Mississippi State kicks off conference play in Athens, Georgia, as guard Aliyah Matharu will play an integral role in the Bulldogs’ offense.
Matharu has been a spark off the bench thus far. She is an offensive weapon with speed and range. As she is averaging 7.6 points thus far, Matharu is fresh off a 10-point performance. She is earning the trust of head coach Nikki McCray-Penson and will likely see more minutes.
Though a bit streaky, Matharu is a scorer at heart. She can get through the lane and is willing to pull up from anywhere on the floor. This year’s squad plays fast, catering to Matharu’s game. Look for her to embrace her role and lead the Bulldogs’ second unit in points.
While Mississippi State is a dangerous team, the Southeastern Conference poses numerous threats to the Bulldogs. Matharu will be heavily relied upon and should take advantage of every opportunity. Expect her number to be called more often than not.