Mississippi State basketball: Bulldogs beat Ole Miss for 10th-straight time

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COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 01: The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs mascot “Bully” performs during the second quarter in the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four between the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Nationwide Arena on April 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The women’s Mississippi State basketball team had a pretty god weekend as the Bulldogs crushed the Ole Miss Rebels yet again. The victory over Ole Miss extends Mississippi State’s winning streak over the Rebels to 10 games.

It’s always fun to see Mississippi State beat Ole Miss at something. That is a statement that just about every Mississippi State fan would agree with. This past weekend, Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State basketball team (19-1 overall, 7-0 SEC) probably had a ton of fun crushing Ole Miss women’s basketball team (8-13 overall, 2-5 SEC) 80-49.

It’d be a safe bet to say that almost every single one of the 10,337 fans present in the Hump to watch the MSU women’s basketball team host Ole Miss enjoyed the outcome.

The Bulldogs had little issue taking care of Ole Miss this past weekend. While Ole Miss and Mississippi State were somewhat tangled up early on, the Bulldogs simply pulled away. By the end of the first quarter, State had a solid 18-10 lead.

By halftime, the Bulldogs expanded that lead out to 43-22. And then of course, MSU owned the third and fourth quarters as well, ending the game with a 31-point victory over the Rebels.

This game was only tied twice and the lead changed a total of three times. Mississippi State essentially controlled this game in its entirety. The largest lead that the Rebels ever got at any point during this game was a total of three points.

Mississippi State scored 42 points in the paint. Ole Miss mustered a total of 14 points in the paint. The Bulldogs got 15 points thanks to Ole Miss turnovers. The Rebels managed 3 points off of MSU turnovers.

And leading the Mississippi State basketball team the entire time was Teaira McCowan. MSU’s 6-7 senior center scored 33 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, and blocked a shot.

Ole Miss couldn’t even slow McCowan, let alone stop her. But none of that is really a surprise. It shouldn’t shock anyone that the Bulldogs dominated the Rebels and that McCowan was a huge reason for that.

All stats via hailstate.com

Vic Schaefer’s Mississippi State basketball team remains perfect in conference play and has crushed its in-state rival yet again. That’s a pretty good way to end a weekend.