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Mississippi State women rout Texas 67-49

The Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with their third true road win and first against a top-10 squad this season.

Posted: Dec 2, 2018 7:16 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (MSU Athletics/WTVA) - In a huge Top 10 showdown, the No. 6 Mississippi State women’s basketball team looked impressive in a 67-49 victory over No. 10 Texas Sunday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center.

The Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with their third true road win and first against a top-10 squad this season. For the first time in school history, State held a top-10 team to less than 50 points.

The Bulldogs have won 44 straight non-conference games, while gaining a victory for the Southeastern Conference in the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

“I’m awfully proud of my team today,” head coach Vic Schaefer said. “These two [Jazzmun Holmes and Teaira McCowan] were special. In a big game, in big moments, there’s so many moments in a game like this. You have two top-10 teams battling. I mean it was a battle. That’s who we are at Mississippi State. That’s how we play the game. That’s how we honor the game, and I’m really proud of our kids.”

Jazzmun Holmes scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Bulldogs. Other players in double figures included Chloe Bibby (14 points), Teaira McCowan (13 points) and Jordan Danberry (12 points).

McCowan collected her sixth double-double on the season with 12 rebounds, breaking the MSU career record with 1,109 boards as a Bulldog. The previous mark was held by LaToya Thomas with 1,108.

Holmes had a complete all-around day with 7-of-11 shooting, a pair of rebounds and a pair of assists.

The Bulldogs took control of the game late in the first quarter. The Bulldogs scored the final 10 points of the quarter to take an 18-9 advantage. It was a story of balanced scoring as Anriel Howard, McCowan and Danberry combined for the final three baskets of the quarter.

In the second quarter, MSU kept the defensive pressure up, while scoring the first six points to extend the run to 16-0. A basket by Howard capped the run as the Longhorns were held better than eight minutes without a point.

The Bulldogs kept that early momentum to lead 36-22 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Jessika Carter scored to cap an 8-0 run for the Bulldogs. That pushed the lead to 48-24 with 4:07 left in the quarter. The lead grew to 26 before a 10-0 run by the Longhorns late in the contest.

For the game, the Bulldogs were 29-of-66 from the field (44.6 percent), 3-of-9 from 3-point range (33.3 percent) and 6-of-8 from the foul line (75.0 percent). The Longhorns hit 20 of 46 shots from the field (43.5 percent), 3 of 11 shots from 3-point range (27.3 percent) and 6 of 11 shots from the foul line (54.5 percent).

Texas (7-1) received 16 points and eight rebounds from Sug Sutton.

MSU will host Marquette at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Humphrey Coliseum. The game will air on the SEC Network+.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 312608

Reported Deaths: 7221
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