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Mississippi State women surprise Ole Miss

Jan 29, 2007 - 12:23 AM OXFORD, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Marneshia Richard scored 15 points, including the game-winning basket at the buzzer, to give Mississippi State a 73-71 Southeastern Conference victory over No. 25 Mississippi.

Alexis Rack scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Mississippi State (13-8, 4-3 SEC), which survived four ties and nine lead changes. Richard made 6-of-11 shots and handed out five assists.

The Lady Bulldogs overcame 27 turnovers by shooting 46 percent (27-of-59) in their fourth SEC win of the season. They won just one league game last season.

Ashley Awkward scored 19 points and Armintie Price added 13 and 14 rebounds for Ole Miss (16-6, 5-2), which shot less than 39 percent (26-of-67), including 4-of-16 from 3-point range.