Saturday.
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Chris Denson scored 30 points and KT Harrell added 26 to lead Auburn to a 92-82 victory over slumping Mississippi State on Saturday.
  • MTSU Hands USM Second Straight Loss

    MTSU Hands USM Second Straight Loss

    Saturday, February 15 2014 11:35 PM EST2014-02-16 04:35:48 GMT
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings.
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings.
  • High School Hoops: East Rankin Aca. 62, Starkville Academy 42

    High School Hoops: East Rankin Aca. 62, Starkville Academy 42

    PELAHATCHIE - Peyton Cross leads East Rankin with 14 points as the Patriots beat Starkville Academy 62-42
    PELAHATCHIE - Peyton Cross leads East Rankin with 14 points as the Patriots beat Starkville Academy 62-42
  • High School Hoops: East Rankin Aca. 62, Starkville Academy 42

    High School Hoops: East Rankin Aca. 62, Starkville Academy 42

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-02-13 04:50:36 GMT
    PELAHATCHIE - Peyton Cross leads the Patriots with 14 points as East Rankin beats Starkville Academy 62-42. East Rankin will face Hillcrest in the next round Friday night.
    PELAHATCHIE - Peyton Cross leads the Patriots with 14 points as East Rankin beats Starkville Academy 62-42. East Rankin will face Hillcrest in the next round Friday night.
  • High School Hoops: Callaway Beats Provine 76-73

    High School Hoops: Callaway Beats Provine 76-73

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 12:06 AM EST2014-02-12 05:06:03 GMT
    WJTV - In a rematch of the 5A Championship from a year ago, Callaway beats Provine again 76-73 at Forest Hill High School. Click the video above for highlights.
    WJTV - In a rematch of the 5A Championship from a year ago, Callaway beats Provine again 76-73 at Forest Hill High School. Click the video above for highlights.
  • Callaway Beats Provine 76-73

    Callaway Beats Provine 76-73

    WJTV - In a rematch of the 5A Championship from a year ago, Callaway beats Provine again 76-73 at Forest Hill High School.
    WJTV - In a rematch of the 5A Championship from a year ago, Callaway beats Provine again 76-73 at Forest Hill High School.
  • Ole Miss Gets Big Win Over Missouri

    Ole Miss Gets Big Win Over Missouri

    Saturday, February 8 2014 10:05 PM EST2014-02-09 03:05:54 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 29 points and Mississippi survived a 3-point attempt at the buzzer Saturday to defeat Missouri 91-88.Henderson hit 8 of 15 from 3-point range and added five assists for Ole Miss (16-7, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who remained in sole possession of third place. Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White had 16 points apiece, and Anthony Perez 11.Missouri (16-7, 4-6) trailed 91-83 with 19 seconds left and had an opportunity to force overtime, but a 28-foo...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 29 points and Mississippi survived a 3-point attempt at the buzzer Saturday to defeat Missouri 91-88.Henderson hit 8 of 15 from 3-point range and added five assists for Ole Miss (16-7, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who remained in sole possession of third place. Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White had 16 points apiece, and Anthony Perez 11.Missouri (16-7, 4-6) trailed 91-83 with 19 seconds left and had an opportunity to force overtime, but a 28-foo...
  • Kentucky Escapes Starkville with a Win

    Kentucky Escapes Starkville with a Win

    Saturday, February 8 2014 10:04 PM EST2014-02-09 03:04:24 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Julius Randle scored 16 points, James Young added 11 and No. 18 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 69-59 on Saturday.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Julius Randle scored 16 points, James Young added 11 and No. 18 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 69-59 on Saturday.
  • #3 Florida Too Much for MSU

    #3 Florida Too Much for MSU

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State battled No. 3 Florida on even terms for a majority of Thursday night’s SEC battle before falling 62-51.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State battled No. 3 Florida on even terms for a majority of Thursday night’s SEC battle before falling 62-51.
  • #3 Florida Too Much for MSU

    #3 Florida Too Much for MSU

    Friday, January 31 2014 2:56 AM EST2014-01-31 07:56:36 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State battled No. 3 Florida on even terms for a majority of Thursday night’s SEC battle.The Gators found a second gear late though to pull away to a 62-51 win against the Bulldogs.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State battled No. 3 Florida on even terms for a majority of Thursday night’s SEC battle.The Gators found a second gear late though to pull away to a 62-51 win against the Bulldogs.
  • MSU's Ray Apologizes

    MSU's Ray Apologizes

    Monday, January 27 2014 11:41 PM EST2014-01-28 04:41:36 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State coach Rick Ray has issued an apology after television replays showed him directing comments at Mississippi's Marshall Henderson in the final seconds of Saturday's game.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State coach Rick Ray has issued an apology after television replays showed him directing comments at Mississippi's Marshall Henderson in the final seconds of Saturday's game.
  • Vivians Sets State Scoring Record

