McCowan's 33 points lead No. 7 Miss St over Ole Miss 80-49

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Teaira McCowan had a season-high 33 points with 13 rebounds, and No. 7 Mississippi State beat Mississippi for the 10th straight time in an 80-49 victory Sunday.

McCowan's barrage followed a poor performance on the road at Florida on Thursday when she managed just two points. The preseason Southeastern Conference Player of the Year has won SEC Player of the Week the last two weeks and four times this season.

Mississippi State's post presence was a burden for the Rebels. Senior forward Anriel Howard added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bulldogs (19-1, 7-0 SEC) had a 42-14 advantage on points in the paint and outrebounded the Rebels 43-27.

For the Rebels (8-13, 2-5), Crystal Allen had 15 points, Shannon Dozier had 13 points and former Mississippi State player La'Karis Salter had 13 points in her return to Starkville.

Mississippi State jumped out to an 18-10 lead in the first quarter and led 43-22 at the end of the first half after a 14-0 run in the second quarter. McCowan scored 17 points in the first half and Howard added 13.

Jordan Danberry with 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Bulldogs, while Andra Espinoza-Hunter added 10 points.


Ole Miss: The Rebels have had some good moments in coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin's first season, but they were clearly overmatched against one of the nation's best teams.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs continued to roll through their SEC schedule in front of 10,337 fans at Humphrey Coliseum. Nobody was really worried about McCowan after the subpar game at Florida, but her bounce back performance is another reminder of how dominant the 6-foot-7 senior can be.


Ole Miss returns home on Thursday to face Auburn.

Mississippi State travels to LSU on Thursday.