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WTVA Sunday sportscast

March 18, 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 18 21:12:55 PDT 2018
Updated: Sun Mar 18 21:12:55 PDT 2018

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morning in the second round of the nit.... the bulldogs faced top seeded baylor..... msu making itsfirst trip to waco.... nick weatherspoon returned to the starting line-up, andlook who got the first field goal for guessed it, nick weatherspoon... young spoon finished with 6 points in 24 minutes of action.... later first quarter....xavian stapleton hits the 3.....he's got nit range.... stapleton finished with 15 points.....bulldogs led 24-15 after a quarter..... msu starts to run away with it in the 2nd quarter..... tyson carter connects from downtown.... bulldogs open a 20 point lead... carter had a team high 19 points off the bench.... msu led 47-33 at halftime.... the bears claw back into the game in the third quarter.... sets up an incredible finish.... less than a minute to go....baylor up 3....tyson carter ties it with the clutch 3.... 10 seconds to go......baylor's manu lecompte drives and banks home the floater.... bears up 2..... no timeouts left for msu.... q says, i got this..... quinndary weatherspoon catch, release, ballgame!!!! q sends msu into into the nit quarterfinals.... bulldogs win a 78-77 thriller.... this was q's 4th game winner in his three seasons at msu... ben howland: 'this one right here, god was with us today cause that thing hit the front of the rim he had good rotation on it had just enough arc where we got the roll. and obviously our bench it was just so exciting.' quinndary weatherspoon: 'yea i think i had got a good shot. i really thought it was hard...honestly.......(h owland) 'you thought it was what? (weatherspoon) 'i thought it was hard. i thought i had shot it too hard but it was short and i was able to get the shooters roll. the commentator says they've got soft rims so i appreciate that.' next up for msu is the winner of the middle tennessee louisville game.... kermit davis will be introduced at ole miss tomorrow at 5:30 in the pavilion.... tonight, davis was focused on beating the cardinals.... nick king throws down a dunk to tie it at 4.... but louisville starts to pull away in the second quarter.... quinten snider buries a long range jumper... cardinals win 84-68.... mississippi state plays at louisville 8 pm tuesday... kermit davis junior turns his attention to ole miss.... the mississippi state women will play again tomorrow night.... the bulldogs face oklahoma state at 8 pm.... these two teams met back in december.. msu defeated the cowgirls 79-76... wtva sports director jim holder previews the re-match... jim: "most of mississippi state's victories this season have been blowouts, but one game that was not was the oklahoma state game back on december 3. it was in the big 12-sec challenge. msu won here at the hump, 79-76. they'll now meet again in the second round, and vic schaefer expects another tough matchup." vic: "i'm sure that our game here hasn't left their mind. they played us awfully well, and they probably want another shot. they really looked laser focused to me. their size, they're physical and their guard display is sharp. they've got a sixth year senior out there. it's a veteran ball club." victoria: "they have good guard play and inside game. i feel like if we play our game, we have nothing to worry about. we have to lock down on defense, and let our offense come to us, and we'll come out with the win." blair: "when you have a team come in, and you have to prepare for someone that's so good at something, i feel like it's a focus thing. if we all come in as a team, and we're like, we've got to do these things or we will not win, then as a team, i feel like we'll get locked in." vic: "and they're well coached, by the way, that guy, you know, i've known jim a long time, he and his staff do a really good job, they are really good at what they do, and so, it should be a heck of a game monday night if we play." jim: "and again, the bulldogs and the cowgirls tip off at 8 p.m. monday here at the hump. reporting in starkville, jim holder, wtva 9 sports." thanks jim.... the second round of the men's tournament concludes tonight... kentucky was the first sec team to advance into the sweet 16.... both auburn and texas a m had opportunities to do so today.... the aggies turned a lot of heads today against the defending champs from north carolina..... first half...unc up 3......tyler davis gets hoop and harm deep in the post.... all aggies after that.... texas a m ends the first half on a 29 to 8 run.... tj starks with the exclamation point from downtown.... texas a m obliterates north carolina 86-65.... auburn unable to get to the sweet 16 for the first time in 15 years... the tigers fall to the clemson tigers 84-53.... switching gears to baseball... on saturday, ole miss defeated tennessee 7-1 to even its series with the volunteers.... to swayze field we go for the rubber match..... rebels waste little time getting on the board.... bottom 1, jacob adams does his best brian dozier imitation and leads the game off with a home run.... his 2nd of the season.... bottom 8, ole miss up 3-0.... thomas dillard delivers some insurance in the form of a 2 run homer... dillard's 5th big fly of the year.... rebels win the series and improve to 19-2 with a 5-0 victory.... ole miss hosts new orleans on tuesday and goes to texas a m next weekend.. mississippi state trying to avoid being swept by vanderbilt.... diamond dawgs take a 2-0 lead in the third on a wild pitch.... vandy would score 4 in the 5th... dogs trying to rally in the 6th... jordan westburg drives in a run... that's as close as the dawgs would get.... commordores win 4-3 to complete the sweep.... msu hosts alcorn state tuesday, texas southern wednesday, and goes to missouri this weekend.... that's sports, we're back after this...
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