LaToya Thomas and Tan White paced the Maroon and White offense. Thomas poured in 31 points, while White scored a career-high 29 points. Both were perfect from the charity stripe. The Lady Bulldogs (4-1) as a team shot a season-high 84.2 percent from the free throw line.
Thomas recorded her 99th career double-double in her 34 minutes of play. Along with her 31 points she pulled down 13 rebounds. White was 3-5 from three-point range. With her three treys she moves into a tie for 10th with fellow teammate Jessica Carter on MSU's three-pointers made list.
Sophomore forward Seneca Anderson contributed six points. She also grabbed five boards in the contest. Renea Jones added five points.
"We need to focus on being the best team we can be. We need to defend and take care of the ball better," Fanning said. "When we do that we will be a better team," she added.
Chandi Jones had a game-high 33 points for the homestanding Cougars (1-2).
The Lady Bulldogs will break for the Thanksgiving holiday and return to the hardwood on December 4th, when they travel to Memphis to take on the University of Memphis Tigers. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.