    Vivians Sets State Scoring Record

    SCOTT COUNTY - Scott Central senior forward Victoria Vivians set the Mississippi High School girls basketball career scoring record Friday night at home against Union.
    SCOTT COUNTY - Scott Central senior forward Victoria Vivians set the Mississippi High School girls basketball career scoring record Friday night at home against Union.
  • Vivians Sets State Scoring Record

    Vivians Sets State Scoring Record

    Saturday, January 25 2014 12:07 AM EST2014-01-25 05:07:37 GMT
    SCOTT COUNTY - Scott Central senior forward Victoria Vivians set the Mississippi High School girls basketball career scoring record Friday night at home against Union.
    SCOTT COUNTY - Scott Central senior forward Victoria Vivians set the Mississippi High School girls basketball career scoring record Friday night at home against Union.
  • The Road Less Traveled

    The Road Less Traveled

    WJTV - MRA alum Caleb Miskelly and Hillcrest alum Emmanuel Ezejiofo both took long roads to end up at Mississippi College.
    WJTV - MRA alum Caleb Miskelly and Hillcrest alum Emmanuel Ezejiofo both took long roads to end up at Mississippi College.
  • The Road Less Traveled

    The Road Less Traveled

    Friday, January 24 2014 12:01 AM EST2014-01-24 05:01:45 GMT
    WJTV - MRA alum Caleb Miskelly and Hillcrest alum Emmanuel Ezejiofo both took long roads to end up at Mississippi College.
    WJTV - MRA alum Caleb Miskelly and Hillcrest alum Emmanuel Ezejiofo both took long roads to end up at Mississippi College.
  • Mississippi State Beats Auburn

    Mississippi State Beats Auburn

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-01-23 04:50:53 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Roquez Johnson scored 18 points, Colin Borchert added 17 and Mississippi State beat Auburn 82-74 on Wednesday night.Mississippi State (13-5, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) led by 10 points midway through the second half before Auburn rallied and Chris Denson's layup cut it to 59-58 with 4:35 remaining.But little-used Mississippi State reserve Tyson Cunningham scored the next five points - and then took a charge on the other end - to help the Bulldogs hold on for the vic...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Roquez Johnson scored 18 points, Colin Borchert added 17 and Mississippi State beat Auburn 82-74 on Wednesday night.Mississippi State (13-5, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) led by 10 points midway through the second half before Auburn rallied and Chris Denson's layup cut it to 59-58 with 4:35 remaining.But little-used Mississippi State reserve Tyson Cunningham scored the next five points - and then took a charge on the other end - to help the Bulldogs hold on for the vic...
  • Henderson Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in Rebels' Win Over Vanderbilt

    Henderson Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in Rebels' Win Over Vanderbilt

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:49 PM EST2014-01-23 04:49:19 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarvis Summers scored 16 points in leading the Mississippi Rebels who nearly blew a 13-point lead in the second half before beating Vanderbilt 63-52 Wednesday night.The Rebels (13-5, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) now have won three straight overall and leave Memorial Gym with back-to-back wins in a place where they had won in only six of their first 55 visits.Vanderbilt (9-8, 1-4) just couldn't overcome the Rebels' 44-40 edge on the boards for a 15-8 edge in second-chan...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarvis Summers scored 16 points in leading the Mississippi Rebels who nearly blew a 13-point lead in the second half before beating Vanderbilt 63-52 Wednesday night.The Rebels (13-5, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) now have won three straight overall and leave Memorial Gym with back-to-back wins in a place where they had won in only six of their first 55 visits.Vanderbilt (9-8, 1-4) just couldn't overcome the Rebels' 44-40 edge on the boards for a 15-8 edge in second-chan...
  • USM Beats Rice in Conference Home Opener

    USM Beats Rice in Conference Home Opener

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Five Golden Eagles scored double-figures as Southern Miss defeated Rice, 84-62, Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Five Golden Eagles scored double-figures as Southern Miss defeated Rice, 84-62, Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum.
  • USM Beats Rice in Conference Home Opener

    USM Beats Rice in Conference Home Opener

    Thursday, January 16 2014 11:58 PM EST2014-01-17 04:58:41 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Five Golden Eagles scored double-figures as Southern Miss defeated Rice, 84-62, Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum.Michael Craig led all scorers with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Aaron Brown had 15 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds. Neil Watson had 12 points and six assists and Daveon Boardingham had 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high five assists. Chip Armelin added 10 points.“I thought we wore them down late in the game,” said...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Five Golden Eagles scored double-figures as Southern Miss defeated Rice, 84-62, Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum.Michael Craig led all scorers with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Aaron Brown had 15 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds. Neil Watson had 12 points and six assists and Daveon Boardingham had 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high five assists. Chip Armelin added 10 points.“I thought we wore them down late in the game,” said...
  • Henderson, Summers, Saiz Lead Ole Miss Over LSU

