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Why Andra Espinoza-Hunter and Bre’Amber Scott are Mississippi State’s X-Factors vs Oregon

Espinoza-Hunter and Scott have emerged into snipers from distance, as both should have their share of looks against the Ducks.

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While Anriel Howard and Teaira McCowan will draw multiple defenders down low, Espinoza-Hunter and Scott can be deadly if left open. The two combined for 44 points and 12 threes, Espinoza-Hunter with eight, setting an SEC tournament record. Both should see the floor for the majority of this game, as Vic Schaefer needs as much shooting and quickness as he can afford.

As of late, Espinoza-Hunter and Scott have been a lethal one two punch. Having said that, both are streaky shooters. The sophomore duo has, however, seemed to have their best games when it matters most, as seen in the SEC Championship game vs Arkansas mentioned above.

Look for Espinoza-Hunter and Scott to get to the line as well. That combined with their share of threes can alter the game from a battle in the paint to a track meet from beyond the arc.

If the Bulldogs are up or down by under 10 at halftime, Espinoza-Hunter and Scott should be on point come the third as Mississippi State is a second half team. Expect both to attempt at least five uncontested threes.