WTVA Sunday sports wrap

Dec. 18, 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 17 22:25:29 PST 2017
Updated: Sun Dec 17 22:25:30 PST 2017

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on south gloster. welcome into the sunday sports wrap, i'm andy lee.... earlier today, the 3rd ranked mississippi state women closed out their 4 game homestand... the bulldogs hosted maine.... queen v and company looking to get to 11-0.... as you know, mississippi is the hospitality state....... the bulldogs graciously allowed their guests from far-away maine to get on the board first... fanny wadling knocks down a 3... but....that's the only lead the black bears would hold all day.... blair schaefer answers right back with a 3 of her own... that ties it up.... victoria vivians was feeling it in the first quarter.. the queen knocks down a baseline 2.... vians really dialed in early... here, she swishes the three.... vians finished with 12 points.... later in the first quarter.. vians with a drive and dish to teaira mccowan... mccowan gets hoop and harm.. mccowan finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.... bulldogs cruise to an 83-43 win.... msu heads to las vegas for a pair of games before hosting mississippi valley state on the 28th.. oregon was able to avenge last year's loss at the pavilion with a 90-46 win over ole miss in eugene... all 5 oregon starters scored in double figures.... barbara johnson came off the bench to lead ole miss with 11 points... the 9-2 rebels complete their northwest road trip with a game at portland state tuesday night.... on saturday, the ole miss men fell to illinois state 101-97 at the pavilion... the rebels trailed by 15 early in the second half, but rallied to force overtime.... uce stevens had 27 points... the 5-5 rebels host texas a m corpus christi on tuesday....... andy kennedy: 'it's embarrassing for me, a man who's put so much blood, sweat, and tears in this program to have to coach effort, it's ridiculous. it's ridiculous, but i'm coaching it every single day, and it's the reason we're sitting here at 5-5.' mississippi state improved to 9-1 after saturday's 92-61 home win over tennessee martin... aric holman scored a career high 21 points... quinndary weatherspoon had 21 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 steals..... the rebels host little rock wednesday night.... ben howland: 'that doesn't feel to me after that first half like they're a team we're gonna beat by 30 by any means. i don't think it's indicative of what kind of game it was. it was back and forth the entire first half. we finally got a lead. i think nick weatherspoon was great tonight. he continues to be our best on ball defender.' what a game today between north carolina and tenssee.. remember, the vols took the tar heels to the wire last year in chapel hill..... it was deja vu all over again today in knoxville.. the bank open on sunday for grant williams... tennessee opens up a 9 point lead early in the 2nd half... but, you know the champs wouldn't go down without a fight.... joel berry buries a 3 to give north carolina the 2 point lead with 12 to go.... a game high 21 for berry.... volunteers up 1 with just under 8 to go..... jordan bowden knocks down a 3 to put tennessee up 4... less than a minute to go..tennessee up 1....kenny williams with the clutch 3.. another spirted effort from the volunteers, but north carolina escapes rocky top with a 78-73 win... on saturday, mississippi state wrapped up its 7th of 9 bowl practices in starkville.... the bulldogs were off today, but they'll get back at it tomorrow afternoon.. of course true freshman keytaon thompson will be under center when the bulldogs take on louisville in the taxslayer bowl..... thompson was forced into action after nick fitzgerald's injury in the egg bowl.. considering the circumstances, thompson showed why he was one of the top rated high school quarterbacks in high school.... heracked up 316 total yards and 2 touchdowns.. but, he did turn the ball over 3 times in the 31-28 loss to ole miss.. thompson says he gained valuable experience in the egg bowl... keytaon thompson: 'that was very valuable. i learned a whole lot in the short period of time i played in the egg bowl. those reps, they just helped me a lot. i learned throughout the game as far as turnovers and just little things throughout the game that comes with experience and i was able to get that experience in the egg bowl, so i'll be better in the bowl game.' alabama is preparing for its redemption shot against clemson.... the crimson tide and tigers meet on january 1st in the sugar bowl.. alabama began it's bowl prep on friday... the crimson tide will practice 7 times before christmas break, and 12 times before the sugar bowl... deshaun watson has moved on to the nfl, but nick saban doesn't see much drop-off with the clemson offense... nick saban: 'well i think they have a lot of the same concepts. they obviously have a very good offensive team. they're very productive. i think the quarterback now is probably even a better runner, if that's possible, than the guy we played against the last two years who was probably the best player in college football in my opinion.' alabama's best high school players were no match for mississippi's finest in saturday's 31st alabama mississippi all-star football game.... mississippi won 42-7, and outscored alabama 35-0 in the 2nd half.... pearl's tylan knight and yazoo county's kenny gainwell were named co-mvp's for mississippi.... west point's marcus murphy had 124 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.. tylan knight: 'being our first game together, we had to