For the past three seasons, the Mississippi State women’s basketball team has dealt with its fair share of disappointments.

For three years in a row, the Bulldogs lost to South Carolina in the SEC Tournament championship game. And, to make matters worse, they’ve made it to the past two national championship games, losing both times.

So, on Sunday, when the Bulldogs routed Arkansas to win the SEC title, the celebration was extra sweet for players who have been around to experience those previous disappointments.

While cruising to an impressive 101-70 win, the Bulldogs controlled all four quarters. As she has all season, C Teaira McCowan led the way, scoring 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. G Andra Espinoza-Hunter also had 24 points for the Bulldogs.

G Bre’Amber Scott chipped in with 20 points off the bench and G Jazzmun Holmes dished out 12 assists to help the Bulldogs cut down the nets in Greenville.

At 30-2 overall, the Bulldogs will likely be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, so we’ll see if they can cut down the nets in that tourney this time around, too.