MSU picked third in SEC, Vivians named Preseason All-SEC

Victoria Vivians

Victoria Vivians

Mississippi State’s women’s basketball team finished third in the Southeastern Conference standings last season.

Vic Schaefer‘s Bulldogs were also picked third by the media for the 2015-16 campaign as well with sophomore guard Victoria Vivians earning a spot on the Preseason All-SEC team.

Vivians was an Associated Press All-American honorable mention and a second-team All-SEC selection last year averaging 14.9 points per game.

South Carolina received 265 points and was picked to win the league followed by Tennessee at 248 and MSU at 215. Ole Miss was picked sixth, receiving 169 points.

South Carolina’s Tiffany Mitchell is the Preaseason SEC Player of the Year. Gamecocks Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson join Mitchell on the All-SEC team along with Kentucky’s Mykala Epps and Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields.

2015-16 SEC Preseason Media Poll

SEC Champion

South Carolina

Order of Finish

1. South Carolina                          265

2. Tennessee                                  248

3. Mississippi State                   215

4. Texas A&M                                 207

5. Kentucky                                    205

6. Ole Miss                                      169

7. Missouri                                     165

8. Arkansas                                    138

T9. Georgia                                    128

T9. LSU                                           128

11. Vanderbilt                                 80

12. Florida                                       78

13. Auburn                                      65

14. Alabama                                    34

Player of the Year

Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

Preseason All-SEC

Mykala Epps, Kentucky

Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State

Alaina Coates, South Carolina

Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

A’ja Wilson, South Carolina

Diamond DeShields, Tennessee

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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