For the second-straight season, Mississippi State is headed back to the national championship game. They have only lost a combined three games this season and have won every NCAA Tournament matchup by at least double digits.
"Nobody on this team is satisfied with what we've already done this season, or with winning the ACC tournament", Durr said. But the Bulldogs still earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and SC was slotted as the No. 2 seed into a region with UConn. The Bulldogs upset the undefeated UConn Huskies in the national semifinals a year ago, but then fell to SC in the championship.
When the last day of the women's basketball season arrives, Mississippi State will be on the dance floor once again.
"They're extremely multi-dimensional, multi-talented, can do a lot of things to hurt you", the Mississippi State coach said. As previously mentioned, they defeated Notre Dame twice this season, and kept it close against CT before losing by 11. As the No. 1 seed in the Lexington region, Louisville defeated Boise State, Marquette, Stanford and Oregon State by an average of 27.5 points. The Gamecocks and Huskies met in the Elite Eight, where UConn dominated, 94-65.
FINAL FOUR 2018: Will somebody spoil UConn's flawless season? Mississippi State is slightly better on the offensive end, as it scores an average of 82 points per game, while Louisville scores an average of 77.7 points per game.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team will play for a spot in the national championship game on Friday night when they take on the Louisville Cardinals.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will compete against the victor of Notre Dame and UConn. She grabbed 25 rebounds to go along with 21 points. The victor of that game will play Mississippi State in the championship game on Sunday.
Victoria Vivians also got into 20 plus point territory, racking up 25 points until she eventually fouled out late in the game. Senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen, a third-team All-American selection, and junior forward Sam Fuehring have averaged double-digit scoring for the Cardinals in the tournament while also dominating the boards.