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No. 15 Mississippi State at Louisiana Women’s Basketball Preview

Coming off a home loss to West Virginia, the Bulldogs look to take their anger out on the Ragin’ Cajuns.

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Broadcast Information

The game is at 11 a.m. CT and can be watched on ESPN+.

What to Watch For

Jessika Carter on the boards

As the Bulldogs have been exposed on the boards, Carter must impose her will in the paint. While Carter posted 11 points and 8 rebounds against the Mountaineers, her talent and skillset says otherwise. At 6-foot-5, Carter should have an immediate impact on today’s game and own the paint throughout.

Carter has shown balance between her offensive and defensive games, having proven to be a formidable weapon on both ends. That said, look for a few blocks and steals in Carter’s stat line. But the ultimate key is whether or not Carter can stay out of foul trouble. If able to remain on the court, Carter’s presence and length is sure to create offensive mismatches and force the issue defensively.

Jordan Danberry from midrange

Danberry, who has also found herself in foul trouble as of late, is one of the Bulldogs most lethal and trustworthy weapons. Though known for her defensive game, Danberry has been red-hot from midrange. Additionally, Danberry is averaging 13.4 points per game, a career best.

As she can create her own shot, Danberry can draw fouls and get into the paint. If the Bulldogs do earn a W today, Danberry will have to be in double figures, as that she be no problem given her numbers thus far.

Prediction

Mississippi State runs past by Louisiana 94 - 79