2016–17 Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball team

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2016–17 Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
Maine Tip-Off Tournament champions
Rainbow Wahine Shootout champions
Women of Troy Classic champions
NCAA Tournament, Runner-Up
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 7
2016–17 record 34–5 (13–3 SEC)
Head coach Vic Schaefer (5th season)
Assistant coach Johnnie Harris
Assistant coach Dionnah Jackson
Assistant coach Carly Thibault
Home arena Humphrey Coliseum
Seasons
← 2015–16
2017–18 →
2016–17 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 South Carolina 14 2   .875     33 4   .892
#7 Mississippi State 13 3   .813     34 5   .872
#18 Kentucky 11 5   .688     22 11   .667
#25 Missouri 11 5   .688     21 11   .656
Tennessee 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
Texas A&M 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
LSU 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Auburn 7 9   .438     17 15   .531
Georgia 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Ole Miss 6 10   .375     17 14   .548
Alabama 5 11   .313     22 14   .611
Florida 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Vanderbilt 4 12   .250     14 16   .467
Arkansas 2 14   .125     13 17   .433
2017 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball team represented Mississippi State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Bulldogs, led by fifth year head coach Vic Schaefer. They played their home games at Humphrey Coliseum and are members of the Southeastern Conference.

The Bulldogs finished regular season play at 27–3, 13–3 in the SEC, before continuing into the post-season. They advanced to the finals of their conference tournament as the #2 seed, but lost to #1 seed South Carolina. They entered the NCAA Tournament as a #2 seed in the Oklahoma City regional. They beat the #3 seed Washington Huskies team in the regional semifinals to advance to the regional final against #1 seed Baylor. The Bulldogs won in overtime to clinch their first Final Four berth.[1] This victory earned them the distinction of playing an undefeated UConn Huskies team, holder of a 111-game winning streak extending over three seasons. By upsetting the Huskies 66-64 in overtime on a buzzer-beating jumper by Morgan William, they advanced to play South Carolina in the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Game for the national title, which they lost.

