By Brandon Speck Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Fresh off Friday’s program-defining win against No. 2 Oxford, fifth-ranked Saltillo didn’t want its ship to sink against Ingomar in Saturday’s Kiwanis Hotbed Classic. Ingomar just wanted a chance to sink the Tigers with its top scorer. Neither happened in Saltillo’s 61-46 win at Memorial Gym. “If […]

Daily Journal reports Oxford 85, Provine 77: No. 2 Oxford survived a late push and defeated Provine 85-77 on Saturday night in the Hotbed Classic. A night after losing at Saltillo, Oxford placed five players in double figures. MVP Cortez Jones had 22, Jarkel Joiner and Josh Gibbs 15 apiece, Shelby McEwen with 13 and […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Starkville took control in the second half of the nightcap of the Aberdeen Shootout, coming from behind for a 45-40 win over the host Bulldogs. “We made some adjustments at the half in how we were going to guard them, and we emphasized rebounding at the end,” Starkville […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal ACKERMAN – The current Tupelo Lady Wave basketball team had no real notion of the perpetual hustle that is the Choctaw Central Lady Warriors. The Lady Wave got an eye-full Saturday at the Mid-Mississippi Girls Challenge, and survived to tell the tale, barely claiming a 44-41 victory. “We […]

By John Zenor Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. – Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah rushed for 73 yards and added 40 receiving while leading the North to a 34-13 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl. The Cornhuskers’ No. 2 career rusher won MVP honors, and the running backs and defenses came up with the […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – What a difference a week has made for Mississippi State. A week ago the Bulldogs were in the midst of a 16-game SEC regular season losing streak as well as a 22-game road skid. Both have been erased in the last seven days as MSU downed Vanderbilt 57-54 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Up one, down one is not a path to postseason. It’s a path Ole Miss hopes to step away from today against Florida, a Final Four team a year ago. Tipoff at Tad Smith Coliseum is 5 p.m., and the game will be aired by the SEC Network. […]

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Saltillo's Malik Randolph goes up for a basket while defended by Oxford's David Dennis during Friday night's game at Saltillo.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SALTILLO – If Saltillo’s jungle-bunch student section is the Tigers’ sixth man, Oxford at the free-throw line was the seventh. No. 5 Saltillo picked up what some might call the biggest win in program history Friday night, a 66-63 win over No. 2 Oxford. The final tally can be traced […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s road to the Class 6A state championship game kicked off on a cold, damp Friday night at Renasant Field. The Golden Wave ended the regular season with a 1-0 win over Hernando to win Division 2 and clinch a top seed headed into the postseason, which begins […]