No. 2 Mississippi State continues to make it look easy, as Victoria Vivians and Roshunda Johnson led the Bulldogs to 28-0 following a 76-55 victory over No. 17 Texas A&M. The Aggies have been a threat all season, but had no answer for head coach Vic Schaefer’s squad. It was another strong performance that left no room for error, having brought out the best in every Bulldog.
Vivians had that same look in her eye, one that will not disappear until the ultimate goal of a national championship is reached. Her 26 point and 12 rebounds came easy, as Vivians’ double-double showed why she is the nation’s best. Though with four personal fouls, she was able to finish the game. It was another day at the office for Vivians, and she continues to combine leadership with an all-around game.
Johnson has been on a tear as of late with no signs of slowing down. She filled the stat line with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Her game has skyrocketed to a point where she has drawn more and more attention. Johnson looks comfortable and unafraid to pull the trigger when given the opportunity.
Teaira McCowan had yet another double-double, as her 11 points and 11 rebounds kept Texas A&M out of the paint. She added two blocks but committed five turnovers. Blair Schaefer added 11 points, shooting three of six from beyond the arc. Morgan William recorded 12 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and a steal.
Though Chennedy Carter came off the bench and put forth a game-high 31 points, the Bulldogs had their way with the Aggies. Mississippi State tends to relax at times, but their coach is right there to bring them back to life. Overall, the Bulldogs continue to look the part, as their championship aspirations are that much brighter.