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No. 15 Mississippi State takes care of Virginia, takes Duel in the Desert crown

Led by freshman phenom Rickea Jackson, the Bulldogs head back to Starkville at 11-2. MSU Athletics

As the offense came to play, Mississippi State was off and running from opening tip.

Jackson, who matched her total of 17 points in Thursday’s win over South Florida, continues to emerge as one of the Bulldogs primary scorers. Jessika Carter returned to form with a Double-double that included 13 points, 15 boards, along with a pair of blocks. Carter kept the Cavaliers outside the paint throughout the game, reassuring the basketball world that she is a capable center.

Additionally, the Bulldogs got support from their second unit, as JaMya Mingo-Young and Xaria Wiggins combined for 16 points. Both proven scorers, Mingo-Young and Wiggins can create their own shot and get the Bulldogs on a run when needed.

Though she posted just five points, point guard Myah Taylor has showcased a new part of her game as of late, setting up teammates and creating turnovers. That said, Taylor recorded eight assists and two steals. As she is steadily developing into an all-round point guard, expect Taylor fill the stat line in all areas sooner rather than later.

Hail State!