Sam Purcell and his Mississippi State Bulldogs were unable to capture a win in the SEC Tournament, losing to the Texas A&M Aggies.
Table of contents
- Mississippi State basketball falls to Texas A&M in SEC Tournament
- What Factors Led to Mississippi State basketball’s loss?
- What’s next for Mississippi State basketball?
Mississippi State basketball falls to Texas A&M in SEC Tournament
Well, unfortunately, having Wednesday off didn’t seem to help the Mississippi State women’s basketball team too much on Thursday.
Sam Purcell and his Mississippi State basketball team won’t be continuing on in Greenville, South Carolina. Sadly for the folks in Starkville, the Bulldogs were eliminated from this year’s SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament after facing the Texas A&M Aggies.
The Mississippi State women’s basketball team fought hard but ultimately came up short in their matchup against the Aggies in the SEC Tournament. The Bulldogs put up a good fight, but were unable to come away with a win thanks largely to some unfortunate foul trouble and a scoring lull in the second quarter.
The Aggies ultimately came away with a 79-72 victory.
As she’s been for much of her career in Maroon and White, Jessika Carter was the star of the day for MSU, leading the team in scoring by putting up 18 points. JerKaila Jordan added 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Debreasha Powe chipped in with a dozen points of her own and 7 rebounds.
What Factors Led to Mississippi State basketball’s loss?
Well, first and foremost, it’s worth noting how the Bulldogs struggled from beyond the arc, shooting only 4-15 from three-point range. Texas A&M, meanwhile, went 11-17 from three.
The Bulldogs also turned the ball over a few times, losing out to the Aggies by a 14-10 margin here.
But the biggest issue, arguably, is the egregious second quarter for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs completely locked up and could not score. As a whole, MSU put up 5 points in the second quarter.
That’s not great!
What’s next for Mississippi State basketball?
The Bulldogs will now await their postseason play fate.
It’s possible that Purcell and his team might make it into the NCAA Tournament, but nothing is a given right now. That said, Purcell does believe the Bulldogs might be able to make it in. State has been solid all throughout the year and they’ve shown plenty of potential.
Mississippi State is now 20-10 after losing to the Aggies.
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