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MSU women continue growth process with home loss

January 5, 2014

Mississippi State's Kendra Grant, left, tries to get a shot off against the defensive pressure of Auburn's Peyton Davis on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Jim Lytle)

Southeastern Conference women's basketball can be a learning experience for a young and inexperienced team.
That's the situation with the Mississippi State Bulldogs this season.
Even though MSU has a squad sprinkled with veterans and newcomers, head coach Vic Schaefer said there are lessons to be learned each day by everyone.
The class "SEC 101" was held once again on Sunday afternoon against the Auburn Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum and the Bulldogs finished on the wrong end of an 82-74 score.
Despite the second loss in two games to begin the league schedule, Schaefer saw his players take another step toward maturity.
"I thought I saw our kids grow up a little bit (Sunday)," Schaefer said. "That's what this league does. It doesn't matter what sport it is. (SEC teams) are going to find the young ones, find the inexperienced ones and they are going to exploit them. Our kids are going to get better. You can't help but get better when you are in that position and our kids will. I was proud with how we responded in second half after playing so poorly."

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