Here’s a new thing we’re starting: Good morning, Stark Vegas! Every morning I’ll have an article with a quick recap of games involving Mississippi State games, what’s on the schedule for the day and some other national headlines. Let’s get rolling with some State related news.
Women’s basketball destroys Lamar 104-53
This one wasn’t close at all. The No. 4 Lady Bulldogs rolled past Lamar by 51 (!!). Anriel Howard had 24 points and Teaira McGowan had 11 points and 16 boards.
State will face Coppin State on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Two of ESPNW’s top-100 recruits sign to play at MSU
In other women’s basketball news, two top-100 recruits have signed their National Letter of Intent to play for head coach Vic Schaefer. No. 88 Jayla Hemmingway, a guard from Collierville, Tennessee, and JaMya Mingo-Young, a guard from Bogalusa, Louisiana, are headed to Starkville in 2019.
Men’s basketball signs three players to its 2019 class
Four-star Elias King and three-stars Iverson Molinar and Devin Butts signed their NLIs on Wednesday. Head coach Ben Howland calls Molinar the “steal of the class”. Guess we’ll see come next season.
Bulldogs take on Long Beach State
After a 2-0 start, Howland and the Bulldogs look to make it three wins in a row against Long Beach State. The game is apart of the MGM Resorts Main Event “Regional Round” (I’m going to go on a limb and say LBSU and State are NOT in the same region). Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Alabama
We want Bama... maybe. The Volleydawgs haven’t done well this season, sitting at 5-22, 1-13 SEC. Outside of a 3-2 win over Auburn, they’ve won two sets in all of their conference matches. It’s at home, so maybe they’ll get it together and snatch a victory.
Now for some national news...
Dan Hurley and UConn are BACK
In an old-Big East rivalry game, the Huskies defeated Syracuse 83-76. When the final buzzer sounded, Hurley went from 100 to “Good game, coach” in a flash.
Dan Hurley going from chest-bumping his own player to calmly shaking the hand of Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim is absolutely legendary. pic.twitter.com/MDb4QlpY2p— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) November 16, 2018
Alabama got handled by... Northeastern?
Yep, CAA members Northeastern didn’t have any trouble with the Tide. Winning 68-52, it’s good that they didn’t play football. Partly because Northeastern doesn’t have a football team.
Kansas football’s coaching search is weird
So a quick recap of yesterday’s plane debacle: A jet whose tail was identified as a Kansas University owned jet was apparently headed towards Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cue the hype train for the Les Miles to Kansas rumors. As Lee Corso would say “Not so fast!” and it was found out that the plane was headed to Colorado.
Today it was announced that LSU and Miles have settled a buyout. Miles will be paid $1.5 million of his $6.5 million contract. Someone is getting Les, and to be honest, that’s a great hire for a program that’s in the dumps, whether it’s Maryland or Kansas.
Brohm to Louisville watch
Dan Dakich (I don’t know either) tweeted “Breaking News...Jeff Brohm will be announced as The University of Louisville Head Football Coach on Monday November 26th according to my sources...” Why he’s breaking the news is beyond me, but a few Purdue reporters jumped to the scene to say this isn’t the case. As a Kentucky native who’s familiar with Brohm’s history, wouldn’t shock me if the Cards threw tons of cash and Brohm came back.
That’s all for today. Have a good day and Hail State!