Lady Bulldogs Advance in NCAAs


Mississippi State’s women defeated Texas 71-63 today in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It was the Lady Bulldogs’ first NCAA appearance in six years. An 11 seed, MSU (23-9) will play the Ohio State-Sacred Heart winner at 6 p.m. Monday. These first two rounds of the Berkeley region are being played in Columbus, Ohio, on the home court of Ohio State, a No. 3 seed.

Alexis Rack led State with 20 points and hit 13 of 13 free throws. As a team, MSU made 21 of 22 at the line. Clutch.


5 Responses to “Lady Bulldogs Advance in NCAAs”

  1. dadawg Says:

    How does a three seed get home court advantage?

  2. buzzardroostus Says:

    Good question.
    What a breath of fresh air it was to watch a well coached basketball TEAM today. The ladies all hustle and play together.

  3. Brad Locke Says:

    Sites were predetermined, but apparently the selection committee doesn’t try very hard not to give someone homecourt advantage. That’s how I heard it explained, anyway.

  4. s084swd Says:

    I read where Rack said that Coach Fanning makes shooting 100 free throws a part of practice. I wonder if Stans does the same? As far as the future of the men’s b-ball team, it should be bright. After winning the SEC Tournament and going to the NCAA, I wouldn’t think anyone would want to transfer with all the talent that is there. Hopefully the off-season goes well and the team gets stronger and healthy.

  5. rwriffe Says:

    I assume by your comment Buzzard that you are implying that the men don’t play together as a team and aren’t well coached. If that is the case then I can only say that you are simply wrong.

    This team had it’s up and downs this year but you can’t say they weren’t well coached or didn’t play as a team. Team play was a major change this year over last. No one player tried to take over and they were very unselfish. It was a different player stepping up from game to game.

    where the team was coming into this season and where they ended up was far better than anyone could have expected.

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