Speech to Text for WTVA Saturday night sportscast
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a brand new stadium. mississippi state and ole miss renewed the sec's oldest basketball rivalry tonight in starkville... the bulldogs and rebels got it on for the 258th time.... both teams ready to go... ole miss has four straight in the series.... first half.... lamar peters with the steal....nick weatherspoon with the lay-up... young spoon scored the games first five points and finished with 15.... ben howland's bulldogs up early..... rebels respond.... off the miss, it's marcanvis hymon with the tip-in.... andy kennedy's team hanging in there after the first media timeout.... quinndary weatherspoon for three....msu couldn't seem to miss from downtown.... bulldogs went 12-23 from beyond the arc.... of course, ad john cohen loves the long ball.... ole miss can hit 3's as well... bruce stevens....the big man steps outside and knocks down a trey.... stevens had 11 points.... breein tyree led the rebels with 15.... quinndary weatherspooon with another 3... old spoon led the bulldogs with 16 points... tyson carter had 15 off the bench.... mississippi state led 44-23 at the half... the bulldogs down the rebels 79-62..... ben howland: 'really fun for me and my team. we played so hard. incredible defensively in that first half. really exerted our will in terms of our defense and then really took great shots, distributed the ball. every change they made defensively, our guys did a great job defensively of handling it.' andy kennedy: 'yea it's been difficult to watch man when you know how hard it's been to build it, but i tell our guys all the time, is sports, college especially, it's like climbing a mountain. every little step up you gotta calculate, but you gotta hold on tight or you're gonna plummed to the bottom.' thanks jim... something had to give today in lexington.... either alabama was going to snap an 8 game losing streak to kentucky, or the wildcats were going to snap their 4 game skid.... 2nd half.... three minutes and change to go.... kentucky up 2.... quade green finds jarred vanderbilt who slams it home!!! kentucky goes on to win 81-71... the crimson tide visit number 10 auburn wednesday night.... perhaps the tigers were looking ahead to that wednesday night showdown with alabama.... bruce pearl's club came out flat at south carolina.... the gamecocks opened up a 33 to 11 first half lead after this justin minaya lay-up... south carolina led 46-25 at the half.... but, auburn made it a game in the 2nd half... the tigers cut the deficit to 8 after desean murray gets rebound, hoop, and harm... auburn would get as close as 5 points before south carolina surges late to win 84-75.... our last two area high school basketball division champions were crowned tonight in senatobia.... ingomar earned the sweep in division 1-2a... the lady falcons downed new site 52-32... the ingomar boys topped walnut 72-43... a pair of area boys soccer teams competed for state championships today.... amory came oh so close to capturing that elusive state title, but the panthers fell to st. stanislaus 1-nil... saltillo defeated long beach 3-1 to win the 5a championship, the first state title in school history... switching gears to baseball.... mississippi state opened the 2018 season friday afternoon with an 11-0 loss at southern miss... but, as i always say, the best thing about baseball is that you usually get to play 'em again the next day.... diamond dawgs trying to split the series.... pick it up in the top of the 6th inning..... msu trailing 5-2.... hunter vansau tries to stretch a double into a triple and he's gunned down at 3rd.... 9th inning.... bulldogs trailing 7-3.... justin foscue drives in tanner allen on a sacrifice fly to center.... msu down 7 to 4.... matt wallner makes a diving catch to rob jake mangum of a hit and end the ballgame... southern miss holds on for a 7-4 win... the series finale begins sunday at 1 pm.... in oxford, ole miss defeated winthrop 8-1... the start of that game was delayed until 6 o'clock... the rebels go for the sweep beginning at 12:30 tomorrow... the bigger than ball foundation hosted a speaker's series today at the orchard church in tupelo... bigger than ball is the foundation started by tcps head baseball coach will lowrey... bigger than ball describes itself as a network of coaches using our sports platform to create positive change.... one of today's speakers was derek jones.... jones is a former ole miss defensive back who has been on david cutcliffe's staff at duke since 2008.... jones, whoserves asduke's defensive backs coach, was recently named associate head coach for the blue devils... jones says david cutcliffe has had an immense impact on his life.... derek jones: 'well coach cutcliffe ties in to exaclty what i'm talking about. he's a guy that i met at a very early age in my life. he gave me his first job as a football coach back in 1998, i think it was at ole miss as a graduate assistant. he taught me a lot of valuable lessons about manhood. i've had multiple chances to leave duke university, but when you work for a guy that teaches you something everyday that you know you're gonna be a better man as a result of working with and working for, it's kind of hard to look at the grass anywhere else and feel like it's greener.' there's a look at sports, we're back after