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Posted on March 23, 2013 at 2:36 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twelfth-seeded Mississippi swept past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 yesterday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002. Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half.

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Valley State will play the remainder of its home baseball games at Greenville's Legion Field. Athletic director Ashley Robinson says unsafe playing conditions at Valley's field in Itta Bena prompted the decision. Robinson says playing field is not suitable or safe enough to have baseball players risking a possible injury.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU sophomore Rheagan Courville has been named the 2013 Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Year. Courville learned of the recognition yesterday during the awards session on practice day at the SEC Championship in North Little Rock, Ark.

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) — Hal Sutton, Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin and Roger Chapman shot 3-under 69 in light rain yesterday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. The 54-year-old Sutton was the most surprising player among the leaders at Fallen Oak. Winless since the PGA Tour's 2001 Houston Open, he had his left hip replaced in October.

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