    Henderson, Summers, Saiz Lead Ole Miss Over LSU

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:47 PM EST2014-01-16 04:47:37 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 25 points in his return from a two-game suspension, Jarvis Summers added 20 and Mississippi rallied past LSU for an 88-74 overtime victory on Wednesday night.Henderson started slowly, but scored 19 points after halftime.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 25 points in his return from a two-game suspension, Jarvis Summers added 20 and Mississippi rallied past LSU for an 88-74 overtime victory on Wednesday night.Henderson started slowly, but scored 19 points after halftime.
  • Releford Leads Alabama Over Mississippi State

    Releford Leads Alabama Over Mississippi State

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:45 PM EST2014-01-16 04:45:37 GMT
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trevor Releford scored 28 points and Alabama coasted to an 80-61 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.Releford was 10-of-13 shooting with six 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide (8-8, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which has won a league-high 14 consecutive SEC home games.Shannon Hale added 12 points for Alabama, Retin Obasohan had 11 and Rodney Cooper 10.Releford was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and is averaging 22 points over the last five games.Gavin Ware's 18 poin...
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trevor Releford scored 28 points and Alabama coasted to an 80-61 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.Releford was 10-of-13 shooting with six 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide (8-8, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which has won a league-high 14 consecutive SEC home games.Shannon Hale added 12 points for Alabama, Retin Obasohan had 11 and Rodney Cooper 10.Releford was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and is averaging 22 points over the last five games.Gavin Ware's 18 poin...
  • High School Hoops: Callaway 73, Pearl 46

    High School Hoops: Callaway 73, Pearl 46

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 1:30 AM EST2014-01-15 06:30:28 GMT
    PEARL - Malik Newman led Callaway with 21 points as the Chargers took down Pearl on the road 73-46.Chargers sophomore Mario Kegler added 13 in the first game played by football star Rod Taylor. Taylor and the Chargers flexed their muscles in the early-going as the Pirates stayed out of striking distance most of the night.
    PEARL - Malik Newman led Callaway with 21 points as the Chargers took down Pearl on the road 73-46.Chargers sophomore Mario Kegler added 13 in the first game played by football star Rod Taylor. Taylor and the Chargers flexed their muscles in the early-going as the Pirates stayed out of striking distance most of the night.
  • High School Hoops: Madison Central 60, Jim Hill 53

    High School Hoops: Madison Central 60, Jim Hill 53

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 1:24 AM EST2014-01-15 06:24:32 GMT
    JACKSON - Madison Central's Xavian Stapleton's wicked dunk in the second quarter helps spark a rally that Jim Hill would never overcome, as the Jaguars went on to beat the Tigers 60-53.
    JACKSON - Madison Central's Xavian Stapleton's wicked dunk in the second quarter helps spark a rally that Jim Hill would never overcome, as the Jaguars went on to beat the Tigers 60-53.
  • Nobles Hits Game-Winner for JSU

    Nobles Hits Game-Winner for JSU

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:47 AM EST2014-01-08 05:47:42 GMT
    WJTV - Jackson State senior guard Julysses Nobles hit a game-winning three-pointer against Alabama State Monday. Click the video above to hear from head coach Wayne Brent on the importance of this first SWAC victory.
    WJTV - Jackson State senior guard Julysses Nobles hit a game-winning three-pointer against Alabama State Monday. Click the video above to hear from head coach Wayne Brent on the importance of this first SWAC victory.
  • High School Hoops: Callaway 67, Vicksburg 60

    High School Hoops: Callaway 67, Vicksburg 60

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:30 AM EST2014-01-08 05:30:58 GMT
    VICKSBURG - Despite trailing most of the game and facing a 10-point deficit with 6:42 left in the contest, Callaway went on to win 67-60. Chargers star Malik Newman led all scorers with 30 points and played a key role down the stretch.
    VICKSBURG - Despite trailing most of the game and facing a 10-point deficit with 6:42 left in the contest, Callaway went on to win 67-60. Chargers star Malik Newman led all scorers with 30 points and played a key role down the stretch.
  • High School Hoops: Brandon 53, Pearl 40

    High School Hoops: Brandon 53, Pearl 40

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:26 AM EST2014-01-08 05:26:54 GMT
    PEARL - Brandon wins this Rankin County battle Tuesday night at Pearl. The Bulldogs led after each of the first three quarters. Click the video above for the highlights.
    PEARL - Brandon wins this Rankin County battle Tuesday night at Pearl. The Bulldogs led after each of the first three quarters. Click the video above for the highlights.
  • 'Crazy' Potential

