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No. 15 Mississippi State vs Florida Women’s Basketball Preview

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The Bulldogs open up SEC play at home, as they welcome the Gators to Starkville.

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Broadcast Information

The game is at 7:10 p.m. CT and can be watched on the SEC Network.

What to Watch For

Aliyah Matharu off the bench

Fresh off a career outing against Little Rock, Matharu continues to emerge into a lethal spark plug. As Matharu led the team in points with 18, a season high, her speed and agility proved to be more than formidable. Expect Matharu’s offensive prowess to be a factor for the Bulldogs throughout tonight’s matchup.

Coach Vic Schaefer has been heavily reliant upon the team’s second unit and they have yet to disappoint. Matharu, though a scorer at heart, can facilitate and create opportunities for teammates. Look for Matharu to do so and see the floor longer than her season high of 17 minutes.

Myah Taylor forcing turnovers

With 29 steals on the year, Taylor has significantly improved defensively. Though she has been up and down offensively as of late, Taylor’s defensive game has shined. Look for Taylor to force the issue and make a game changing play late. That said, Taylor can do so while staying out of foul trouble. Able to capitalize on forced turnovers, she should set the tone.

Prediction

Mississippi State runs past Florida 88-67