build that chemistry. once we learned what each other was gonna do we kind of had each other's dack after that. we came out the second half. we were pumped. we knew what each other could do. we had each other's back and we were just playing ball after that.' lance mancuso: 'we just told our guys just to keep fighting no matter what. there were gonna be good plays, and there were gonna be bad plays. just keep fighting, get us to the second half, that was our plan, just get us to the second half and let it be close and we thought we could wear them down.' after the break, i'll show you that wild finish from oakland, and sports wrap, i'm andy lee.... for the dallas cowboys, the path to the playoffs is pretty clear.. win out, and hope for some help... dallas wasin oakland tonight for sunday night football.... last game for dak and the cowboys without ezekiel elliott.... early in the 2nd...dallas takes a 10-0 lead after rod smith's 1 yard td run... cowboys led 10-0 at the break.... late in the 3rd...tied at 10... dallas in the red zone.. dak gets great protection takes off for a 5 yard td run... 17-10 cowboys.... dan bailey kicks a 19 yard field goal to give dallas a 20-17 lead..... kland in the red zone.... derek carr takes off for the pylon..... he fumbles it into the end zone before he crosses the goal line.... it's ruled a touchback... how bout them cowbs!!!! dallas wins 20-17, and dak speaks for cowboy fans everywhere..... dak prescott: 'relieved. excited, so many emotions i don't know how to, i can't say one thing to bottle up how i felt but that defense never gave up and got that stop was amazing.' eli manning and the giants hosted the eagles.... nick foles gonna have to lead philly to the promised land.... carson wentz done for the year.. gee men up 13-7 early in the 2nd quarter... eli manning dumps one off to sterling shepard... shepard breaks free and takes it 67 yards to pay-dirt.. giants take a 20-7 lead... but nick foles rallies his club.. philly takes a 21-20 lead after foles hits trey burton from 13 yards out.... new york down 8 late in the 3rd.... manning hits tavarres king on the slant.... king does the rest..57 yards to the house.. that's as close as the giants would get..... the eagles down new york 34-29... evan engram had 8 catches for 87 yards.... after the game, eli manning was asked if he was bothered by all the eagles fans at met life stadium.... eli manning: 'well it bothers me in the sense, that i don't blame our fans, it bothers me in the sense that we didn't do our part.' saints hosted the jets.. 38 year old drew brees limbering up before the game.. saints take a 10-0 lead after mark ingram's 1 yard td run.... jets able to answer the ingram td.. bilal powell shakes a tackle and finds the end zone from 2 yards out... 10-7 new orleans.. saints march right back down the field and take a 17-7 lead after brees finds alvin kamara from 10 yards out...... new orleans increases it's lead to 11 midway thru the 4th when brees hits michael thomas from 4 yards out... another big game from mark ingram... ingram puts it away with this 50 yard td run... saints are 10-4 after the 31-19 win.... new orleans hosts atlanta on christmas eve... drew brees: 'if i were to describe us on offense, it was a fast start. i think the first three possessions were good, 17 points, and then we hit a bit of a lull there where we were kind of self destructive late second quarter into the third quarter.' the carolina panthers looked to keep pace with the saints atop the nfc south.... carolina hosted green was the return of aaron rodgers to the nfl.. cam newton says i ain't worried.... newton gets the cats on the board first with a 7 yard touchdown pass to christian mccaffrey.... aaron rodgers able to shake off the rust pretty fast.. on the last play of the 1st quarter, rodgers finds davante adams for the equalizer... that's panthers owner jerry richardson.. richardson has been accused of workplace misconduct.. he will sell the team after the season..... carolina down 14-10 early in the 3rd... cam newton hits a wide open greg olsen for 6... panthers beat the packers 31- 24.. carolina hosts tampa on christmas eve.... cam newton: 'you know we had to pick up the intensity coming out the second half. i'm very happy with the preparation going into this week and it showed and more happy that the moment wasn't big for certain people.' here's a look at the nfc south standings... new orleans and carolina are tied for first at 10-4... saints hold the tiebreaker.. atlanta is lurking at 8-5.... the falcons visit 4-9 tampa bay tomorrow night..... the tennessee titans were in northern california to take on the 49ers.... titans down 16-3 late in the 2nd quarter.... marcus mariota scrambles and finds delanie walker in the back of the end zone... tennesse down 16-10 at the break..... early 4th quarter....9ers up 3.. mariota finds rishard matthews.. tennessee takes the 20-16 lead... just over a minute to go...ryan succop drills a 50 yard field goal to give tennessee a 23-22 lead.. jimmy garrapolo spent all those years as tom brady's back-up.... he learned from the best.... garropolo gets san francisco in field goal range with this completion to marquies goodwin... robby gould hits the game winner from 45 yards out as time expires.... titans lose a heartbreker in san francisco.... 9ers win 25-23... mike mularkey: 'all losses are pretty tough to be honest with you. i haven't a really good one since i've been playing or coaching. it's disapponting. we've won a lot of these games. had a chance to all the way down to the last play of the game. that's all you
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