Mississippi State women's basketball has huge advantage on the boards against MVSU

The Mississippi State women's basketball team has numerous advantages over the MVSU Devilettes, but the rebounding advantage in the Bulldogs' favor might just be the biggest.
Mar 6, 2020; Greenville, SC, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Jessika Carter (4) and guard
Mar 6, 2020; Greenville, SC, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Jessika Carter (4) and guard / Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

As Sam Purcell and the Mississippi State women’s basketball team gets set to face off against the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, it’s pretty clear that the Mississippi State Bulldogs boast a rather sizable advantage when it comes to rebounding. 

This is a part of the game that has consistently been an advantage for the Mississippi State basketball team. So far this season, the Bulldogs have been pretty good at rebounding and they have an impressive +11.7 rebounding margin over opponents. 

That’s something worth celebrating. And it’s something that should be pretty notable as the Bulldogs bring the Devilettes to town. MVSU is bad in a lot of aspects, but they’re particularly having a pretty awful time with rebounding. 

To go with its miserable 1-10 record on the season, MVSU has had a miserable time rebounding. In an average MVSU women’s basketball game, the Devilettes get outrebounded by a -16.4 margin.

Mississippi State basketball: Bulldogs boast huge rebounding advantage over MVSU Devilettes

So, yeah, the Bulldogs are going to have an incredible advantage here. 

Mississippi State’s star center Jessika Carter hauls in an impressive 9.5 rebounds per game. Jerkaila Jordan is getting 7.1 rebounds per game. Erynn Barnum is pulling down 6.8 rebounds per game.

Over on MVSU’s stat sheet? Well, Sh'Diamond McKnight LEADS the Devilettes with a total of 4.3 rebounds per game. 

Go ahead and expect the Mississippi State Bulldogs to win the rebounding battle once again. MVSU just simply doesn’t have someone who can keep up with the Bulldogs when it comes to rebounding and there’s simply no way that MVSU has someone who can slow down the numerous rebounding threats that are present on the Mississippi State women’s basketball team.

Purcell and his MSU basketball team are used to outrebounding foes on a regular basis. MVSU is used to being outrebounded. It’s just right that the Bulldogs are poised to win the rebounding battle once again.