Mississippi State women wrap up SEC regular-season title

The Bulldogs beat Texas A&M 76-55 Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Feb. 19, 2018 12:03 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Victoria Vivians had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 2 Mississippi State wrapped up the school's first Southeastern Conference championship in any sport, beating No. 17 Texas A&M 76-55 on Sunday.

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An 11-0 gave the Bulldogs (28-0, 14-0) a double digit lead that they would hold for the majority of the game. Roshunda Johnson and Vivians each hit two 3-pointers during the stretch.

Aggies freshman Chennedy Carter scored 16 of their first 21 points and finished with 31 on 12-of-29 shooting. She was just 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

While the Aggies were nearly one-dimensional with the exception of Anriel Howard (14 points and 10 rebounds), the Bulldogs had too many options than A&M could handle. Along with Vivians, Johnson had 16 points, and McCowan added her 20th double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Morgan William had 12 points and seven rebounds, Blair Schaefer finished with 11 points.

Mississippi State held the Aggies to 32 percent from the field and allowed just one long ball in 12 tries. The Aggies did hold the edge on the rebounds with 43-36.

The Bulldogs had clinched at least a share of the conference title as well as the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament on Thursday night with a 95-50 win at Vanderbilt.

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