Weekend Wrap-Up: Mississippi State proves too much for the Wave

Dante Vargas-Hall, Contributing Reporter

Despite a near double-double performance from freshman sensation Kolby Morgan, Tulane women’s basketball came up short against No. 5 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs in a tough 57-47 loss in the NCAA Women’s Tournament. 

The Wave held its own in the first half as its 2-3 zone stifled Mississippi State offensively, holding the Bulldogs to shoot 24 percent from the floor early on.  However, Mississippi State’s head coach Vic Schaeffer calmed his players nerves at half-time, and made the right adjustments as State blew the game open in the second half. 

After Tulane went on a 7-0 run to start the second half, Mississippi State once again answered the bell by going on a decisive 20-2 run, putting to bed the Wave’s dreams of a Cinderella tournament run. 

With the season over, Tulane is forced to send off a talented senior class that led the program to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010. This class held numerous school records while starting at various positions.

Head coach Lisa Stockton has a lot of shoes to fill as Tulane gears up for another tournament run in her No. 22 season.