    'Crazy' Potential

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:19 AM EST2014-01-08 05:19:55 GMT
    JACKSON - 13-year-old Michael Barber is 6'6 and is still growing. He has a well-developed jumper and is one of the most talented kids in the state at his age. Click the video above to hear more about this Veritas School star.
    JACKSON - 13-year-old Michael Barber is 6'6 and is still growing. He has a well-developed jumper and is one of the most talented kids in the state at his age. Click the video above to hear more about this Veritas School star.
  • JSU Women Win SWAC Opener, Men Lose to Alabama A&M

    JSU Women Win SWAC Opener, Men Lose to Alabama A&M

    Sunday, January 5 2014 12:19 AM EST2014-01-05 05:19:32 GMT
    JACKSON - The Jackson State women beat Alabama AM 77-70 in the SWAC opener for both schools. Ayanna Lynn led the Tigers with 15 points.The men, however, were not as fortunate against their male counterparts. The Tigers lost senior guard Juylesses Nobles in the first half to a head injury and missed his presencethe rest of the game. The game was tied at 52 late in the second half but Alabama AM pulled away and won 68-61.
    JACKSON - The Jackson State women beat Alabama AM 77-70 in the SWAC opener for both schools. Ayanna Lynn led the Tigers with 15 points.The men, however, were not as fortunate against their male counterparts. The Tigers lost senior guard Juylesses Nobles in the first half to a head injury and missed his presencethe rest of the game. The game was tied at 52 late in the second half but Alabama AM pulled away and won 68-61.
  • Late Three Sinks Rebels

    Late Three Sinks Rebels

    Sunday, January 5 2014 12:12 AM EST2014-01-05 05:12:40 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Devin Oliver banked a 3-point shot from 25 feet with 0.3 left in overtime, capping a 26-point performance Saturday, to lift Dayton to an 83-80 overtime win over Mississippi.Oliver, 11 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, took the decisive shot at the top of the key, far behind the 3-point line. Oliver, who added seven rebounds and two assists, scored the final seven points of regulation play for the Flyers to force overtime at 73-73.Dayton (12-3)...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Devin Oliver banked a 3-point shot from 25 feet with 0.3 left in overtime, capping a 26-point performance Saturday, to lift Dayton to an 83-80 overtime win over Mississippi.Oliver, 11 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, took the decisive shot at the top of the key, far behind the 3-point line. Oliver, who added seven rebounds and two assists, scored the final seven points of regulation play for the Flyers to force overtime at 73-73.Dayton (12-3)...
  • High School Hoops: Provine 69, Terry 64

    High School Hoops: Provine 69, Terry 64

    Friday, January 3 2014 11:53 PM EST2014-01-04 04:53:17 GMT
    TERRY - Jackson State signee Teddy Scott led Provine with 17 points, Jerekius Davis had 12 and D'Angelo West added 10 in Provine's road victory over Terry Friday night.The Bulldogs were led by game-high scorer Josh Washington. The senior had 22 points but missed a couple of dunks that proved costly down the stretch.
    TERRY - Jackson State signee Teddy Scott led Provine with 17 points, Jerekius Davis had 12 and D'Angelo West added 10 in Provine's road victory over Terry Friday night.The Bulldogs were led by game-high scorer Josh Washington. The senior had 22 points but missed a couple of dunks that proved costly down the stretch.
  • Mississippi State Matches Win Total from Last Season

    Mississippi State Matches Win Total from Last Season

    Thursday, January 2 2014 11:54 PM EST2014-01-03 04:54:57 GMT
    STARKVILE, Miss. – Mississippi State closed out the non-conference portion of its men’s basketball schedule by posting a 77-63 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum.With the victory, MSU matched the overall win total from last season with 10 victories. The Bulldogs (10-3) will open Southeastern Conference play Wednesday at No. 15 Kentucky Wednesday night.“It shows how far we have come as a team and how much growth we have had,” MSU senior forward Colin Borchert s...
    STARKVILE, Miss. – Mississippi State closed out the non-conference portion of its men’s basketball schedule by posting a 77-63 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum.With the victory, MSU matched the overall win total from last season with 10 victories. The Bulldogs (10-3) will open Southeastern Conference play Wednesday at No. 15 Kentucky Wednesday night.“It shows how far we have come as a team and how much growth we have had,” MSU senior forward Colin Borchert s...
  • Prep Boys, Girls Sweep Games with Richland

    Prep Boys, Girls Sweep Games with Richland

    Thursday, January 2 2014 11:51 PM EST2014-01-03 04:51:47 GMT
    FLOWOOD - The Jackson Prep boys beat Richland 57-38 and the girls won 52-27.
    FLOWOOD - The Jackson Prep boys beat Richland 57-38 and the girls won 52-27.
  • Billups Returns to the Jackson Area

