- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Victoria Vivians scored 17 points as No. 5 Mississippi State pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 58-44 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Tuesday night.

The win keeps the Bulldogs (10-0) undefeated and is the 100th of coach Vic Schaefer’s career, making him only the second in school history to reach the century mark in victories.

Mississippi State trailed by as many as five points in the first half before leading 38-34 after three quarters. The Bulldogs then pulled away in the fourth, with Vivians scoring 10 points in the quarter.

Blair Schaefer matched her career high with 12 points for Mississippi State, while Morgan William finished with 10.

Ronjanae DeGray led the Trojans (5-5) with 18 points and was 7 of 7 from the field, while Sharde’ Collins had 11 points.

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No. 23 ARIZONA ST. 69, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 48

MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Freshman Robbi Ryan scored 13 points and Arizona State cruised to its fifth straight win.

Reili Richardson had eight points and made two 3-pointers, and Kelsey Moos scored seven points - all in the first half - to lead the Sun Devils who led 43-20 at halftime.

Arizona State entered the game shooting 46 percent during its winning streak. The Sun Devils made 24 of 43 field goals (56 percent) against the Blue Raiders, but committed 24 turnovers.

Alex Johnson scored 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting to lead Middle Tennessee (2-5).

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