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Vivians, No. 5 Mississippi State roll past LSU

Mississippi State forward Victoria Vivians (35) leaps over LSU guard Jasmine Rhodes (10).
Mississippi State forward Victoria Vivians (35) leaps over LSU guard Jasmine Rhodes (10). Associated Press

Victoria Vivians had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Chinwe Okorie added 17 points to help No. 5 Mississippi State rout LSU 74-48 on Sunday in the SEC opener for both teams.

Mississippi State (15-0) forced the Tigers (11-3) into 20 turnovers and outrebounded them 36-28.

Chloe Jackson led LSU with 14 points. Tigers scoring leader Raigyne Moncrief has 12, but had only six in the first three quarters on 3-of-10 shooting. She fouled out with 3:35 remaining.

The Tigers forced 19 turnovers but shot just 34 percent.

Ole Miss 73, Arkansas 64: Shequila Joseph scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Ole Miss (12-2, 1-0 SEC). Shelby Gibson added 12 points. Junior Shandricka Sessom added 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Rebels outscored Arkansas 44-20 in the paint and won the battle of the boards 50-33.

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