The Longhorns are in crisis. The defense is in shambles, coach Mack Brown is facing rampant speculation that his job is on the line and the season is on the brink of collapse.
Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin, 57-46, on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA Tournament win since 2002.
Kelsey Bone had 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 10 Texas A&M to an 82-53 victory over the Rebels.
Elston Turner had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 69-67 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night.
Shaking off more than three quarters of mistake-riddled football, Johnny Manziel rushed for a 29-yard touchdown and then threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Swope in the fourth quarter as Texas A&M rallied for a 30-27 victory over Mississippi on Saturday night.
Texas A&M and Mississippi are two programs that have new quarterbacks, new head coaches and run a similar offense.
Texas started by running over Mississippi’s defense. Then they ran around it. Finally, they let quarterback David Ash get in on the fun, lobbing long touchdowns as Texas clobbered Mississippi 66-31 on Saturday night.
Two victories in two games have helped soothe some of Mississippi’s embarrassment after an abysmal 2011 season.
TCU defeated Mississippi 7-4 on Monday night to advance to a super regional against UCLA. “This is a big day in the history of our program,” TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said.
Former Arizona State and Mississippi men’s basketball coach Rob Evans will be an assistant on Tony Benford’s new staff at North Texas.
The tension showed on Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy’s face after his Rebels squeezed past SMU with a 50-48 win on Tuesday. Simply put, it was ugly.