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Bulldogs move on: MSU defeats USM in WNIT to advance

March 25, 2014

Mississippi State's Martha Alwal attempts a shot against Southern Mississippi in a WNIT game Monday night. (Photo by Lee Adams)

Jerica James was making basketball plays all over the court when the Mississippi State Bulldogs needed them the most against Southern Mississippi Monday night.
She started it on defense with a key block of Gillom Trophy winner Jamierra Faulkner of the Golden Eagles with 24 seconds remaining in the first overtime and the Bulldogs holding a slim 65-64 advantage.
In the second overtime, James hit a big 3-point field goal to increase a two-point lead by MSU to 70-65.
The Bulldogs ended up taking a 73-66 victory over the Golden Eagles in a highly-competitive second round game of the Women's National Basketball Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.
"God is good," a relieved James said after the game.

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