Dillingham leads No. 6 Mississippi State past Texas A&M

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Dominique Dillingham had 14 points and No. 6 Mississippi State advanced to its second straight Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 66-50 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night.
 
The Bulldogs set a school record with their 29th victory this season. They'll look for No. 30 on Sunday against two-time defending tournament champion South Carolina. The fifth-ranked Gamecocks outlasted No. 20 Kentucky 89-77 earlier Saturday.
 
Morgan William added 12 points for Mississippi State (29-3) as all-SEC first-team selection Victoria Vivians was off her game for a second straight night. Vivians, who made just one of five shots for five points in a Bulldogs win Friday night, was just 4 of 14 from the field for 10 points against Texas A&M (21-11).
 
Not that it mattered all that much in this one. Mississippi State was up 14 points at the break and stretched the margin to 24 in the third quarter.
 
It was a disappointing performance for Aggies coach Gary Blair, had hoped for a better showing against his one-time assistant in Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer. With the loss, it was the first time Texas A&M lost three times in the same season to an SEC opponent.
 
Danni Williams had 13 points before fouling out to lead Texas A&M.
 

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