Mississippi State women’s basketball comeback falls short of Georgia

STARKVILLE — During the ten minutes that Mississippi State women’s basketball spent in the locker room on Thursday at halftime, things could have turned out differently. On Sunday, a lackluster first half against Ole Miss led to a tense break and an altercation between players that needed to be ironed out.

It wouldn’t have been bizarre to consider the same outcome, as the Bulldogs were a whopping 27 points behind Georgia in the second quarter and went into halftime with 20 points. But interim coach Doug Novak has spent the past few days begging his players to avoid those self-destructive tendencies.

Mississippi State still lost to No. 13 Georgia at the Humphrey Coliseum, 66-63. But the reaction from the locker room caused Novak to clenched his fists as players jumped off the bench to celebrate the sudden change in fortune.

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