NCAA Basketball

Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-17)


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@ TexA&M 
L 66-68
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vs. SC 
W 68-58
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@ Miss 
L 78-86
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vs. Auburn 
W 79-66
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@ UGa 
L 69-79
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Mississippi St G Newman opts for NBA draft, won't hire agent

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State guard Malik Newman says he will declare for the NBA draft, but won't hire an agent, leaving open the possibility that he could return to school.

Newman made the announcement Tuesday during a news conference on campus. The NCAA adopted a rule last year that allows underclassmen the ability to attend the NBA's pre-draft combine in May and receive an evaluation. The player can then decide whether or not to stay in the draft.

The 6-foot-3 Newman was one of the nation's top recruits, but had an inconsistent freshman season and was plagued by nagging injuries.

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Leaders
Points: G. Ware15.4
Rebounds: G. Ware7.8
Assists: I. Ready4.5
FG%: G. Ware61.4%
FT%: G. Ware75.4%
3P%: M. Newman37.9%
Steals: Q. Weatherspoon1.4
Blocks: G. Ware1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Southeastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
15 Texas A&M 13-5 28-9
10 Kentucky 13-5 27-9
South Carolina 11-7 25-9
LSU 11-7 19-14
Vanderbilt 11-7 19-14
Ole Miss 10-8 20-12
Georgia 10-8 20-14
Florida 9-9 21-15
Arkansas 9-9 16-16
Alabama 8-10 18-15
Mississippi State 7-11 14-17
Tennessee 6-12 15-19
Auburn 5-13 11-20
Missouri 3-15 10-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.9 (141)
Rebounds: 10.5 (197)
Assists: 13.9 (137)
FG%: 45.6% (87)
FT%: 72.5% (73)
3P%: 33.4% (239)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.8 (204)
Rebounds: 24.8 (216)
Assists: 12.5 (128)
FG%: 43.1% (147)
FT%: 69.1% (126)
3P%: 34.3% (162)
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