    Billups Returns to the Jackson Area

    Friday, December 27 2013 12:04 AM EST2013-12-27 05:04:55 GMT
    FLOWOOD - For over 20 years, Thomas Billups was the coach at Lanier before he was let go this past summer. Thursday he returned as the head coach of Oak Grove in the NW Rankin Holiday Tournament. Click the video above to hear from Billups about his first few weeks at Oak Grove.
    FLOWOOD - For over 20 years, Thomas Billups was the coach at Lanier before he was let go this past summer. Thursday he returned as the head coach of Oak Grove in the NW Rankin Holiday Tournament. Click the video above to hear from Billups about his first few weeks at Oak Grove.
  • Mercer's Late Three Finishes Ole Miss

    Mercer's Late Three Finishes Ole Miss

    Monday, December 23 2013 12:43 AM EST2013-12-23 05:43:33 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mercer point guard Langston Hall hit a three-point shot with 0.6 seconds remaining as the Bears erased a seven-point deficit in the final six minutes Sunday to defeat Mississippi 79-76.Mercer (8-4) placed four players in double figures, led by Ike Nwamu with 24 points, and survived a furious Ole Miss rally that wiped out a 16-point second-half lead. Hall scored 17 points, added six assists and four rebounds.Lawrence Brown and Jakob Gollon added 10 points apiece for Mercer...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mercer point guard Langston Hall hit a three-point shot with 0.6 seconds remaining as the Bears erased a seven-point deficit in the final six minutes Sunday to defeat Mississippi 79-76.Mercer (8-4) placed four players in double figures, led by Ike Nwamu with 24 points, and survived a furious Ole Miss rally that wiped out a 16-point second-half lead. Hall scored 17 points, added six assists and four rebounds.Lawrence Brown and Jakob Gollon added 10 points apiece for Mercer...
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor 74, Mississippi College 59

    Mary Hardin-Baylor 74, Mississippi College 59

    Sunday, December 22 2013 12:07 AM EST2013-12-22 05:07:55 GMT
    The Cru (4-4, 2-3 ASC) scored the first six points of the game and led the Choctaws (3-4, 1-3 ASC) 44-24 at halftime on the strength of their hot shooting, going 55% from the field and going 4-of-6 from the three-point line. With 8:10 remaining, MC cut the lead to 63-53 on a layup by Emmanuel Ezejiofo, but UMHB was able to run the clock out and clinch the victory.MC was led by senior Lakin Ford with 20 points and eight rebounds. Ezejiofo was also in double-figures with 12 points. Jared Case c...
    The Cru (4-4, 2-3 ASC) scored the first six points of the game and led the Choctaws (3-4, 1-3 ASC) 44-24 at halftime on the strength of their hot shooting, going 55% from the field and going 4-of-6 from the three-point line. With 8:10 remaining, MC cut the lead to 63-53 on a layup by Emmanuel Ezejiofo, but UMHB was able to run the clock out and clinch the victory.MC was led by senior Lakin Ford with 20 points and eight rebounds. Ezejiofo was also in double-figures with 12 points. Jared Case c...
  • High School Hoops: Velma Jackson 56, Raymond 53

    High School Hoops: Velma Jackson 56, Raymond 53

    Sunday, December 22 2013 12:01 AM EST2013-12-22 05:01:56 GMT
    RIDGELAND - Velma Jackson held on to a fourth quarter lead to beat Raymond 56-53 in the Ridgeland Titan Shootout.
    RIDGELAND - Velma Jackson held on to a fourth quarter lead to beat Raymond 56-53 in the Ridgeland Titan Shootout.
  • 10-Year-Old Phenom

    10-Year-Old Phenom

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 12:12 AM EST2013-12-18 05:12:11 GMT
    JACKSON - Mason Manning is considered to be one of the best 10-year-olds to ever come through the Jackson area.He's being trained by Omhar Carter. Carter has trained some of the best young players to come out of the city in recent memory. Click the story above to hear about one of his youngest pupils.
    JACKSON - Mason Manning is considered to be one of the best 10-year-olds to ever come through the Jackson area.He's being trained by Omhar Carter. Carter has trained some of the best young players to come out of the city in recent memory. Click the story above to hear about one of his youngest pupils.
  • Mississippi State Bests Florida A&M

    Mississippi State Bests Florida A&M

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 12:06 AM EST2013-12-18 05:06:08 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State has been looking for more first-half offense in men’s basketball this season.The Bulldogs got just that in a 78-65 victory over Florida AM Tuesday night in the Humphrey Coliseum.“I thought we had a lot of energy in the first half,” MSU head coach Rick Ray said. “Dre Applewhite really provided us the energy that we need to have. We also got to the free throw line. In the first half alone, we had 13 buckets and nine assists on those, so that is what we want...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State has been looking for more first-half offense in men’s basketball this season.The Bulldogs got just that in a 78-65 victory over Florida AM Tuesday night in the Humphrey Coliseum.“I thought we had a lot of energy in the first half,” MSU head coach Rick Ray said. “Dre Applewhite really provided us the energy that we need to have. We also got to the free throw line. In the first half alone, we had 13 buckets and nine assists on those, so that is what we want...
  • Northwestern Cruises by MVSU

