Marquette (18) @ Mississippi St (6) - 12/06/18

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Definitely the best team we've faced so far, but I love the way we finished. If we can score in bunches like that, I'll be optimistic about the rest of the season.

Howard is a beast. Period. Have her in for the rest of the game... it's clear that their weakness is the frontcourt, and they've committed so many rebounding fouls already. Force them to keep doing that, we'll eventually win by McCowan getting fouled incessantly on rebounds. I have confidence that's how we'll win this game if we can force them into severe foul trouble. We've fouled a lot, but they fouled even more and their roster will get thinner.

Not happy with the turnovers and our middle of the court being so soft and so easy to exploit, but I love how we didn't commit a foul in the last 4 minutes of the 2nd quarter. We had 4 fouls, the next one would've sent them to the line, and we never gave up another one.

Good half by the dogs, but the first time we've had adversity so far. How we respond to it will reveal if we're a championship team or not.
 
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Vic calls timeout with 2:50 to go in the half after MU runs out to a 38-30 lead. Dogs close half on a 12-0 run to lead 42-38. Guards weren't ready for this challenge out of the gate, but they are now.

MU with 15 fouls in the 1H. Will be a major issue as McCowan is going to see the ball a ton in the 2nd. Entertaining game!!
 

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Very entertaining game. MSST was up by quite a bit when Andra Espinoza-Hunter came in. I'd been impressed with their discipline in transition. They passed up a couple of open threes when there was nobody back to rebound. AEH shot a three with nobody back to rebound. She dribbled right into an Eagle who picked her clean and got an easy layup. AEH enters the game, Marquette rips off 8 straight points in about a minute.

In the second quarter (probably the whole first half) I noticed that McCowan's mark was staying out beyond the three-point line almost exclusively. So, no rim protector, and Marquette is driving to the basket almost at will.

On offense MSST just isn't finding McCowan. Three times or so the entry passes have been too low and picked off, leading to easy fast break baskets. I don't think McCowan's scored more than one assisted basket, if that. It's all been putbacks and free throws. Bibby needs to set up at the high post, so you can have a big-to-big entry pass that the pesky Marquette guards can't pick off on its way up.

Howard's draft stock is certainly up this season. If she keeps shooting well from distance, she'll be an early pick.
 

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Game plan is solid...make Mississippi State run. They aren't nearly as imposing if McCowan isn't back defensively. King looks fantastic for Marquette.
 
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Once again, a team that South Carolina made look like dragon-slayers looks utterly human in subsequent play.

Marquette is a fun, fun team when they're on. Sooooo much quickness.
 
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Once again, a team that South Carolina made look like dragon-slayers looks utterly human in subsequent play.

Marquette is a fun, fun team when they're on. Sooooo much quickness.
Marquette is playing fearless. What I've seen in this game thus far makes me think any team playing Marquette will have to play a very solid game to win.
 
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#39
Marquette has committed 18 fouls so far here in late in the third. Three starters have three fouls. This could get interesting down the stretch.
 
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#41
Espinoza-Hunter has played a total of six minutes against the only competition MSS has faced--Marquette tonight and Texas the other day.

OTOH, she's played nearly 21 a game against scrub teams.
 
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I am trying to figure out how Marquette not only lost to Miami but only scored 55 points in that loss.
They were just ice cold. Blockton, their best player, was 2-14 and Wilborn was 1-9. Thirty out of their 70 shot attempts were 3s, and they only made 6 of them. They are a hot and cold team. Tonight they're hot.
 
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#46
Marquette ain't goin' away. King hits a 3 and then Hiedeman draws a foul on AEH to go to the line and give Marquette the lead.

Big brick by AEH from top of the key on the previous possession.
 

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If you have ESPN, you should be able to stream is on ESPN3. I have it cued up, really looking forward to it.
THanks tried it but, nope! It says I need to subscribe to the SEC network. So is it 80-79 MSU
 
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