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MSU defeated Creighton to advance to the second round



MSU women’s basketball team: Photo from Twitter

Story from MSU Athletics:
 Mississippi State cruises past Creighton and into the second round with its 81-66 win in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. With the victory, Mississippi State becomes the first team to play in the First Four and advance to the round of 32.

State used a commanding first quarter and grabbed a 25-16 lead. Things got rolling right off the tip when Debreasha Powe hit back-to-back three-pointers to give the Bulldogs a lead they would never surrender. During the strong opening frame, Stat held Creighton to just 17% shooting from behind the three-point line, while State shot 71%. Mississippi State’s defense was the story of the second half, holding Creighton to shooting 12% from the field and 18% from the three-point line in the third quarter.  

The Bulldogs tied a season-high for made threes in a game with 11, their first time hitting 11 triples since Old Dominion on Dec. 19. For the game, MSU shot 49% from the field, 57% from three and 90% from the free throw line. State held Creighton to its lowest field goal percentage (37%) since Jan. 20, when they shot just 33%. The Bulldogs also held the Bluejays to just 26% shooting from three, their sixth-lowest percentage of the season.

JerKaila Jordan was a force, scoring 20 points while adding four rebounds and four steals. Jordan scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half, 10 coming from the second quarter. Jordan has scored 20-plus points in four games this season and 20 in her career. 

Jessika Carter was a leader on the court, putting up 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Carter has recorded 10 double-doubles this season, 29 in her career. Carter tied her career-high with four assists on the night.

Johnson had a perfect game shooting 100% from the field and the three-point line. Asianae Johnson, Ahlana Smith and Anastasia Hayes followed right behind Carter. Hayes scored 12 points, while Smith and Johnson each added 10. Hayes pushed the ball all over the court, collecting seven assists on the night, Smith following right behind Hayes with five assists. 

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