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MSU hopes new talent, depth lead to improvement

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State has been hampered by injuries and attrition during Rick Ray's first two years as coach. Now the Bulldogs finally hope they have a full roster that can compete in the Southeastern Conference. A nucleus of three juniors - Craig Sword, Gavin Ware and Fred Thomas - will be the foundation of this year's Mississippi State team. Sword's 13.7 points...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi St. tops Texas A&M 81-72 in overtime

Craig Sword scored 23 points, Gavin Ware added 22 and Mississippi State beat Texas A&M 81-72 in overtime on Saturday. Mississippi State (12-5, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 52-42 deficit midway through the second half. Ware's crucial steal and putback tied the game at 67 with 30 seconds left. Texas A&M's Jamal Jones led the Aggies with 24 points, but...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State tops Mississippi 76-72

Roquez Johnson doesn't shoot particularly well, has no real post moves and is undersized for a power forward. But the 6-foot-7 junior does provide relentless energy. And many nights, that's enough to make him valuable. Johnson tied a career high with 20 points using his usual variety of putbacks and unorthodox moves around the basket, Craig Sword added 15 and Mississippi State...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State tops South Florida 71-66

Fred Thomas scored 14 points and Gavin Ware had 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead Mississippi State past South Florida 71-66 in the third round of the Las Vegas Classic Sunday night. Also for the Bulldogs (9-2), which hit three free throws in the final 24 seconds to seal it, Colin Borchert had 11 points. Roquez Johnson and Craig Sword each had 10 for Mississippi State, which will...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mississippi State beats Florida Gulf Coast 66-53

Craig Sword scored 17 points, I.J. Ready added 12 and Mississippi State beat Florida Gulf Coast 66-53 on Thursday night. Mississippi State (8-2) has won three straight. The Bulldogs received plenty of help from their bench - with 10 points each from Fred Thomas and Roquez Johnson - outscoring Florida Gulf Coast's reserves 25-4. FGCU (5-6) has lost five of its last six games. Brett...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Mississippi State defeats Florida A&M 78-65

Mississippi State's Craig Sword scored a game-high 16 points, including 15 in the first half, to lead the Bulldogs to a 78-65 victory over Florida A&M Tuesday night. Sword paced four Bulldogs in double figures and finished the night 10-of-12 at the free throw line. Redshirt freshman Dre Applewhite had his first double-double with 14 points and 11 points for the Bulldogs. Trivante...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mississippi State defeats SE Louisiana 68-62

Craig Sword scored 20 points and ignited a decisive rally in the final eight minutes Friday as Mississippi State defeated Southeastern Louisiana 68-62. The Bulldogs (6-2) snapped a 54-54 tie on a three-point play by Sword with 7:29 left and never trailed again. Sword accounted for 11 consecutive points in the crucial stretch run, hitting three baskets and assisting a Gavin Ware...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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