Mississippi State women's basketball steamrolled by Oklahoma in Big 12/SEC Challenge

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Dec. 4—Mississippi State women's basketball had its first true road test of the season Saturday, and it failed.

MSU took on Oklahoma as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge and was never in the game, losing 94-63. The 31-point margin of defeat is the largest for MSU since a 60-point loss against UConn in the 2016 NCAA tournament.

The Sooners have one of the nation's top offenses, and against the Bulldogs they showed why.

Oklahoma shot 51 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep (10 of 25).

OU moved the ball efficiently by pushing the pace and assisting on 17 of its 33 made field goals.

Starting guards Taylor Robertson and Ana Llanusa combined for 43 points and 9 of 22 shooting from deep.

The Sooners took advantage of MSU's sloppy play by scoring 29 points off 22 turnovers.

MSU forced 18 Oklahoma turnovers but scored just 15 points off them.

Mississippi State led for a total of 27 seconds in the game.

MSU's starters scored 52 of the team's points. Anastasia Hayes led the way with 21 while Rickea Jackson had 14 and JerKaila Jordan scored 12.

STEFAN KRAJISNIK is the Mississippi State athletics reporter for the Daily Journal. Contact him at stefan.krajisnik@djournal.com.

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