STARKVILLE, Miss. – It was two years ago and most of the different personnel on both sides. But last time Tennessee visited Mississippi State, Bulldogs Vic Schaefer's coach has suffered since. It was late in February 2017, and Finale had the opportunity to win a regular Bulldogs season before a house packed here by Humphrey Coliseum for a share of SEC's regular season title.
But Tennessee unloaded them, as Schaefer reminded him, "the WNBA of Lady Vols," which won 82-64. The season successfully expanded with Mississippi State with the first tour of the program to the Final Fourth and an exciting win over UConn in the national half-births. But that loss was lost to Tennessee by Schaefer and excellent players played by the State of Mississippi.
On Sunday at pregame breakfast, Schaefer reminded Bulldogs how well they could be if everyone was targeted and in fire. And while it took to the fourth quarter for everything to be fully clicked, State Mississippi became a roaring subject. The Bulldogs 91-63 wins – the worst loss of the SEC to be given to Tennessee – and they have shown that they are among the staff that could be in charge of Tampa, Florida, in April.
This is not news; The Bulldogs No. 6 in the country, 22-1 overall and 10-0 best CSS. But there are other behaviors and behaviors around women's basketball, the Mississippi State has forgotten it, sitting at least just outside of No.1 seed, according to spnW Charlie Creme sperm.
On the way the Bulldogs looked Sunday, especially with their 30th quarter quarter, it is clear that they can play with anyone.
"I do not see any reason why they can not compete for [national] championship, "said Tennessee coach Holly Warlick." They are players of athletes that specialize in many different things, and I think they have a great shot. You can not make many mistakes against you, as you can see. "
Schaefer said, as it was very difficult, he said, "It's a very good day. This was just as good as we had for a long time. And against staff I'm really interested and think they're very good . "
Tennessee was knocking back from a streak to lose a game to achieve the three past games entering the Mississippi State. But Sunday, Lady Vols did not have an initial scorer, searching for Evina Westbrook, who had set the game after asking a class. They received 29 points from Rennia Davis, with only six of them with 2½ minutes left in the third quarter.
Then, led by both the guards and posts, the Bulldogs took out and left the Lady Vols in the dust. The 28-point margin was linked to the worst second loss of Tennessee in the history of the program, following a loss of a 31-point Texas convention in 1984. Lady Vols 28 percent lost to Notre Dame in 2012; The previous 27 of Georgia was lost in 2000.
That's how Mississippi Mississippi can be dead; This went from a close match to an historical blowout in the last 12½ minutes.
It's not just the fifth time the Bulldogs hit Lady Vols. These were unsuccessful until 2016, which finished a 0-36 streak of delay in a series, for sure the SEC was just 30 years. Even against the best Mississippi State staff – and there were some good ones – always won Tennessee.
Now, the Lady Vols (15-8 overall, 4-6 SEC) needs to finish the season strongly to request the NCAA tournament. These are the only teams that play in each competition since it started in 1982.
Many have changed many in the CSS women's basketball power structure in recent years, and the Mississippi State is a big part of that. The Bulldogs won their first regular season-season season at 16-0 and made a trip back to the Fourth, this time losing a break into Notre Dame at the end of the NCAA.
They still did not win the SEC tournament title – they will try this in Greenville, South Carolina next month – and, of course, they are still looking for their first national championship. But Hump Sunday had a lot of happy faces, celebrating 10,021 fans with a team, – despite the loss of four starts for the second consecutive year – trying to be the best country.
The Teaira McCowan Center was heading 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots, and Anriel Howard also doubled with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
But the Bulldogs guard was also playing exceptional Sundays. Jordan Jordan Danberry, who was transferred to Mississippi State from Arkansas, was only 2.8 points and 9.6 minutes last season for the Bulldogs playing behind those of those who were Victoria Vivians, Roshunda Johnson, Blair Schaefer and Morgan William. This year, Danberry averages 13.3 points and 26.5 minutes. On Sunday, he scored 20-point shooting 10-a-15.
Jazzmun Holmes's average contest was 4.2 points average and 14.8 minutes last season; This year, these numbers are 7.8 and 28.4, plus it has 119 assisted with 26 recoveries. Holmes had eight points, eight help and one turnover against the Lady Vols. Sophomores Bre & Amber Scott, 13 points, and Andra Espinoza-Hunter, transferred from UConn with 11 points, as well as the outline attack.
The sophomore Bulldogs Chloe Bibby, which had been a 3-point platform before losing the knee injury that suffered on January 17, lost. But they were able to do the lack.
3 No. Oregon is the only team that beat Mississippi State this season; the Caoimh No. 11 Stanford 88-48 Sunday. The Bulldogs finish the regular season by hosting Missouri, Vanderbilt and LSU and go to Texas A & M, Ole Miss and South Carolina. The gamecatch with the Gamecocks, on March 3 in Columbia, South Carolina, may have the regular season title.
Work has yet to be done, but Mississippi State made a statement against the Lady Vols. Of course, you could say that the Bulldogs were doing all during the year. But it was really high Sunday.
"I'm very proud of my team," Schaefer said. "Fear, they were special today."
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