LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Jordan Danberry had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Andra Espinoza-Hunter also scored 12 points and No. 15 Mississippi State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 64-48 on Monday to extend its road winning streak to 12 games.
Espinoza-Hunter banked in a running 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer for a 30-25 lead, and the Bulldogs held ULL to 23 points in the second half to keep the nation’s longest active road win streak.
Chloe Bibby added nine points and 12 rebounds for Mississippi State (9-2), which outrebounded ULL 43-30 and scored 34 points in the paint. Sophomore forward Jessika Carter, averaging 14.7 points, 11 rebounds and 2.4 blocks, had seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks.
The Bulldogs entered after an eight-day break and shot just 41% with 25 turnovers, but held ULL to 16-of-51 shooting.
Kimberly Burton led ULL (6-3) with eight points. The Ragin’ Cajuns lost last year’s meeting 104-36 on the road and is winless in the series’ 12 games.