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No. 8 Mississippi State overcomes deficit, rallies past No. 16 Texas A&M 69-57

As they appeared to be dead in the water before halftime, the Bulldogs eventually overcame their largest deficit of the season. MSU Athletics

While the Bulldogs had no answer for the Aggies in the first half, the tables would turn in quarters three and four.

The story of the game was a career performance from point guard Myah Taylor. Taylor took the game into her hands throughout the second half, having posted 16 points along with six assists and three steals. A force on both ends of the floor, Taylor came up big when needed most.

Rickea Jackson added a Double double that included 21 points and 10 boards. Though she struggled to score inside, Jessika Carter would eventually impose her will on the Aggies. Carter recorded 15 points and seven boards.

Without a turnover in the third quarter, the Bulldogs were able to force the issue and further neutralize the Aggies. Having out coached Gary Blair, it was Vic Schaefer’s defensive mind that determined the game’s outcome. That said, the Bulldogs forced 18 turnovers having committed just 11 on the day. Further, the Aggies cloud not get a shot from distance, having gone 0-7.

Look for the Bulldogs to ride this momentum throughout SEC play and tournaments to come.

Hail State!