Links Aplenty

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Oh, where to begin? I guess with the big news from Wednesday: Maurice Langston‘s arrest and subsequent suspension from the football team. This look bad for Langston, and it’s a blow to MSU if he isn’t reinstated to the team. Langston was expected to help shore up the cornerback position, which is thin on experience and talent.

To brighter news, here is my account of the Bulldog basketball team’s 80-71 win over Florida. It now becomes very simple for State: Beat Ole Mis on Saturday, and you earn the No. 3 seed and a first-round matchup with Georgia in the SEC Tournament; lose, and it’s a No. 4 seed and a game with Vanderbilt, which stunned LSU last night. Speaking of wacky results, Georgia beat Kentucky. But back to MSU, I failed to note in my story that point guard Dee Bost set a school freshman record for single-season assists. His four last night gives him 130, breaking Jamont Gordon‘s mark of 129 (2005-06).

There was, of course, some bad news last night for State: The severely dislocated ankle suffered by Elgin Bailey. He had X-rays last night and was to see doctors this morning to determine the need for surgery. We should know the answer to that within the next couple hours.

On the women’s side of things, MSU opens SEC Tournament play at 9 p.m. today against South Carolina. More on that later.

Finally, on the baseball front, MSU is in Honolulu getting ready for a four-game set against Hawaii. They better enjoy it, because coach John Cohen probably won’t schedule this trip again. Junior lefty Tyler Whitney will start today’s game, which begins at 10:35 Central. Also, the MSU softball team is there playing for the first time.

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6 Responses to “Links Aplenty”

  1. msudawginbama Says:

    i hope they can fix Elgin up. just the way it seems to go…. he was having one of the best games he had played all year, and a freak thing like that ends his season.
    i thought he had broken his ankle…. looked awful.

  2. mrstate Says:

    Mr Locke, your story on Jeff Brantley and John Cohen said they were teammates.. Better check that again. They were not on the same team, although they both went to Hawaii. Brantley in 1985 and Cohen in 1989.

  3. imabulldog Says:

    All love to EB-tough kid, and we all knew how bad it was when he came down. Not to mention his shoe turned sideways.

    Great win for the Dawgs!

  4. Brad Locke Says:

    Thanks, mrstate. I guess I read into his comments that they were teammates. I’ll double-check that.

  5. biloxi13 Says:

    Mrstate is correct. Brantley was drafted in June of 1985. Cohen was a freshman at Birmingham Southern in the Fall of 1985 and played the 1986 season with them before transferring to State in the fall of 1986.

  6. Brad Locke Says:

    I’ll run a correction in tomorrow’s Journal. Thanks again.

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