    Northwestern Cruises by MVSU

    Monday, December 16 2013 11:44 PM EST2013-12-17 04:44:35 GMT
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Drew Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and Northwestern beat Mississippi Valley State 86-64 Monday night.Alex Olah and Tre Demps scored 18 and Sanjay Lumpkin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Northwestern (6-5), which was playing without guard JerShon Cobb. The Wildcats' second-leading scorer at 13.6 points per game, Cobb was in a walking boot and didn't play because of a sprained left ankle he suffered during practice Thursday. He is day-to-day.Crawford added 10 r...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Drew Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and Northwestern beat Mississippi Valley State 86-64 Monday night.Alex Olah and Tre Demps scored 18 and Sanjay Lumpkin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Northwestern (6-5), which was playing without guard JerShon Cobb. The Wildcats' second-leading scorer at 13.6 points per game, Cobb was in a walking boot and didn't play because of a sprained left ankle he suffered during practice Thursday. He is day-to-day.Crawford added 10 r...
  • Jackson State Takes Down Evansville

    Jackson State Takes Down Evansville

    Saturday, December 14 2013 11:57 PM EST2013-12-15 04:57:57 GMT
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Jackson State men’s basketball team snapped a three game losing streak by beating the Evansville Purple Aces 57-51 Saturday evening at the Ford Center.With the win JSU improves to a 3-7 record and Evansville falls to 6-5.The Tigers had a balanced scoring effort with three players scoring in double-figures. Julysses Nobles and BJ West each scored 14 points to lead the Tigers. West recorded his fifth double-double of the season and his fourth in the last five games, as he...
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Jackson State men’s basketball team snapped a three game losing streak by beating the Evansville Purple Aces 57-51 Saturday evening at the Ford Center.With the win JSU improves to a 3-7 record and Evansville falls to 6-5.The Tigers had a balanced scoring effort with three players scoring in double-figures. Julysses Nobles and BJ West each scored 14 points to lead the Tigers. West recorded his fifth double-double of the season and his fourth in the last five games, as he...
  • Ole Miss Beats Middle Tennessee

    Ole Miss Beats Middle Tennessee

    Saturday, December 14 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-12-15 04:56:03 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Jarvis Summers scored 25 points, Marshall Henderson added 15 and Mississippi rallied for a 72-63 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon.Ole Miss (7-2) snapped a two-game losing skid, coming back from a 56-50 deficit with less than eight minutes remaining. It was the most points for Summers since he scored 28 in a season-opening victory against Troy.The Rebels took a 61-60 lead on Henderson's 3-pointer with 5:33 remaining and never trailed again. Henders...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Jarvis Summers scored 25 points, Marshall Henderson added 15 and Mississippi rallied for a 72-63 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon.Ole Miss (7-2) snapped a two-game losing skid, coming back from a 56-50 deficit with less than eight minutes remaining. It was the most points for Summers since he scored 28 in a season-opening victory against Troy.The Rebels took a 61-60 lead on Henderson's 3-pointer with 5:33 remaining and never trailed again. Henders...
  • #13 Oregon Needs Overtime to Beat Rebels

    #13 Oregon Needs Overtime to Beat Rebels

    Monday, December 9 2013 12:25 AM EST2013-12-09 05:25:53 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mike Moser scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 13 Oregon past Mississippi, 115-105 on Sunday.Johnathan Loyd added 25 points, and Joseph Young had 19, including an important 3-pointer in overtime to push the Ducks (8-0) ahead 100-93 with 1:59 remaining.Six Oregon players scored in double figures during an entertaining game that stayed close throughout. The Ducks shot 38 of 65 (58.5 percent) percent from the field.Marshall Henderson had a ...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mike Moser scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 13 Oregon past Mississippi, 115-105 on Sunday.Johnathan Loyd added 25 points, and Joseph Young had 19, including an important 3-pointer in overtime to push the Ducks (8-0) ahead 100-93 with 1:59 remaining.Six Oregon players scored in double figures during an entertaining game that stayed close throughout. The Ducks shot 38 of 65 (58.5 percent) percent from the field.Marshall Henderson had a ...
  • TCU Holds off Mississippi State

    TCU Holds off Mississippi State

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:50 PM EST2013-12-06 04:50:57 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Charles Hill Jr. scored 20 points, Kyan Anderson added 16 and Texas Christian beat Mississippi State 71-61 on Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.TCU (5-3) won for the fifth time in six games, jumping out to a 34-22 lead by halftime. The Horned Frogs led by 18 early in the second half, but the Bulldogs pulled within 59-56 on Roquez Johnson's putback with 2:24 remaining.It was the closest they would get. The Horned Frogs scored the next four points and made the ...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Charles Hill Jr. scored 20 points, Kyan Anderson added 16 and Texas Christian beat Mississippi State 71-61 on Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.TCU (5-3) won for the fifth time in six games, jumping out to a 34-22 lead by halftime. The Horned Frogs led by 18 early in the second half, but the Bulldogs pulled within 59-56 on Roquez Johnson's putback with 2:24 remaining.It was the closest they would get. The Horned Frogs scored the next four points and made the ...
  • Rebels Lose First Game of Season

