While it was not an offensive showcase, the Bulldogs overcame their toughest test thus far in the season.
Jessika Carter was one of four Bulldogs in double figures, having posted a double-double that included 17 points and 11 boards. Rickea Jackson added 15 and a pair of blocks. Myah Taylor finished with 10 along with four assists and two steals.
Aliyah Matharu continues to be a spark off the bench, as she poured in 11 key points. Matharu has emerged the leader of Mississippi State’s second unit. Though streaky at times, Matharu is a capable scorer from anywhere on the floor.
Mississippi State simply must get off to faster starts and protect early leads going forward. Though this team is a lethal combination of talent and experience, last night showed resilience.
Head coach Nikki McCray-Penson is well aware of the Bulldogs’ offensive prowess and will have them ready to take on Central Arkansas tomorrow afternoon. Look for Mississippi State to get off to a running start and have their way throughout.