Shocked at home, the Bulldogs looked out of sorts and are in dire need of a solution going forward.
The Bulldogs were simply outmatched when all was said and done. As they will be on their way to Lafayette to take on Louisiana next Monday, the team must make the necessary adjustments beforehand.
Jordan Danberry led the way with 19 points and six rebounds, five of which were on the defensive end. Jessika Carter followed suit, having posted 11 points and eight boards. Though both had an impact on the game, Danberry and Carter combined for 11 turnovers and found themselves in foul trouble throughout.
Point guard Myah Taylor, Mississippi State’s most lethal offensive weapon in transition struggled as well. With eight points and six assists, Taylor ultimately would foul out. That said, Taylor took care of the ball, having committed just one turnover.
Andra Espinoza-Hunter could not hit from distance, as she shot 0-3. Espinoza-Hunter must find her shot if the Bulldogs wish to impose their will as they have earlier this year. On the contrary, freshman phenom Rickea Jackson continues to look the part at forward. Jackson added 15 points along with nine rebounds.
The bench combined for just 10 points, as the Bulldogs second unit could not find its way. As a team, the Bulldogs committed 22 total fouls, as that issue is sure to be addressed in the coming week.
Expect a strong turnaround against the Ragin’ Cajuns.