STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Mississippi State women remain perfect in Cancun

The Bulldogs downed Green Bay 67-46.

Posted: Nov 25, 2017 9:20 PM

CANCUN, Mexico (WTVA/MSU Athletics) - No. 3 Mississippi State shook off fatigue with some great defense to beat Green Bay 67-46 in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Cancun Challenge.

The Bulldogs finished the three-day event at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya with a 3-0 record, while moving to 6-0 overall.

Victoria Vivians led four Bulldogs in double figures with 17 points. Roshunda Johnson added 14 points, while Blair Schaefer had 13 points and Morgan William had 10 points. Teaira McCowan barely missed her third double-double in the tournament with nine points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

William had five assists, while Johnson had three steals and McCowan had three blocks.

“Green Bay is really good,” MSU head coach Vic Schaefer said. “I thought the kids were special today. I am proud of the kids. We had a 6:50 a.m. scout on the outside court. The kids were attentive and they took it to the court.”

The Bulldogs started strong on the defensive end. A 12-0 run allowed the squad to grab a 14-3 lead. Green Bay was held to one field goal for better than seven minutes to start the game.

A 3-pointer by Johnson capped the run. Vivians scored the final five points of the quarter as the Bulldogs led 17-6 after one quarter.

A 3-pointer and follow-up basket by Schaefer ran the lead to 20-6 with 9:08 left in the half. A layup by McCowan would later run the lead to 18 at 31-13 with 2:21 left in the half.

“We knew what were capable of doing,” Vivians said. “We came out focused. We watched film last week and were prepared. When we share the basketball and get everybody involved, we are unstoppable.”

Green Bay pulled back within 12 in the early stages of the third quarter. A 12-0 MSU run pushed the lead to 49-24 late in the third quarter.

For the contest, MSU hit 22 of 57 shots from the field (38.6 percent), 10 of 23 shots from 3-point range (43.5 percent) and 13 of 19 shots from the foul line (68.4 percent). Green Bay hit 19 of 56 shots from the field (33.9 percent), 5 of 15 shots from 3-point range (33.3 percent) and 3 of 4 shots from the foul line (75.0 percent).

Through six contests this season, State has made double-digit shots behind the arc in three of those games, one less than last year’s total of four.

Green Bay held a 40-33 rebounding advantage. The Bulldogs had 11 assists and nine turnovers, while the Phoenix had nine assists and 17 turnovers.

Green Bay (5-1) received 14 points from Jessica Lindstrom and seven rebounds from Frankie Wurtz. It was the lowest point total for the Phoenix since a 43-point outing against Rutgers on Nov. 28, 2015.

MSU shot the highest percentage from the field allowed by Green Bay this season and also collected the most points allowed through six games. The Phoenix tallied their lowest point total since Nov. 28, 2015.

MSU will play Louisiana at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. On the eve of the game, the Central Chapter of the MSU Alumni Association will host a free event and team meet and greet at the Westin in Jackson beginning at 6 p.m.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 352891

Reported Deaths: 7597
CountyCasesDeaths
Hinds24704451
DeSoto23619283
Harrison21395335
Jackson15984255
Rankin15957294
Madison11224227
Lee10952180
Jones9316171
Forrest9136163
Lauderdale8211244
Lamar736590
Lowndes7253152
Lafayette6658125
Washington5681140
Pearl River5396155
Oktibbeha506598
Bolivar5022134
Warren4828128
Panola4823112
Marshall4759106
Pontotoc455773
Neshoba4487181
Hancock444488
Union441479
Monroe4390138
Lincoln4247116
Pike3771114
Leflore3696125
Alcorn362474
Tate356188
Sunflower351794
Adams350690
Scott349177
Yazoo344877
Copiah333569
Simpson329191
Itawamba318581
Tippah316569
Coahoma316385
Covington305584
Prentiss304163
Leake291976
Marion291882
George285851
Wayne282345
Grenada272488
Newton269264
Tishomingo241670
Stone240038
Winston238484
Jasper236248
Attala229974
Chickasaw222760
Clay204654
Holmes204374
Clarke190480
Tallahatchie185842
Smith184936
Calhoun184632
Yalobusha174241
Walthall151249
Lawrence146426
Greene144735
Amite140144
Noxubee137635
Perry137038
Montgomery134644
Carroll127531
Webster125132
Jefferson Davis121334
Tunica116627
Benton108425
Claiborne106131
Kemper105029
Humphreys102533
Franklin88724
Quitman86819
Choctaw83619
Wilkinson79632
Jefferson72328
Sharkey52018
Issaquena1746
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 595816

Reported Deaths: 11561
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson865251591
Mobile50436872
Madison37905534
Shelby27652260
Tuscaloosa27422465
Montgomery26428628
Baldwin26175329
Lee17414181
Calhoun15549334
Morgan15265291
Etowah15106372
Marshall13248236
Houston12297294
Elmore11006220
St. Clair10903252
Limestone10867158
Cullman10643206
Lauderdale10374255
DeKalb9603193
Talladega9032188
Walker7873288
Autauga7635114
Blount7463140
Jackson7450117
Colbert6780142
Coffee6515132
Dale5803117
Covington4864125
Russell483543
Chilton4828117
Franklin465681
Tallapoosa4591156
Escambia457583
Chambers4007125
Dallas3756164
Clarke374663
Marion3490107
Pike336979
Lawrence3280100
Winston301973
Bibb293766
Geneva293083
Marengo263867
Barbour254361
Pickens247962
Butler243672
Hale236979
Fayette228565
Henry218845
Monroe206941
Randolph203844
Cherokee201748
Washington189439
Macon172252
Crenshaw171758
Clay167659
Cleburne161845
Lamar152638
Lowndes146555
Wilcox132731
Bullock126542
Conecuh123032
Coosa119729
Perry111228
Sumter110933
Greene99937
Choctaw64525
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 87°
Columbus
Partly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 91°
Oxford
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 84°
Starkville
Partly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 91°
Friday will be just a little warmer in the morning due to some cloud cover in the area. We will see some isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up over portions of our area due to a little bit of low pressure flowing through the area.
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather