GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Arkansas 86, Mississippi State 80


Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Chelsea Dungee scored 22 points, surpassing 2,000 for her career, and her three free throws and a steal in the last 20 seconds helped No. 18-ranked Arkansas turn aside a second-half challenge from Mississippi State 86-80.

The Bulldogs, who trailed 48-35 at halftime, had closed to 71-69 midway through the fourth quarter when Dungee grabbed the rebound of a Razorbacks miss and put it back up, getting fouled and converting the three-point play.

She added two more, reaching 2,001 points, on a driving layup on the next possession and finishing at 2,004 career points. She began as a freshman at Oklahoma before transferring to Arkansas and sitting out the 2017-18 season. Last season, Mississippi State had held Dungee to four points.

Destiny Slocum led Arkansas (15-7, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) with 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, and Amber Ramirez scored 12. The Razorbacks shot 58% for the game (32 of 55) and scored 23 points off 18 Mississippi State turnovers and 17 more at the free throw line.

Myah Taylor led the Bulldogs (8-6, 3-5) with 22 points, sinking five 3-pointers with six rebounds and seven assists. It was Taylor's first 20-point game this season, second of her career. Mississippi State was 12 of 27 from distance to Arkansas' 5 of 11.

Aliyah Matharu added 17 points for the Bulldogs, Rickea Jackson scored 12 with seven rebounds and Jessika Carter scored 11.

Mississippi State had not played since losing to then-No. 4 South Carolina on Jan. 28. The Bulldogs have lost four in a row and lost for the first time in the last 11 meetings in the series with Arkansas.

The Bulldogs stormed into the second half, slicing away at Arkansas' 15-point lead with a 12-1 run. The Razorbacks had five turnovers and no field goals in 4:03 of third quarter as Mississippi State outscored them 16-5 to make it a two-point game, 53-51.

February 11, 2021


Mississippi State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
R. Jackson F 37 7-16 0-0 0-2 4-7 3 0 1 7 2 14
J. Carter F 26 5-11 1-3 0-0 4-5 2 0 1 2 5 11
M. Taylor G 37 8-16 1-2 5-12 1-6 7 0 1 2 0 22
M. Hayes G 31 3-4 0-0 2-2 2-5 0 1 0 0 1 8
A. Matharu G 23 5-7 4-4 3-4 0-3 2 0 2 4 5 17
J. Mingo-Young 20 2-4 0-1 1-2 0-1 2 0 1 1 2 5
S. Cooks 8 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
C. Thompson 7 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 3
X. Wiggins 7 0-3 0-0 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Y. Morris 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   199 31-63
(.492)
6-10
(.600)
12-27
(.444)
12-31 16 1 6 18 18 80


Arkansas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Thomas F 26 3-4 0-0 0-0 3-6 0 1 0 1 1 6
A. Ramirez G 39 5-7 0-0 2-2 0-3 0 0 1 2 0 12
D. Slocum G 34 11-15 3-5 1-3 0-0 4 0 1 3 3 26
C. Dungee G 32 7-12 6-7 2-3 1-5 1 0 2 4 3 22
M. Daniels G 30 2-8 5-6 0-1 0-2 1 0 3 2 2 9
J. Mason 17 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-4 1 1 0 0 1 2
E. Barnum 14 3-4 3-3 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 0 1 9
M. Davis 8 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 1 0
R. Langerman 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 32-55
(.582)
17-21
(.810)
5-11
(.455)
5-27 7 2 7 13 12 86



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