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.