Mississippi State needs a furious second-half rally if it hopes to keep its season alive.
The fifth-seeded Bulldogs trail 61-12 at halftime against No. 1 UConn and were down 32-4 at the end of the first quarter during Saturday’s Sweet 16 contest in Bridgeport, Conn.
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The game may have been over within the first six minutes as the Huskies jumped out to a 13-0 lead before the second media timeout. The Bulldogs shot 20.7 percent from the field in the first half and went 0-for-5 from 3-point range.
On the flip side, the Huskies couldn’t miss. They made 64.9 percent of their attempts and buried four 3-point shots. UConn already has three players scoring in double figures.
The Bulldogs may need a miracle to make a dent in this deficit.
UPDATE (1:39 p.m. ET): Mississippi State’s first-half deficit only grew larger in the second half. The Bulldogs were defeated 98-38 by No. 1 UConn Saturday afternoon. The 60-point loss was the largest margin of defeat of all-time in a Sweet 16 contest. The Bulldogs finish their season 28-8.