“It’s in Trae’s hands to make a read and decision and create,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “We did that all night, really. He made a good play to find Christian and Christian jumped in there and knocked it down. Brady did the same thing on the next possession. Two big shots.”
Matt Forte, RB, Jets: New York’s backfield situation has been frustrating for Forte owners as well as for those who own Bilal Powell. Each has had good performances and seemingly has grabbed the No. 1 role for the Jets, only to be hit with injuries in subsequent weeks. In Forte’s case, it appears his knee injury is serious. New York is on a bye this weekend, but once Week 12 rolls around, Powell likely takes on the bulk of the backfield duties.
Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots: Hogan continues to be sidelined by a shoulder injury and is looking like he will miss another week. While it’s bad news for Hogan owners, Danny Amendola and Rex Burkhead owners should rejoice as both players should see a good amount of targets.
So far, Mississippi State has been outstanding. Vivians led the way Sunday with 24 points and nine rebounds as No. 3 Mississippi State won 71-52 at No. 6 Tennessee.
The Bulldogs are 20-0 overall and 6-0 in the SEC. They are now just one of two remaining unbeaten teams nationally, along with No. 1 UConn, after No. 2 Louisville fell 50-49 to No. 12 Florida State on Sunday. The Bulldogs are sure to move another notch up the rankings when the Associated Press poll comes out Monday.
Mississippi State has never won an SEC regular-season or tournament title in women’s basketball, but this season the Bulldogs could win both. Of course, there are still several big games ahead, including with Mississippi State’s nemesis, South Carolina, which has beaten the Bulldogs 11 consecutive times, including in last season’s NCAA final and SEC tournament title game, plus the regular-season matchup.