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No. 10 Mississippi State vs West Virginia Women’s Basketball Preview

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As the Bulldogs hope to avenge the Mountaineers in today’s Big 12 / SEC Challenge, they must do so through a balanced high-octane offense.

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Broadcast Information

The game is at 1 p.m. CT and can be watched on the SEC Network.

What to Watch For

Myah Taylor at the point

Though she was held to just two points against Stanford, expect Taylor to return to form this afternoon. Quick with vision, Taylor is a true score first point guard. While she can get through the lane and to the rim at will, Taylor should pick the Mountaineer defense apart. In addition, she has improved as a free-throw shooter, having shot 14-18 thus far.

Having committed just three turnovers in her last four games, Taylor has taken better care of the ball. If able to limit turnovers and force the issue, as she has accumulated 18 steals on the year, look for Taylor to make a significant impact in today’s game.

Andra Espinoza-Hunter from three

Espinoza-Hunter is yet to have that breakout performance from distance, as she has struggled scoring wise. With unlimited range, look for her number to be called. Averaging 9.7 points per game, her numbers should increase. Though she has shot 8-of-26 from distance, Espinoza-Hunter’s three ball will eventually fall. While the junior guard has the experience and talent, she knows her role and will ultimately be a factor against the Mountaineers.

Prediction

Mississippi State blazes by West Virginia 102 - 84