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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama fan who poisoned the iconic Toomer's Corner oak trees at rival Auburn has been sentenced to three years in prison. Court filings show that Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to damaging an agricultural facility. The sentence requires him to serve at least six months in jail and spend five years on supervised probation.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama guard Andrew Steele had surgery this week on his right ankle. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant says Steele had a two-hour operation Wednesday to fix several issues, including a stress fracture. The Tide plays Stanford today in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

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.

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