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#3 Mississippi State at #23 Texas A&M Women’s Basketball Preview

The Bulldogs defeated the Aggies 71-61 on January 29th in Starkville. They meet again in College Station, TX.

Kelly Price, Hailstate.com

The Mississippi State Bulldogs came off a tough week. Following an emotional win over Ole Miss and a close game against Georgia, The Bulldogs come into the next week with two tough road games against Texas A&M and Kentucky. Both of which are currently tied for 3rd place in the SEC.

Broadcast Info and Venue:

  • Location: College Station, TX
  • Venue: Reed Arena
  • Time: 4:00 PM CT
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Radio: Starkville 100.9 FM, Tupelo 95.9 FM, Hailstateplus/Tunein

Info

Mississippi State

  • Record (26-1, 12-1 SEC)
  • Road Record: 11-1
  • RPI: 4
  • SEC Standings: Tied for 1st

Texas A&M

  • Record (19-7, 9-4 SEC)
  • Home Record: 12-1
  • RPI: 16
  • SEC Standings: Tied for 3rd

Projected Starting Lineups

Mississippi State

  • Victoria Vivians
  • Morgan William
  • Breanna Richardson
  • Chinwe Okorie
  • Dominique Dillingham

Texas A&M

  • Danni Williams
  • Khaalia Hillsman
  • Curtyce Knox
  • Anriel Howard
  • Jasmine Lumpkin

Notes

  • Vic Schaefer once again travels to College Station, TX to face a team he helped lead to the National Championship, and his Alama Malter.
  • Texas A&M has a 12-1 Home Record this year. Will Gary Blair have a few tricks up his sleeve having faced his former assistant once already.
  • Mississippi State has never won at College Station, TX. 0-3 All Time.
  • Mississippi State had a sluggish performance against Georgia last time out. How will the Bulldogs fare with a very tough test Sunday Afternoon?
  • Texas A&M has Mississippi State and South Carolina back to back in Reed Arena. Will Texas A&M make some noise in the race to the SEC Title?
  • Texas A&M is coming off a road loss against LSU. Before that A&M had a 4 game winning streak, including a win at then #24 Tennessee. Only one of two SEC Teams to win in Knoxville, TN this season.
  • Dominque Dillingham and Victoria Vivians went a combined 2/22 last Thursday against Georgia. How will they respond?
  • Dominique Dillingham, Ketara Chapel, and Teaira McCowan return to the state of Texas. Will they finally be able to get a win in the lone star state?

Prediction

Texas A&M is going to be a very tough game for MSU for a lot of reasons. While its true A&M and MSU are similar when you talk about any sport, its more true in Women's Basketball than any other sport. Vic Schaefer’s ties to Texas A&M run very deep. And playing what he calls “family” in Gary Blair makes things even more difficult. Add that to the fact that A&M is a solid team. Their only home loss is to a USC team Mississippi State defeated in Los Angeles earlier this season. This game will be even closer than the first meeting in Starkville. I’m going Bulldogs 68 Aggies 64.