Roster

2016–17 Mississippi State Bulldogs women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Dominique Dillingham 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Klein Collins HS Spring, TX
G 1 Blair Schaefer 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Starkville HS Starkville, MS
G 2 Morgan William 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Jr Shades Valley HS Birmingham, AL
F 3 Breanna Richardson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Rockdale County HS Conyers, GA
F 4 Ameshya Williams 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr West Harrison HS Gulfport, MS
G 10 Jazzmun Holmes 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Harrison Central HS Gulfport, MS
G 11 Roshunda Johnson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) RS Jr Parkview Arts & Science Little Rock, AR
G 12 Jacaira Allen 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Dillard HS Pompano Beach, FL
F 13 Ketara Chapel 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Temple HS Temple, TX
C 15 Teaira McCowan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) So Brenham HS Brenham, TX
C 25 Zion Campbell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) RS Fr Riverdale Baptist School Washington, DC
F 35 Victoria Vivians 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Jr Scott Central HS Forest, MS
C 45 Chinwe Okorie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Sr Stoneleigh-Burnham Prep Lagos, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2016*
6:00 PM
No. 10 Arkansas–Fort Smith W 88–62 
Humphrey Coliseum (1,736)
Starkville, MS
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
6:30 PM
No. 10 vs. Villanova
Maine Tip-Off Tournament semifinals
W 108–62  1–0
Cross Insurance Center (2,416)
Bangor, ME
11/12/2016*
6:00 PM
No. 10 at Maine
Maine Tip-Off Tournament championship
W 87–43  2–0
Cross Insurance Center (2,182)
Bangor, ME
11/16/2016*
7:00 PM
No. 10 vs. Tulane W 66–49  3–0
Mississippi Coast Coliseum (1,724)
Biloxi, MS
11/20/2016*
5:00 PM, SECN
No. 10 No. 8 Texas W 79–68  4–0
Humphrey Coliseum (7,764)
Starkville, MS
11/25/2016*
8:00 PM
No. 7 vs. Oregon
Rainbow Wahine Shootout
W 75–63  5–0
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
11/26/2016*
8:00 PM
No. 7 vs. San Jose State
Rainbow Wahine Shootout
W 88–51  6–0
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
11/27/2016*
9:30 PM
No. 7 at Hawaii
Rainbow Wahine Shootout
W 66–41  7–0
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
12/03/2016*
1:30 PM, FSN
No. 6 at Iowa State
Big 12/SEC Women's Challenge
W 85–81 OT 8–0
Hilton Coliseum (10,643)
Ames, IA
12/10/2016*
4:00 PM
No. 5 at Southern Miss W 72–50  9–0
Reed Green Coliseum (2,890)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/13/2016*
6:30 PM
No. 5 at Little Rock W 58–44  10–0
Jack Stephens Center (1,534)
Little Rock, AR
12/16/2016*
10:00 PM
No. 5 vs. SMU
Women of Troy Classic semifinals
W 92–41  11–0
Galen Center (717)
Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2016*
3:00 PM
No. 5 at USC
Women of Troy Classic championship
W 76–72  12–0
Galen Center (1,213)
Los Angeles, CA
12/20/2016*
7:00 PM
No. 5 Alabama State W 90–47  13–0
Humphrey Coliseum (5,786)
Starkville, MS
12/28/2016*
7:00 PM
No. 5 Northwestern State W 106–30  14–0
Humphrey Coliseum (6,352)
Starkville, MS
SEC regular season
01/01/2017
2:00 PM, SECN
No. 5 LSU W 74–48  15–0 (1–0)
Humphrey Coliseum (5,849)
Starkville, MS
01/05/2017
7:00 PM
No. 4 at Arkansas W 59–51  16–0 (2–0)
Bud Walton Arena (1,233)
Fayetteville, AR
01/08/2017
1:00 PM
No. 4 at Tennessee W 74–64  17–0 (3–0)
Thompson–Boling Arena (8,553)
Knoxville, TN
01/12/2017
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 4 Florida W 82–49  18–0 (4–0)
Humphrey Coliseum (5,575)
Starkville, MS
01/16/2017
6:00 PM, SECN
No. 4 Ole Miss W 73–62  19–0 (5–0)
Humphrey Coliseum (8,840)
Starkville, MS
01/19/2017
7:00 PM, SECN
No. 4 at Alabama W 67–54  20–0 (6–0)
Coleman Coliseum (2,605)
Tuscaloosa, AL
01/23/2017
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 at No. 5 South Carolina L 61–64  20–1 (6–1)
Colonial Life Arena (13,120)
Columbia, SC
01/29/2017
6:00 PM, SECN
No. 4 Texas A&M W 71–61  21–1 (7–1)
Humphrey Coliseum (7,780)
Starkville, MS
02/02/2017
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 5 at Auburn W 77–47  22–1 (8–1)
Auburn Arena (1,969)
Auburn, AL
02/05/2017
1:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 5 Missouri W 70–53  23–1 (9–1)
Humphrey Coliseum (5,792)
Starkville, MS
02/09/2017
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 4 Vanderbilt W 86–41  24–1 (10–1)
Humphrey Coliseum (5,052)
Starkville, MS
02/12/2017
3:00 PM, SECN
No. 4 at Ole Miss W 66–44  25–1 (11–1)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (4,634)
Oxford, MS
02/16/2017
7:00 PM
No. 3 Georgia W 58–49  26–1 (12–1)
Humphrey Coliseum (5,431)
Starkville, MS
02/19/2017
2:00 PM, SECN
No. 3 at No. 23 Texas A&M W 72–67  27–1 (13–1)
Reed Arena (5,243)
College Station, TX
02/23/2017
6:00 PM
No. 3 at No. 22 Kentucky L 75–78 OT 27–2 (13–2)
Memorial Colisuem (5,244)
Lexington, KY
02/26/2017
4:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 3 Tennessee L 64–82  27–3 (13–3)
Humphrey Coliseum (10,500)
Starkville, MS
SEC Women's Tournament
03/03/2017
5:00 PM, SECN
(2) No. 6 vs. (7) LSU
quarterfinals
W 78–61  28–3
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (4,330)
Greenville, SC
03/04/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
(2) No. 6 vs. (6) Texas A&M
semifinals
W 66–50  29–3
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (7,554)
Greenville, SC
03/05/2017
2:00 PM, ESPN
(2) No. 6 vs. (1) No. 5 South Carolina
championship game
L 49–59  29–4
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (7,715)
Greenville, SC
NCAA Women's Tournament
03/17/2017*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
(2 O) No. 7 (15 O) Troy
First Round
W 110–69  30–4
Humphrey Coliseum (5,572)
Starkville, MS
03/19/2017*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
(2 O) No. 7 (7 O) No. 19 DePaul
Second Round
W 92–71  31–4
Humphrey Coliseum (6,035)
Starkville, MS
03/24/2017*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
(2 O) No. 7 vs. (3 O) No. 11 Washington
Sweet Sixteen
W 75–64  32–4
Chesapeake Energy Arena 
Oklahoma City, OK
03/26/2017*
6:30 PM, ESPN
(2 O) No. 7 vs. (1 O) No. 5 Baylor
Elite Eight
W 94–85 OT 33–4
Chesapeake Energy Arena (3,128)
Oklahoma City, OK
03/31/2017*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
(2 O) No. 7 vs. (1 B) No. 1 Connecticut
Final Four
W 66–64 OT 34–4
American Airlines Center (19,202)
Dallas, TX
04/02/2017*
5:00 PM, ESPN
(2 O) No. 7 vs. (1 S) No. 3 South Carolina
Championship Game
L 55–67  34–5
American Airlines Center (19,229)
Dallas, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. O=Oklahoma City Region.
All times are in Central Time.

Source:[2]

Rankings

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
AP 10 10 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 7 7 N/A
Coaches 11 9 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 5 7 7 2
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.espn.com/ncw/recap?gameId=400948727
  2. ^ "Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs 2016–17 schedule". HailState.com. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
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