#6 Mississippi State mauls Tennessee Lady Vols, 91-63

Anriel Howard Teaira Mc Cowan and Jordan Danberry celebrate a big play during the Bulldogs win Sunday

Anriel Howard Teaira Mc Cowan and Jordan Danberry celebrate a big play during the Bulldogs win Sunday

On the other hand, Kentucky is within striking distance of Tennessee in the SEC standings, which makes each game so crucial for the Wildcats.

MSU's "Pink Out" to raise awareness about breast cancer is sold out. Mississippi State is 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 versus the SEC and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall. The Bulldogs finish the regular season by hosting Missouri, Vanderbilt and LSU and going to Texas A&M, Ole Miss and SC. Their run is now the fourth-longest streak in the nation.

"If you want me to tell you everything's all good, it isn't", Calipari said.

The senior missed two games (N.D., LSU) after injuring an ankle vs. Arkansas, and she carded her first double-figure scoring game since January 3 when she fired in 17 vs. Vanderbilt to get back on track. He said Scott, who missed the game against Alabama due to concussion symptoms, was cleared Monday. Their next game against Alabama seems winnable on paper, but the Crimson Tide have already beaten the Bulldogs once this season, meaning a loss here could be the start of a losing skid at the absolute worst time.

Tennessee (15-7, 4-5), which is riding a three-game winning streak, will try to end that streak. But Sunday, the Lady Vols didn't have their leading scorer, guard Evina Westbrook, who had to sit out the game after missing a class. He hopes his team will be ready to play so they avoid an embarrassment like the one they suffered on Senior Day.

Tennessee also is coming off a bye Thursday. Coach Holly Warlick said her team was off Monday, practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and had Thursday off before returning to practice Friday.

Tearia McCowan (24 points, 15 rebounds) and Anriel Howard (16 points, 11 rebounds) each had double-doubles for the Bulldogs. "We're going to have to be spot-on with everything we do".

The Bulldogs broke open a tight contest with 30 points in the fourth quarter.

Teaira McCowan (15), all 6 feet, 7 inches of her, was diving all over The Hump after loose balls Sunday.

Air time for games on the Lady Vol Radio Network generally occurs 30 minutes prior to tip-off.

MSU coach Vic Schaefer was rocking a pink tie and pink sneakers, while his Bulldogs rocked Tennessee.

Schaefer said MSU spent all of its practice Friday working on offense. Weatherspoon is coming off one of his best performance of the season against LSU, recording 27 points, two rebounds and two assists against the Tigers.

He said that might have been part of the reason for the rocky second half. MSU enters the game against Tennessee second in the nation in scoring (88.2 ppg.) and first in scoring margin (33.8 ppg.).

Schaefer said the bye gave the Bulldogs more time to work on fundamentals and to catch their breath so they can finish strong. "We have to focus on each step". "They're athletic players who specialize in a lot of different things, and I think they've got a great shot at it". The Bulldogs have lost four of their last six. ESPN will carry the 42nd meeting between the Lady Vols and Bulldogs, as they convene at Humphrey Coliseum for a 1 p.m. CT (2 ET) matinee.