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Player to Watch: Mississippi State at Jackson State

Having exceeded expectations thus far, Xaria Wiggins looks to make the most of her increased minutes against the Tigers.

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Both offensively and defensively, Wiggins continues to have an impact on the game, as she has been a catalyst for the Bulldogs second unit.

A scorer at heart, Wiggins can create her own shot and is forming a consistent midrange game. If able to become a threat from three and draw fouls in the lane, Wiggins is likely to earn more minutes. At 6-foot-1, Wiggins is a mismatch nightmare, as she will have a significant height advantage over Dayzsha Rogan who stands at 5-foot-4 and Keshuna Luckett at 5-foot-6.

Defensively, Wiggins can force the issue and should post multiple steals and blocked shots. Given Wiggins’ versatility, expect a filled stat line tomorrow night. Though the Bulldogs have been lethal offensively, Vic Schaefer is a defensive mind. If she continues to play smart and limit turnovers, look for Wiggins to see the floor in critical moments.