McCowan powers Mississippi State women past Auburn 85-59

McCowan had 22 points and 10 rebounds in three quarters to power No. 7 Mississippi State's 85-59 rout of Auburn on Monday night.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 9:08 PM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Teaira McCowan and Jessika Carter could hardly miss, either around the basket or from the free throw line.

McCowan had 22 points and 10 rebounds in three quarters to power No. 7 Mississippi State's 85-59 rout of Auburn on Monday night.

She and Carter missed only one shot between them.

"They're both big targets down there," Bulldogs point guard Jazzmun Holmes said. "If we can get it over the first line of defense and get in it to them, we have a pretty good chance of scoring."

The chances were better than pretty good in this one.

The Bulldogs (16-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) led the whole way and shot 53 percent while holding the Tigers (14-3, 2-2) to a season-low in points.

Mississippi State dominated inside, outrebounding Auburn 43-24 and getting big games from both McCowan and Carter.

McCowan made 9 of 10 shots and all four free throw attempts while blocking three shots. She sat out the fourth quarter with the Bulldogs holding a big lead.

Carter was similarly efficient at center, making all four shots for 14 points. Neither center missed in a combined 10 free throw attempts, six for Carter and four for McCowan.

"We really felt like we needed to be able to play and kind of dominate that position, and I thought we did," Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer said.

Chloe Bibby made three 3-pointers and scored 11 while Jordan Danberry had 10 points.

Daisa Alexander led Auburn with 18 points. Brooke Moore scored 16, including four 3-pointers, and Crystal Primm finished with 14.

"Mississippi State's a very good team," Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. "I thought we did a very good job; we were only down by 10 at the half.

"It's just a tough game to continue to play that way. They got some transition baskets there that kind of blew the lead a little bit."

Auburn got a glimmer of hope when McCowan picked up her third foul eight seconds into the second half. But she stayed in the game and out of further trouble and the Bulldogs' 38-28 halftime lead kept growing.

The Tigers' difficult matchup with McCowan and Carter got tougher with 6-foot-3 forward Unique Thompson limited by foul trouble. She scored two points, 11 below her average, in 22 minutes.

"She's our only big post player," Williams-Flournoy said. "It was tough at that point."

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 320292

Reported Deaths: 7390
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto22299271
Hinds20782424
Harrison18455317
Rankin13933282
Jackson13740249
Madison10276225
Lee10068176
Jones8475167
Forrest7845153
Lauderdale7263242
Lowndes6524150
Lamar636688
Lafayette6315121
Washington5427138
Bolivar4842133
Panola4671110
Oktibbeha466398
Pearl River4610148
Marshall4576105
Warren4440121
Pontotoc426173
Monroe4163136
Union415977
Neshoba4066180
Lincoln4009113
Hancock387687
Leflore3516125
Tate342586
Sunflower339491
Pike3374111
Alcorn327474
Scott320374
Yazoo314771
Adams308586
Itawamba305178
Copiah299966
Coahoma299084
Simpson298689
Tippah292468
Prentiss284461
Leake272474
Marion271480
Covington267283
Wayne264842
Grenada264087
George252451
Newton249064
Tishomingo232469
Winston230382
Jasper222148
Attala215173
Chickasaw210759
Holmes190574
Stone188833
Clay187954
Tallahatchie180041
Clarke178980
Calhoun174232
Yalobusha167940
Smith164134
Walthall135547
Greene131934
Lawrence131424
Montgomery128943
Noxubee128034
Perry127538
Amite126542
Carroll122330
Webster115132
Jefferson Davis108534
Tunica108127
Claiborne103130
Benton102325
Humphreys97533
Kemper96729
Franklin85023
Quitman82316
Choctaw79218
Wilkinson69632
Jefferson66328
Sharkey50917
Issaquena1696
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 549394

Reported Deaths: 11328
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson810851571
Mobile42180832
Madison35733524
Tuscaloosa26186460
Shelby25638255
Montgomery25103615
Baldwin21921314
Lee16301176
Calhoun14725329
Morgan14650286
Etowah14192364
Marshall12465230
Houston10798289
Elmore10302214
Limestone10191157
St. Clair10166251
Cullman9975201
Lauderdale9621250
DeKalb8978190
Talladega8467184
Walker7351281
Autauga7244113
Jackson6993113
Blount6957139
Colbert6418140
Coffee5650128
Dale4931116
Russell455241
Chilton4476116
Franklin432082
Covington4283123
Tallapoosa4137155
Escambia402380
Chambers3731124
Dallas3609158
Clarke353361
Marion3264107
Pike314878
Lawrence3135100
Winston283672
Bibb268664
Geneva258782
Marengo250566
Pickens237062
Barbour234460
Hale227078
Butler225071
Fayette219763
Henry194844
Randolph187744
Cherokee187545
Monroe181041
Washington170639
Macon163051
Clay160159
Crenshaw156157
Cleburne153744
Lamar147237
Lowndes142154
Wilcox126830
Bullock124642
Conecuh113830
Coosa112129
Perry108826
Sumter106032
Greene93734
Choctaw62125
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 94°
Columbus
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 96°
Oxford
Partly Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 88°
Starkville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 89°
More hot and humid conditions will be in store for our area on Friday. We will see some isolated showers and thunderstorms as the rule on Friday. All of this will be due to some bits and pieces of low pressure working their way through our area.
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather