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WTVA Saturday night sportscast

March 16, 2019

Posted: Mar 16, 2019 10:37 PM
Updated: Mar 16, 2019 10:37 PM

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with dan mullen looking on, mississippi state took friday's sec opener at florida 6 to 5.... with rain in sunday's forecast, the diamond dawgs and gatorsplayed two today... msu going for a third straight series win over florida.... top of the 1st... the mayor sets the tone.... jake mangum cracks a lead- off homer.... his first of the season.... j.t. ginn brought the big league stuff... bottom of the first.... brady mcconnell........ thank you, next! ginn struck out 11 gators in 6 and a third innings of work.... top of the 4th.... still a 1-0 msu lead.... tanner allen changes that with one swing of the bat..... elijah macnamee would also homer... msu racks up 17 hits in their 10-5 series clinching win... florida would avoid the sweep with a 4-2 victory in game 2 of the doubleheader.... the 18-2 bulldogs return to action tuesday night at home against little rock. ole miss looking for a series win over alabama.... bottom 2.... rebs down 2-0.... grae kessinger drives in cooper johnson with an rbi single to left... that sparks the ole miss offense.... later in the frame.... ryan olenek singles... thomas dillard scores... ole miss led 5-2 after 2.... alabama would rally to take a 6-5 lead... rebels tie it at 6.... in the top of the 8th... alabama's drew williamson chops one just past tyler keenan at 3rd.... two runs score... alabama wins 8-6.... rubber match set for 1:30 tomorrow.. to the high school baseball diamond.... saltillo taking on new albany at the saltillo spring break tournament... tigers down 6-1 in the bottom of the 4th.... drew capobianco draws a bases loaded walk.... but that's all saltillo would get in the frame.... next inning..... charlie lott grounds to short.... drew vance beats the throw home.... a couple batters later, zach ball blows it open with a two-run double.... new albany wins this one 12 to 4.... switching gears to basketball. itwassemifinal saturday at the sec tournament in nashville. first up was auburn and florida.... auburn looking to reach the championship game for the first time since 2000.... michael white and the 8th seeded gators had other ideas... just over a minute to go.... auburn up three.... kevarrius hayes gets a wide open dunk... one point game... less than 20 seconds to play.... auburn still up 1... jared harper...cold blooded three... harper scored a game-high 20.... this one ends in some controversy. florida with one last chance to tie it.... andrew nembhard is mugged as he shoots the desperation three.... no call.... auburn wins 65-62. the gators hope they did enough to earn an ncaa bid.... bruce pearl: 'i wanted a foul, but bryce waited until nembhard got a little too close to the basket and then began to start his movement to shoot the basketball. whether nembhard got tied up cleanly or there was some contact obviously they passed on it, and we were fortunate.' auburn gets the kentucky tennessee winner in tomorrow's championship. wildcats led by 8 with less than 3 to go, but here come the vols.... grant williams' three gives tennessee a one-point lead... p.j. washington gives kentucky the lead right back... with 30 seconds to go, lamonte turner gets buckets..... tennessee wins 82-78. vols looking for their first sec tourney title since 1979.... one final note. johnny manziel has been assigned to the memphis express of the aaf.. that's sports, we're back after this.
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