Tonight, the Lady Bulldogs are set to square off against the Arizona State Sun Devils in their Sweet 16 match-up in Portland.
This is the fourth straight year Mississippi State has advanced this far in the tournament. The Lady Bulldogs took care of business against Clemson in the previous round with a final score of 85-61.
The Sun Devils will be the seventh ranked team Mississippi State will play this year. The two teams faced off last season in the Cancun Challenge where the Lady Bulldogs got the W.
The message in the locker room remains the same, taking the tournament one game at a time, not overlooking any team on the quest to the national championship. Mississippi State Center Teaira McCowan said, “We just have to be dialed in on offense and know where we are supposed to be and know what gaps to attack when we are playing them.”
Mississippi State Guard Jordan Danberry said, “Stay focused. Just don’t look at the next game. Don’t look ahead to anything else. We can’t get to Sunday without getting to Friday.”
The game starts at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPN2.