The game is at 7 p.m. CT and can be watched on the SEC Network.
What to Watch For
Jessika Carter vs Faustine Aifuwa
As both stand at 6-foot-5, Carter and Aifuwa will be battling down low throughout. Averaging a near Double double with 13 points and 9.9 boards per game, Carter will have to post at least 15 and 10 to win tonight’s battle in the paint. While the Bulldogs have proven to be formidable offensively, Carter’s ability to rule the paint will be a key factor.
Aifuwa, who averages 9.8 points and 6.9 boards is best known for her defensive game. However, Aifuwa often finds herself in foul trouble early. Look for Carter to draw multiple fouls and make the most of her trips to the line.
Jordan Danberry and Rickea Jackson vs Khayla Pointer and Ayana Mitchell
The Bulldogs and Tigers each boast dynamic scoring duos, as each is on fire, having posted more than 10 points game after game. Set to be a track meat, tonight’s matchup will come down to which duo can hit open shots. Having said that, Danberry’s defense could be the difference maker. As we have seen throughout the year, Danberry can change a game on either end of the floor. Expect her to do so late.
Jackson has emerged into a reliable offensive weapon with range. Fresh off a 21 point outing against Missouri, Jackson should not show any signs of slowing down. Defensively, Jackson will have to do her best, as neutralizing Pointer and/or Mitchell will be her toughest test this year.
Mississippi State runs past LSU 90-71