Mississippi State

Bulldogs set to take on Jackrabbits

Mississippi State women’s basketball hits the road for the first time this season for a tough non-conference matchup against No. 23 South Dakota State. Tipoff against the Jackrabbits is scheduled for 6 p.m. Central time in Brookings, S.D.

Monday night’s contest will be streamed to both GoJacks.com/Watch and to Midco Sports Plus. A subscription is required for both streams.


  • Mississippi State (2-0) vs No. 23 South Dakota State (1-1)
  • Date: Monday, Nov. 14 // Time: 6 p.m. CT
  • Location: Brookings, S.D. (Frost Arena)
  • Watch: GoJacks.com/Watch (Talent: Brad Peterson)
  • Listen: MSU Radio Network (Play-By-Play: Jason Crowder)

Numbers To Know

  • 15 • Anastasia Hayes is just 15-points shy of 2,000 for her career.
  • 3rd • Hayes has scored 1,985 career points and ranks 3rd in the NCAA for most points scored by an active Division I player.
  • 2 • Jessika Carter has been a force early in the season with a pair of double-doubles in the first two games of the season.

Series History

  • This will be the second all-time meeting between the two schools.
  • Mississippi State leads the series 1-0. However, this will be the first meeting in Brookings
  • Last season State and SDSU met on Nov. 12 for the first time in Starkville. MSU came away with a narrow 76-71 victory.

Bulldog Takeaways

  • Mississippi State is 2-0 to start the season after picking up wins over Mississippi Valley State and North Alabama
  • MSU will be playing its third game in six days to start the 2022-23 season
  • State is averaging 90.5 points per game while allowing just 43.5 (+47.0 margin of victory)
  • JerKaila Jordan has paced the Dawgs through the first two games, averaging 17.5 points per game. Jessika Carter has followed closely behind, averaging a double-double (15.5 ppg and 10.0 rebounds per contest).
  • Anastasia Hayes has been an elite point guard with 17 assists in just two games. She currently ranks ninth nationally and first in the SEC in total assists and assists per game.
  • Carter’s two double-doubles this season, is tied for the nation’s lead with 18 other players.

Get-To-Know SDSU

  • South Dakota State is coached by Aaron Johnston, who is in his 23rd season with the Jackrabbits. In his career, Johnston has a record of 543-180 with 17 Summit League Championships, 10 NCAA appearances, 1 Sweet 16 and a WNIT Championships.
  • Last season SDSU won the WNIT Championship, defeating Alabama, UCLA and Seton Hall in the final three games of the tournament. The Jackrabbits dominated in the championship game, earning the 82-50 win over Seton Hall.
  • SDSU opened the season at home against No. 21 Creighton. The Bluejays defeated the Jackrabbits 78-69. Myah Selland led the way with 22-points but just two rebounds.
  • They followed up their loss to Creighton with a 91-73 home win over Lehigh
  • Through two games this season, SDSU is averaging 80 points per game while allowing 75.5.

Up Next

The Bulldogs will be back home on Friday, Nov. 18 when the host Alabama State. Tipoff against the Hornets is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central.

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