LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Vic Schaefer has turned Mississippi State from a middle-of-the-road Southeastern Conference program into a national factor in five seasons.The Bulldogs coach celebrated that dramatic turnaround with the 100th victory of his career on Tuesday night, a 58-44 win over Arkansas-Little Rock.Schaefers milestone with Mississippi State (10-0) happened in a state dear to him -- a place where he spent six years as an assistant for the Razorbacks before leaving with coach Gary Blair for Texas A&M.I wouldnt lie to you if I didnt say its kind of special, especially in this state, Schaefer said. I spent six great years up on the hill. I wasnt good enough to get that one when (Blair) left back in 2003, but I really appreciate the opportunity at Mississippi State.Schaefer is only the second coach in school history to reach the century mark in victories, joining Sharon Fanning-Otis. He earned every bit of win No. 100 on Tuesday against a Trojans (5-5) team that led by as many as five points on its home court and trailed by only four points after three quarters.In the fourth quarter, however, Victoria Vivians scored 10 of her 17 points to help the Bulldogs pull away and remain undefeated. Blair Schaefer matched her career high with 12 points for Mississippi State, while Morgan William finished with 10.Im proud of what weve accomplished at Mississippi State, Vic Schaefer said. Its what I envisioned.Ronjanae DeGray led UALR with 18 points and was 7 of 7 from the field, while Sharde Collins had 11 points.Mississippi State entered the game third in the SEC in scoring, averaging 80.7 points per game.However, the Bulldogs struggled to score in the first half against a UALR defense that had allowed only an average of 46 points per game during its recent winning streak -- 52.6 per game for the season.The Trojans led by as many as five points in the second quarter, with Collins scoring all nine of her first-half points in the first quarter, but Mississippi State overcame 10 first-half turnovers to lead 25-24 at halftime and wore down UALR late.We missed a lot of opportunities, Trojans coach Joe Foley said. To me, personally, Im not pleased at all with the way we played. You can say what you want, but I think our kids can play better than that.BIG PICTUREMississippi State: Despite having not played a home game since an 88-51 win over San Jose State on Nov. 26, the Bulldogs added to their impressive early season resume against one of the top mid-major programs in the country. They did so by committing only three turnovers in the second half after turning the ball over 10 times in the first.UALR: The Trojans have reached the postseason eight times in the last nine seasons, including four trips to the NCAA Tournament. They had won four straight games entering Tuesday, but a close loss to a top 5 team isnt likely to hurt their postseason chances.AWAKENED VIVIANSVivians was only 3-of-9 shooting through three quarters on Tuesday, and she had committed four of Mississippi States 13 turnovers. Instead of showing her frustration, the junior kept her cool and scored 10 points in the fourth, making 4 of 5 shots as the Bulldogs outscored the Trojans 20-10 to close out the win.Youve got to keep a level head playing for Coach Schaefer, Vivians said. If you get out of it, its not going to turn out well.UP NEXTMississippi State stays on the road when it travels to Los Angeles for two games in the Women of Troy Classic, beginning with SMU on Friday.The Trojans return to the road when they face Tulsa on Sunday. Cheap Italy Jerseys . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. Cheap Russia Jerseys . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. 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A national TV game with two elite teams should be (played) with a day off.The Spurs have dropped two straight at the AT&T Center after losing just two regular-season home games in the previous 600 days, including a 40-1 mark last season.San Antonio had not lost consecutive home games since dropping back-to-back triple-overtime games to Memphis (117-116) and Portland (129-119) in December 2014.We feel like we gave two away, San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard said, but weve just got to learn from our mistakes. Teams that are good learn from their failures.It was the Clippers most lopsided victory in 160 games against the Spurs and it started on a historic note. Los Angeles scored the most points in the opening half in Popovichs 21 seasons, rolling to a 73-55 lead.The Clippers shot 50 percent from the field while dominating the battle between one-loss teams.We got some stops and got out in transition, said Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who had nine points and 10 assists. We played a lot of faster than weve been playing and we got some easy buckets.After giving up eight straight points to open the game, the Clippers made eight consecutive stops to take a 16-8 lead they would never relinquish.After that it was just survival for us because we had a big enough lead, Rivers said.Jamal Crawford finished with 16 points, J.J. Redick had 14 and Luc Mbah a Moute had 14 points while shooting 2 for 4 on 3-pointers.But it was Griffin who keyed the early run.The 6-foot-10 forward had 26 points in the first half, shooting 12 for 16 from the field.Our offense was clicking so well I got out in transition, got some easy ones there, Griffin said. But I also got some easy looks from C.dddddddddddd. and (DeAndre Jordan) rolling. Its nice to have those easy looks go down and that kind of builds your confidence.Griffin finished 13 for 19 from the field, banking in shots and rising up for jumpers against LaMarcus Aldridge.Im no dummy, I just told them to get it to him, Rivers said. I didnt care where, but through movement. They did a good job of not just handing it to him they swung it, swung it and then dropped it. But when hes that hot, you just try to get it to him and space the floor.Aldridge had 19 points and Leonard added 14, but the duo shot a combined 10 for 26.TIP-INSClippers: Redick has the longest active streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer at 62 straight. He was 2 for 3 on 3-pointers. ... Crawford raised his career total to 17,145 points, passing Grant Hill (17,137) for 88th on the career scoring list. ... Redick completed a four-point play in the first quarter, the 26th of his career. He is second in league history, trailing Crawfords 47.Spurs: C Pau Gasol had one assist, becoming the third 7-footer in league history with 3,500 in his career. Lakers greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 5,660 assists and Wilt Chamberlain had 4,643. . Leonard was 8 for 8 on free throws, raising his season total to 61 for 63. He is the first Spurs player with 60-plus free throws in the teams first seven games since Tim Duncan in 2007.UNSUNG HEROMbah a Moute shot 5 for 9 from the field and helped hold Leonard to 3-for-13 shooting.We are just always trying to tell Luc that weve got the utmost confidence in him, Paul said. Luc put in some great work this summer. 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