Southern Miss coach Joye Lee-McNelis announced Saturday she has Stage 4 lung cancer.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem following widespread, increased pressure as protests against racial injustice have focused attention on Confederate symbols.
Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to retire the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, following widespread, increased pressure that came in part from the world of sports.
With three starters gone from last year's Elite Eight team, Mississippi State figured to need time to get its retooled roster on track.
Anriel Howard scored 16 points, Teaira McCowan added 13 points and 16 rebounds and No. 5 Mississippi State beat Southern Mississippi 86-42 on Friday night.