Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball

The Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball program represents Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, in women's NCAA Division I basketball. The Bulldogs play in the Southeastern Conference. The program is notable for ending the UConn Huskies record 111-game winning streak by beating them 66-64 in overtime in the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The buzzer beater shot that put the Bulldogs in front of the Huskies came from the smallest player on the court, the 5-foot-5 inch junior, Morgan William.[2]

Mississippi State Bulldogs
2020–21 Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball team
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UniversityMississippi State University
First season1974-1975
All-time record744–611 (.549)
Head coachNikki McCray-Penson (1st season)
ConferenceSEC
LocationStarkville, Mississippi
ArenaHumphrey Coliseum
(Capacity: 10,575)
NicknameBulldogs
ColorsMaroon and white[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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NCAA Tournament Runner-up
2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament Final Four
2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Second round
2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference tournament champions
2019
Conference regular season champions
2018, 2019

Head coachesEdit

Name Years Record
Libba Birmingham 1974–1977 29–38
Peggy Collins 1977–1984 91–103
Eddie Vaughn 1984–1985 8–19
Brenda Paul 1985–1989 52–56
Jerry Henderson 1989–1995 62–101
Sharon Fanning-Otis 1995–2012 281–232
Vic Schaefer 2012–2020 221–62
Nikki McCray-Penson 2020–present 10–9

Player awardsEdit

National awardsEdit

PlayersEdit

  • USBWA Freshman of the Year[3]
LaToya Thomas – 2000
LaToya Thomas – 2003
Tan White – 2005
  • Ann Meyers Drysdale Award
Victoria Vivians – 2018
  • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year
Teaira McCowan – 2018
Jordan Danberry – 2018

CoachesEdit

Vic Schaefer – 2018
Vic Schaefer – 2018

SEC awardsEdit

LaToya Thomas – 2002, 2003
Teaira McCowan – 2019
  • Freshman of the Year
LaToya Thomas – 2000
  • Defensive Player of the Year
Armelie Lumanu – 2010
Martha Alwal – 2014
Teaira McCowan – 2018, 2019
  • 6th Woman of the Year
Teaira McCowan – 2017

Gillom TrophyEdit

Player Winning year(s)
Alexis Rack 2009, 2010
Martha Alwal 2013
Victoria Vivians 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Teaira McCowan 2019

All-AmericansEdit

Player Position Playing Years
LaToya Thomas Guard 1999–2003
Tan White Guard 2001–2005
Alexis Rack Guard 2006–2010
Victoria Vivians Guard 2014–2018
Morgan William Guard 2014–2018
Teaira McCowan Center 2015–2019
Source: Mississippi State Media Guide CBS SportsespnW

PostseasonEdit

NCAAW tournament resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 10 times. Their combined record is 22–11.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1999 #7 Round of 64 #10 NC State L 57-76
2000 #3 Round of 64
Round of 32
#14 St. Peter's
#11 UAB
W 94-60
L 72-78
2002 #12 Round of 64
Round of 32
#5 Boston College
#4 Texas Tech
W 65-59
L 55-77
2003 #3 Round of 64
Round of 32
#14 Manhattan
#6 New Mexico
W 73-47
L 61-73
2009 #11 Round of 64
Round of 32
#6 Texas
#3 Ohio State
W 71-63
L 58-64
2010 #7 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
#10 Middle Tennessee
#2 Ohio State
#3 Florida State
W 68-64
W 87-67
L 71-74
2015 #5 Round of 64
Round of 32
#12 Tulane
#4 Duke
W 57-47
L 56-64
2016 #5 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Chattanooga
#4 Michigan State
#1Connecticut
W 60-50
W 74-72
L 38-98
2017 #2 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#15 Troy
#7 DePaul
#3 Washington
#1 Baylor
#1 Connecticut
#1 South Carolina
W 110-69
W 92-71
W 75-64
W 94-85OT
W 66-64OT
L 55-67
2018 #1 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Nicholls State
#9 Oklahoma State
#4 NC State
#3 UCLA
#1 Louisville
#1 Notre Dame
W 95-50
W 71-56
W 71-57
W 89-73
W 73-63OT
L 58-61
2019 #1 Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#16 Southern
#9 Clemson
#5 Arizona State
#3 Oregon
W 103-46
W 85-61
W 76-53
L 84-88

WNIT / NWIT tournament resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the WNIT and its predecessor the NWIT 7 times with a combined record of 6-8.

Year Tourney Round Result
1988 NWIT Third Round 1-2
1998 WNIT First Round 0-1
2001 WNIT Third Round 2-1
2005 WNIT First Round 0-1
2007 WNIT Third Round 1-1
2008 WNIT Second Round 0-1
2014 WNIT Third Round 2-1

See alsoEdit

Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs basketball statistical leaders

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mississippi State Athletic Identity Standards (PDF). September 14, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  2. ^ Longman, Jeré (2017-04-01). "Connecticut's 111-Game Winning Streak Ends With Loss to Mississippi State". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  3. ^ http://www.hailstate.com//fls/16800/pdf/wbk/wbk_1415mg.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=16800

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