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Mississippi State pulls off stunning upset of No. 1 UConn

Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan (15) shoots over Connecticut guard Gabby Williams, front, and forward Katie Lou Samuelson, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the women's Final Four, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Dallas.
Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan (15) shoots over Connecticut guard Gabby Williams, front, and forward Katie Lou Samuelson, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the women's Final Four, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Dallas. AP

Mississippi State pulled off the biggest upset in women’s college basketball history Friday night.

Morgan William’s jumper at the buzzer in overtime lifted Mississippi State past UConn 66-64 Friday night, snapping UConn’s record-111 game winning streak.

Mississippi State (34-4) advances to face South Carolina for the national title at 5 p.m. Sunday night in Dallas.

William hit a 15-footer to cap it, moments after a replay review awarded UConn two free throws for a flagrant 1 foul call that tied the game with 26.6 seconds left.

Mississippi State and UConn met in the Sweet 16 last season and the Huskies won by 60 points – the biggest win in regional semifinals history. All season long the Bulldogs had that humiliating loss on their minds.

Two former Sun Herald girls’ basketball players of the year — Harrison Central’s Jazzmun Holmes and Ameshya Williams of West Harrison- are on MSU's team.

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