Southeastern hoops struggles vs Mississippi State, falls 81-41
STARKVILLE, MS - Chinwe Okorie and Victoria Vivians both scored 13 points to lead No. 8 Mississippi State past Southeastern Louisiana 81-41 on Monday night.
Mississippi State (12-1) won its seventh straight game. The Bulldogs never trailed, jumping to a 27-12 lead by the end of the first quarter. Morgan William led the early run, scoring nine points.
William and Blair Schaefer both added 12 points.
Southeastern Louisiana (1-10) lost its third straight. The Lions managed to stay competitive in the first half after falling behind early, but they could never cut the Bulldogs' advantage to single digits and slowly fell into a big deficit in the second half.
Nanna Pool led the Lions with 18 points.
Mississippi State won despite shooting just 35.5 percent (27 of 76) from the field. That's because Southeastern Louisiana also struggled, shooting 21.1 percent (12 of 55).