    Rebels Lose First Game of Season

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:48 PM EST2013-12-06 04:48:51 GMT
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.Wesley Iwundu added 10 points, including a free throw after Henderson's missed 3-pointer, as the Wildcats (5-3) beat the Rebels (6-1) for the first time in five tries.Henderson, the flamboyant guard who dazzled in last year's NC...
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.Wesley Iwundu added 10 points, including a free throw after Henderson's missed 3-pointer, as the Wildcats (5-3) beat the Rebels (6-1) for the first time in five tries.Henderson, the flamboyant guard who dazzled in last year's NC...
  • Lanier's Phillips Signs with Jackson State

    Lanier's Phillips Signs with Jackson State

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 5:48 PM EST2013-11-19 22:48:57 GMT
    JACKSON - Lanier center Randy Phillips signed a national letter of intent with Jackson State Monday. Phillips is a 6'9 center for the Bulldogs.He says he likes the direction first-year head coach Wayne Brent is taking the JSU program.
    JACKSON - Lanier center Randy Phillips signed a national letter of intent with Jackson State Monday. Phillips is a 6'9 center for the Bulldogs.He says he likes the direction first-year head coach Wayne Brent is taking the JSU program.
  • JSU falls to Arkansas State in Regular Season Opener

    JSU falls to Arkansas State in Regular Season Opener

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 3:23 PM EST2013-11-12 20:23:15 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State men’s basketball lost its home opener to Arkansas State Monday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Despite a double digit scoring and rebounding effort from Brandon “BJ” West the Tigers fell 65-61 to the Red Wolves.With the loss JSU falls to a 0-2 record and Arkansas State improves to 1-0.West led the Tigers with 14 points and 11 rebounds, recording his first double-double as a JSU Tiger. He went 6-12 from the floor and was a perfect ...
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State men’s basketball lost its home opener to Arkansas State Monday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Despite a double digit scoring and rebounding effort from Brandon “BJ” West the Tigers fell 65-61 to the Red Wolves.With the loss JSU falls to a 0-2 record and Arkansas State improves to 1-0.West led the Tigers with 14 points and 11 rebounds, recording his first double-double as a JSU Tiger. He went 6-12 from the floor and was a perfect ...
  • Ole Miss Suspends Marshall Henderson

    Ole Miss Suspends Marshall Henderson

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-10-29 21:52:12 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss announced details of senior guard Marshall Henderson’s suspension on Tuesday.Henderson will be suspended for the Rebels’ exhibition game Nov. 1 against South Carolina-Aiken and season opener Nov. 8 versus Troy. In addition, Henderson will miss Ole Miss’ first two Southeastern Conference games Jan. 9 versus Auburn and Jan. 11 at Mississippi State.The suspension is a result of Henderson’s total conduct during the 2012-13 season, SEC and NCAA Tournaments, and his behavio...
    OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss announced details of senior guard Marshall Henderson’s suspension on Tuesday.Henderson will be suspended for the Rebels’ exhibition game Nov. 1 against South Carolina-Aiken and season opener Nov. 8 versus Troy. In addition, Henderson will miss Ole Miss’ first two Southeastern Conference games Jan. 9 versus Auburn and Jan. 11 at Mississippi State.The suspension is a result of Henderson’s total conduct during the 2012-13 season, SEC and NCAA Tournaments, and his behavio...
  • The Sports Zone: Alcorn State Men's Basketball Coach Luther Riley

    The Sports Zone: Alcorn State Men's Basketball Coach Luther Riley

    Monday, October 28 2013 4:06 AM EDT2013-10-28 08:06:24 GMT
    WJTV - The former Provine High School coach joins TJ Werre in studio to discuss the upcoming season for the Braves. Riley is in his third season at Alcorn State.
    WJTV - The former Provine High School coach joins TJ Werre in studio to discuss the upcoming season for the Braves. Riley is in his third season at Alcorn State.
  • Canton's McDarion Abron Dies of Sudden Heart Attack

    Canton's McDarion Abron Dies of Sudden Heart Attack

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 9:15 AM EDT2013-10-23 13:15:12 GMT
    CANTON - After a workout in the early morning hours Thursday, former Canton big man McDarion Abron collapsed and later died according to his high school coach Melvin Gillum.
    CANTON - After a workout in the early morning hours Thursday, former Canton big man McDarion Abron collapsed and later died according to his high school coach Melvin Gillum.  A 2012 Canton grad, Abron had redshirted at Alcorn State this past season and was preparing to transfer to Pearl River Community College to continue his playing career.
  • Canton's McDarion Abron Dies of Sudden Heart Attack

