STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

No. 10 Mississippi State routs Troy 122-82

Despite another lopsided win where Mississippi State put up over 120 points, coach Vic Schaefer wasn’t happy.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 10:42 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Despite another lopsided win where Mississippi State put up over 120 points, coach Vic Schaefer wasn’t happy.

Only four of his players were on time for the afternoon shootaround and his team gave up way too many points in a 122-82 rout of Troy on Monday night.

“Our immaturity really shows. It’s glaring. Almost to a point that it’s embarrassing,” Schaefer said. “It’s on me. It’s not their fault. It’s my job to teach and coach these young ladies to do the little things. There’s a big picture for me.”

Schaefer was proud of the leadership of his point guard Myah Taylor who threw in a career game and also kept the coach from earning a technical foul prior to the opening tip when he was contemplating starting just those four players. Instead, Taylor helped lift the team up and get them going.

The sophomore point guard had a career-high 20 points in the game and added seven assists, five steals, three rebounds. She was also 8 of 11 shooting.

“I take pride in defense and helping my teammates. I saw with the team that the energy wasn’t there so I tried to show them that we needed to pick it up. I tried to bring that tonight for my team and go out and play as hard as I can.”

The 122-point effort came one game after Mississippi State scored a school-record 124 on Friday night against Murray State.

It was a 28-13 lead for the Bulldogs at the end of the first quarter and they extended that out to 66-38 at the halftime mark after dropping 38 points in the second quarter. Troy won the third quarter by one point but it didn’t put much of a dent into the Bulldogs heavy margin.

The Trojans (3-1) were proud of the work they did rebounding and scoring points, two things they’ve done as well as anyone in the Sun Belt under head coach Chanda Rigby.

Troy leads the country in rebounds and had 51 to the Bulldogs’ 48 and were just eight points off of their 90-point average on the year.

“We’re trying to out-rebound everyone in the country and score more points than everyone else,” Rigby said. “(Mississippi State) is truly a great team. We weren’t used to the level of physicality that Mississippi State plays with but we won the third quarter and I’m really proud of that.”

Despite the struggles on the defensive end and the immaturity of his team that Schaefer spoke of postgame, they had five players score in double figures led by Jordan Danberry’s 24 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Mississippi State center Jessika Carter finished with her second-straight double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds on 8 of 9 shooting. Andra Espinoza-Hunter had 13 points and Aliyah Matharu finished with 10 points.

Troy was paced by Jasmine LeBlanc who had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Jasmine Robinson had 15 points and Alexus Dye had 12 points and 16 rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi State: It was the second-straight game for the Bulldogs to rack up over 100 points but the defense also had its issues with over 80 points surrendered to the Trojans and the rebounding margin uncharacteristically close.

Troy: On the flip side, the Trojans proved themselves on the offensive end against a top 10 team. Troy averaged 90 points a game coming into the night.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 61125

Reported Deaths: 1711
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds5209106
DeSoto328027
Madison228154
Rankin212428
Harrison209832
Jackson192934
Jones176557
Forrest163153
Washington148032
Lauderdale132388
Lee123230
Neshoba119487
Lamar111512
Oktibbeha105235
Lowndes97332
Warren96426
Scott95317
Bolivar93932
Copiah90924
Panola90711
Sunflower90622
Lafayette8699
Holmes84347
Leflore83259
Pike82632
Grenada81220
Yazoo77311
Leake76725
Lincoln74339
Wayne73221
Pontotoc7247
Simpson71126
Monroe69750
Coahoma65910
Tate64523
Marion59918
Adams58025
Covington57811
Winston57115
Marshall5668
George5415
Union51913
Newton51611
Attala49524
Tallahatchie49310
Pearl River48236
Walthall44218
Chickasaw43519
Noxubee41710
Claiborne40013
Smith37713
Jasper3758
Calhoun3748
Clay36814
Alcorn3544
Prentiss3376
Hancock32614
Tishomingo3163
Yalobusha31610
Lawrence3135
Itawamba30710
Tippah30412
Clarke29825
Montgomery2913
Humphreys26911
Tunica2656
Carroll24511
Greene22611
Kemper22315
Perry2217
Quitman2211
Amite2105
Jefferson Davis1986
Webster19712
Jefferson1916
Wilkinson18712
Sharkey1801
Stone1483
Choctaw1264
Benton1240
Franklin1142
Issaquena211
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 89927

Reported Deaths: 1580
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson11650225
Mobile8998191
Montgomery6198143
Madison493225
Tuscaloosa391263
Baldwin317522
Shelby300232
Marshall294730
Unassigned263351
Lee249140
Morgan220615
Etowah191425
DeKalb167713
Elmore158437
Calhoun15359
Walker145763
Houston130912
Dallas128023
Russell12201
Franklin118420
Limestone118313
St. Clair118212
Cullman111311
Colbert107612
Lauderdale105312
Autauga101020
Escambia96515
Talladega89013
Jackson8163
Chambers81438
Tallapoosa80478
Dale77619
Butler75135
Blount7223
Covington70420
Coffee7035
Chilton6976
Pike6547
Barbour5625
Lowndes54624
Marion53524
Marengo51514
Clarke4849
Hale44925
Bullock43711
Perry4284
Winston42811
Wilcox4029
Monroe3884
Randolph38810
Conecuh37110
Bibb3643
Pickens3639
Sumter36118
Washington31011
Macon30813
Lawrence3060
Crenshaw2843
Choctaw27312
Henry2433
Greene24011
Cherokee2337
Geneva2260
Clay2165
Lamar1942
Fayette1695
Cleburne1141
Coosa902
Out of AL00
Tupelo
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 91°
Columbus
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 91°
Oxford
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Starkville
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather