CRAIG SWORD NEWS

Mississippi St. 82, Vanderbilt 68

Craig Sword recorded 20 points, six assists and four rebounds as the Bulldogs surprised the Commodores in the first round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Roquez Johnson added 18 points and five rebounds for Mississippi State (14-18), which will meet No. 6 seed Mississippi in Thursday's second round. Fred Thomas chipped in with 16 points and three assists while Gavin Ware contributed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: Craig Sword, March 10, 2014

ScoutTV: Mississippi State sophomore men's basketball player Craig Sword talks to the media about the upcoming SEC Tournament, March 10, 2014.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina 74, Mississippi St. 62

Brenton Williams scored a game-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, as the visiting Gamecocks heaped more misery on the Bulldogs. Sindarius Thornwell added 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for South Carolina (12-19, 5-13 SEC), which snapped an 18-game road losing streak dating back to last season. Mindaugas Kacinas chipped in with 13 points to go along with nine rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: Thomas, Sword, March 8, 2014

ScoutTV: Mississippi State men's basketball players Fred Thomas and Craig Sword talk to the media about their 74-62 loss to South Carolina.
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia 66, Mississippi St. 45

Kenny Gaines scored 14 points and the host Bulldogs ended the first half on a 29-8 run to win for the seventh time in nine games. Marcus Thornton added 13 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for Georgia (17-12, 11-6 SEC), which continued its late-season surge and moved into position to clinch third place in the conference with a victory in Saturday’s regular-season finale...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Men's Basketball Loses To Missouri

A 15-0 second-half run put an end to Mississippi State’s comeback hopes in Southeastern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon. Playing without leading scorer Craig Sword due to a death in the family, short-handed MSU could not recover from that late run, falling 85-66 to Missouri at the Mizzou Arena.
Via mississippistate.scout.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: MSU Players Interview Feb 22, 2014

ScoutTV: Mississippi State men's basketball players Colin Borchert, Tevin Moore and Craig Sword talk to the media after their team's 73-69 loss to Arkansas, February 22, 2014.
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's Basketball Lose To LSU On The Road

Mississippi State could not overcome a slow start Wednesday night as it dropped a 92-81 decision to LSU in a Southeastern Conference men’s basketball game at the Maravich Assembly Center. Craig Sword led the offensive attack with 33 points, becoming the first Bulldog player to score 30 or more points since Ravern Johnson did it Nov. 26, 2010 against Troy.
Via mississippistate.scout.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Losses leave Mississippi State coach Rick Ray at a loss for words

Rick Ray didn’t want to talk about it. The second-year coach was terse when addressing his team’s loss against Georgia on Wednesday. Of course, he didn’t need to say much. Mississippi State’s performance also spoke for itself. “We just simply haven’t or won’t accept who we are,” Ray said. “Until we do that, we won’t have success.” Right now, Mississippi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: MSU Players, Jan 30, 2014

ScoutTV: Mississippi State men's basketball players Colin Borchert, I.J. Ready and Craig Sword talk about their team's 62-51 loss to No. 3 Florida.
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rundown: January 30

Here's the Rundown for Thursday, January 30. The player stats are conference games only. via Top 25 7 pm (3) Florida at Mississippi State - ESPN2 The Gators continue their undefeated march through the SEC against the Bulldogs. Florida has one of the best defenses in the nation and are giving up 0.92 points per possession in SEC play. Mississippi State...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ags Fall in Overtime

Craig Sword scored 23 points, Gavin Ware added 22 and Mississippi State beat Texas A&M 81-72 in overtime on Saturday.
Via tamu.scout.com
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: MSU Players Interview

ScoutTV: Mississippi State men's basketball players Craig Sword, Fred Thomas and Gavin Ware talk about their team's 81-72 win over Texas A&M.
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January 18, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

AP: MSU 76, Ole Miss 72

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Roquez Johnson tied a career high with 20 points, Craig Sword added 15 and Mississippi State beat Mississippi 76-72 on Saturday afternoon.
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: Johnson, Sword Talk To The Media

ScoutTV: Mississippi State men's basketball players Roquez Johnson and Craig Sword talk to the media about their upcoming SEC games.
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January 06, 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Craig Sword emerging to lead Miss State Men’s Basketball Team

Craig Sword has racked up points this season as a sophomore guard for the Bulldogs to emerge as a leader in scoring for the Miss State men’s basketball team.  The Bulldogs (8-2) are showing momentum and Sword is finding a consistent place in their recent wins. Nicknamed Chicken, Sword has been the leading scorer for the Bulldogs in six straight games, racking up over 20 points...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

ScoutTV: Thomas, Ready and Sword, Dec 19th

ScoutTV: Mississippi State men's basketball players Fred Thomas, I.J. Ready and Craig Sword talk about their team's 66-53 win over Florida Gulf Coast University.
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December 20, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sword Shoots State Past Lions 68-62

TUPELO -- It wasn’t quite a perfect performance. Craig Sword could have made a few more free throws for instance. But everything else he did suited Mississippi State’s needs, well, perfectly in a 68-62 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

State Drops 71-61 Contest To Horned Frogs

Craig Sword came ready to play. The rest of the Bulldogs showed up later just to make the game interesting. “We didn’t approach the game right,” said Sword. “And it ended up like that.”
Via mississippistate.scout.com
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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