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Kristi Bellock scored 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to an 81-33 victory over Mississippi State Thursday night.
Texas A&M (15-5, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) shot 60 percent (29 of 48), well above its season 46.6-percent average.
Mississippi State (8-11, 0-6) couldn't muster much offense for coach Vic Schaefer, a former Texas A&M assistant, in his first game against his old squad. The Bulldogs were 12-of-45 shooting and bested the worst offensive performances in program history by a single point - Mississippi State scored 32 points against Manhattan in 1985 and Auburn in 1986.
Texas A&M opened the game on an 11-4 run and led 39-19 at halftime. They immediately extended that lead to 54-19 to open the second half.
Adrienne Pratcher added 15 points for the Aggies and Kelsey Bone chipped in 13 points.
Martha Alwal led Mississippi State with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
BEST OF MAXIM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - An inability to take care of the basketball did in the Mississippi State men's basketball team Wednesday night. MSU committed a season-high 29 turnovers, giving way to 42 Arkansas points, as the Bulldogs fell to the Razorbacks 96-70 in a Southeastern Conference contest played at Bud Walton Arena.
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The stat sheet from Mississippi State’s previous game says it all. The Bulldogs turned the ball over 29 times against Arkansas on Wednesday in Fayetteville, Ark. Florida’s suffocating defense heads to Starkville for Saturday’s game after holding opponents to less than 50 points in nine of 17 games this season. The Gators want to continue to create havoc with their defense Saturday night.
Most preseason baseball polls are useful for entertainment purposes only. In Mississippi State’s case though a single-digit rating received this week offers added incentive. “Oh, we see it as opportunity,” C.T. Bradford said of a #5 ranking by Baseball America. “We do have four more spots to go up! That’s our goal.”
The Game: Mississippi State (7-9, 2-2 SEC) visits Arkansas (11-6, 2-2) tonight with both teams putting .500 conference records on the line. Tipoff in Walton Arena is 8:00 for CSS telecast.