Carter has big night, but Bulldogs fall to Gamecocks

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Individual performances like Saturday’s were most likely what Tyson Carter envisioned when he signed with Mississippi State out of Starkville High School. The freshman guard was draining shot after shot and was carrying the Bulldogs on his back against No. 19 South Carolina. The only part that didn’t go Carter’s way…

Bulldogs stage huge comeback to top Vols

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State’s shots weren’t falling, Tennessee was rolling and the Bulldogs’ deficit was increasing in the first half of MSU’s Saturday game against the Volunteers. Down by as many as 19 points, MSU appeared left for dead. Turns out, these dogs still had some bark and some bite left in them.…

Free throws sink MSU at Alabama

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Mississippi State did a lot of the things head coach Ben Howland likes to see when the Bulldogs battled Alabama on the road Saturday. MSU won the rebounding battle and limited the Crimson Tide to just 32.7 percent shooting from the field. However, it was the shots that…

MSU falls after near upset of Kentucky

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com In the hours leading up to Mississippi State’s Tuesday night showdown against No. 5 Kentucky, students formed a line that stretched from the door of the Humphrey Coliseum past the Palmeiro Center hundreds of feet away. A total crowd of 9,768 fans, MSU’s largest attendance this season, came with visions of…

Herard’s career day lifts Bulldogs over Aggies

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Things couldn’t have gone much worse for Mississippi State in the early part of their Saturday game against Texas A&M at Humphrey Coliseum as the Aggies held the Bulldogs scoreless for the first 7:35 of the contest. It wasn’t long after though when an unlikely hero emerged to guide State to…

MSU falls to Alabama in SEC opener

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com There’s plenty of basketball left to play, but the Southeastern Conference portion of Mississippi State’s schedule is off to a rocky start. Alabama bottled up and frustrated Mississippi State as the Bulldogs lost a 68-58 decision to the Crimson Tide in both teams’ SEC opener on Tuesday night at Humphrey Coliseum.…

D and Q lead MSU to a W

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com With a little bit of ‘D’ and a whole lot of ‘Q’, Mississippi State ended non-conference play with a bang on Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum. MSU’s defense limited the University of Missouri-Kansas City to a 28.3 percent field goal percentage and Quinndary Weatherspoon had yet another fantastic game, leading all…