Okorie, No. 4 Mississippi State women top Alabama 67-54

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Mississippi State forced a turnover 11 seconds into the second half, and didn't let up the rest of that 10-minute period.

Chinwe Okorie had 15 points and eight rebounds and the fourth-ranked Bulldogs overwhelmed Alabama in the third quarter en route to a 67-54 victory Thursday night to remain unbeaten.

"I thought they really took it to us the first half and I was proud of how we responded after a halftime chit chat," Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer said. "We came out in the third quarter, that's our team. Forcing turnovers. Getting out in transition. Good execution on the half court."


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2 Baylor18-1
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