    Canton's McDarion Abron Dies of Sudden Heart Attack

    CANTON - After a workout in the early morning hours Thursday, former Canton big man McDarion Abron collapsed and later died according to his high school coach Melvin Gillum.
    CANTON - After a workout in the early morning hours Thursday, former Canton big man McDarion Abron collapsed and later died according to his high school coach Melvin Gillum.  A 2012 Canton grad, Abron had redshirted at Alcorn State this past season and was preparing to transfer to Pearl River Community College to continue his playing career.
  • The Sports Zone: Jackson State's Wayne Brent

    The Sports Zone: Jackson State's Wayne Brent

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:42 AM EDT2013-10-21 06:42:04 GMT
    WJTV - Jackson State men's basketball coach Wayne Brent discusses preparing for his first season as a college head coach, recruiting in Jackson and expectations for a young team.
    WJTV - Jackson State men's basketball coach Wayne Brent discusses preparing for his first season as a college head coach, recruiting in Jackson and expectations for a young team.
  • SEC Makes Nashville Home for Basketball Tournament

    SEC Makes Nashville Home for Basketball Tournament

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 3:15 PM EDT2013-10-15 19:15:58 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has agreed to make Nashville the primary home of its men's basketball tournament through 2026.Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday a deal with the Nashville Sports Council to hold a total of nine men's tournaments in Music City. The deal also includes dates for three women's tournaments.Slive says Nashville is a proven host giving both SEC teams and fans a wonderful experience and the SEC looks forward to a long relationship.Bridgestone...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has agreed to make Nashville the primary home of its men's basketball tournament through 2026.Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday a deal with the Nashville Sports Council to hold a total of nine men's tournaments in Music City. The deal also includes dates for three women's tournaments.Slive says Nashville is a proven host giving both SEC teams and fans a wonderful experience and the SEC looks forward to a long relationship.Bridgestone...
  • MSU's Steele Leaving Team

    MSU's Steele Leaving Team

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-09-18 01:29:45 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Jalen Steele, who has endured a string of major injuries during his time at Mississippi State, has decided not to play his senior season and will instead focus on graduating in the spring. The 6-foot-3 guard from Knoxville, who has suffered two torn ACLs and a broken wrist during his three years as a student-athlete, appeared in 78 games for the Bulldogs, drawing 33 starts. In a span of two years, however, the rash of injuries forced him to miss a total of 19 games For h...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Jalen Steele, who has endured a string of major injuries during his time at Mississippi State, has decided not to play his senior season and will instead focus on graduating in the spring. The 6-foot-3 guard from Knoxville, who has suffered two torn ACLs and a broken wrist during his three years as a student-athlete, appeared in 78 games for the Bulldogs, drawing 33 starts. In a span of two years, however, the rash of injuries forced him to miss a total of 19 games For h...
  • Jackson State Beats Alabama State 66-59 to Advance in SWAC Tournament

    Jackson State Beats Alabama State 66-59 to Advance in SWAC Tournament

    Friday, March 15 2013 3:05 AM EDT2013-03-15 07:05:33 GMT
    GARLAND, TX - The Jackson State Tigers punched their ticket to the SWAC Tournament semis, where they will face Prairie View A&M at 2:30pm Friday.  JSU's victory Thursday was its sixth in its last seven games.
    GARLAND, TX - The Jackson State Tigers punched their ticket to the SWAC Tournament semis, where they will face Prairie View A&M at 2:30pm Friday.  JSU's victory Thursday was its sixth in its last seven games.
  • Jackson Prep vs Brookhaven

    Jackson Prep vs Brookhaven

  • Changes Coming to MHSAA Basketball Tournament

    Changes Coming to MHSAA Basketball Tournament

    Thursday, February 6 2014 7:36 PM EST2014-02-07 00:36:26 GMT
    WJTV - More high schools will qualify for the state championship basketball tournament under a new bracket format, according to the MHSAA. The 12-day tournament will take place in venues around Jackson, including the Mississippi Coliseum. The expanded bracket will resemble the NCAA's famed March Madness system, both with new seeding techniques and single loss elimination. Classes 1A through 4A will each send eight teams, four from the north, four from the south, for a spot in the games. In 5A...
    WJTV - More high schools will qualify for the state championship basketball tournament under a new bracket format, according to the MHSAA. The 12-day tournament will take place in venues around Jackson, including the Mississippi Coliseum. The expanded bracket will resemble the NCAA's famed March Madness system, both with new seeding techniques and single loss elimination. Classes 1A through 4A will each send eight teams, four from the north, four from the south, for a spot in the games. In 5A...
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