It was just another day at the office for the maroon and white, as seventh ranked Mississippi State handled Florida with ease in a 90-42 rout. Led by Anriel Howard’s 21 points and eight rebounds, the Bulldogs made their statement clear. Howard has panned out to be one of the game’s most lethal and reliable scorers, as she is not afraid of the moment.
That said, we also had our chance to see the depth on this year’s squad, as the Bulldogs can go 12 deep. The bench was responsible for 43 of Mississippi State’s 90 points. Bre’Amber Scott posted 15, nine of which were from distance. She went three for three from beyond the arc and stepped in without hesitation.
Xaria Wiggins and Myah Taylor, a capable duo combined for 18 as well. Expect Scott, Wiggins, and Taylor to gain more minutes going forward. All three are proving to be reliable on both ends of the floor. In the absence of Chloe Bibby, there is plenty of depth to fill the void.
Mississippi State, now 18-1 and 6-0 in SEC play, still has a long road ahead, as a national championship is the goal. While the Bulldogs are still in prime position to make a run, there is still a lot of work to be done.
Mississippi State travels back to Starkville and will play host to arch rival Ole Miss on Sunday at 2:00 P.M.