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Mississippi State defeats Tennessee in double extra time



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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Regulation wasn’t sufficient because the Mississippi State ladies’s basketball group used two extra time intervals to knock off Tennessee, 91-90, in entrance of a crowd of over 5,000. The win strikes the Bulldogs to 16-7 total and 5-5 within the SEC, whereas the loss drops Tennessee’s report to 17-9 total and 8-2 within the SEC.

That is the primary double-overtime win for MSU since March 24, 2014, towards Southern Miss when the Bulldogs gained 74-66. That is additionally head coach Sam Purcell’s sixteenth profession victory making him the winningest first-year head coach in program historical past.

JerKaila Jordan was the driving power for the Bulldog offense, pulling down a season-high 24 factors, six rebounds and three steals. Jordan scored 11 within the first half, 12 within the second half and an enormous free throw in extra time.

Becoming a member of Jordan in double-figures had been Asianae Johnson and Anastasia Hayes. Johnson, a significant spark for the Bulldogs late within the contest with six straight factors within the fourth quarter, tied her season-high on Monday with 16 factors on 7-of-9 capturing. Within the second extra time, Hayes took over after the body began with a Tennessee triple. After buckets from Johnson and Ramani Parker, Hayes scored 5 straight factors, together with three on the free throw line to assist push the MSU result in six. Hayes ended the sport with 14 factors, with eight rebounds, 4 steals and three assists.

Recreation Notes

  • First time State has scored in double-digits within the first quarter since Jan. 19 towards Auburn (18)
  • The sport was tied 31 to 31 going into halftime
  • Bulldogs outscored the Woman Vols 40-26 within the paint
  • 91 is tied for essentially the most factors State has scored towards Tennessee
  • State improves to 2-0 towards the Woman Vols in OT (first one coming in Starkville 1/29/2016)
  • Jordan scored 24 factors, essentially the most she’s scored in SEC play since scoring 20 final season
  • That is the Bulldog’s first prime 20 NET win
  • Bulldog’s first win in 2OT since 2014 towards Southern Miss
  • State’s bench outscored the Woman Vols 40-34
  • Tennessee held to 4 steals, tied for his or her lowest this season.
  • Bulldogs third straight SEC dwelling win
  • Bulldogs are actually 11-2 at dwelling
  • Charlotte Kohl made her first begin of the season, twelfth in her profession
  • Ramani Parker has now knocked down a three-pointer in every of the previous three video games
  • Tennessee shot 44 free throws to Mississippi State’s 33 free throws

Quoting Coach Sam Purcell

Opening Assertion

We had an awesome discuss this week. I had some drained our bodies and drained minds, and we went again to the fundamentals, and it began with me. We’re doing means an excessive amount of. We all know tips on how to make performs, I’ve gotta get out of the way in which, however on the identical time you all need to carry your perspective, your toughness. We made a change in transition protection, and I advised each of them, my double A batteries over there, [Asianae] and [Anastasia], you all are two of the quickest children within the SEC. You wanna win, you wanna change the tempo for our group, they gotta really feel you for 4 quarters, however clearly, tonight was extra.”

Quoting Anastasia Hayes

On the way it feels to know that coach has your again as effectively

“It means quite a bit that he has [our] again. To have a coach that fights and tells us he’ll struggle is superior. At that second, I felt like we have now a detailed relationship, and I may be like “Coach, relax a little bit bit”, however we caught it out and received the win, and he stayed optimistic, we stayed optimistic, and we had his again.”

Up Subsequent

Mississippi State can be on the highway Thursday once they journey to Gainesville, Fla., to tackle the Florida Gators. Tip-off is ready for six p.m. CT.



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