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It is not just the points she puts up that makes McCowan stand out, she also grabbed 13 rebounds and had four powerful blocks, emphasizing her dominance in the paint. In 26 minutes, Teaira collected 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks with 3 turnovers. She couldn't help but grin.
"I thought it was attractive", Kennedy said.
Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan led her team to a win with a team-high 25 points.
"She's realizing how great she really is", Mississippi State guard Blair Schaefer said.
Ultimately, this was an important game for Mississippi State fans after a disappointing Egg Bowl, as well as the men's loss to Ole Miss last Saturday. In part, this was because numerous starters got into early foul trouble. The Bulldogs led 34-22 at halftime.
Mississippi State scored 14 consecutive points with 5:31 left in the 1st Quarter, making the game 14-0 in favor of Mississippi State. The Bulldogs extended their advantage to 56-38 by the end of the third and coasted from there. "I thought we responded tonight and showed some toughness in some situations where maybe we haven't in the past". Mississippi State's shooting touch went cold in the second half and now the Bulldogs have another tough game against Florida looming.
"She's one of the best players in college basketball", Insell said. The sophomore has played well in two straight games - he scored 17 points against Georgia on Wednesday - and the Rebels hope there's more where that came from during the season's final two months.
Muhammad ended the game with a team-leading 14 points.
Both of Tyree's crucial shots were contested, but the 6-foot-2, 192-pounder muscled his way over and through Mississippi State's defense to finish at the rim. "After me, they have to continue it on". We're a lot younger than State. "We got a little tentative late in the game".
Barbara Johnson and the Ole Miss Rebels couldn't find their rhythm against the No. 4 Bulldogs Thursday night. McCowan was able to get free for open looks near the rim and when that happens, Mississippi State is awfully hard to stop. "When you sit where I sit and you get a win, one against Mississippi State, it's a handsome win". Burnett and Tyree had several good moments and Ole Miss needs more of them if the Rebels are going to be a factor in the SEC race.