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Women’s Basketball: Which Bulldog must come up big off the bench?

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An experienced and versatile guard, Xaria Wiggins is a key piece to the success of the Bulldogs’ second unit.

At 6-foot-1, Wiggins is a mismatch nightmare. She is a formidable defender and unafraid to take risks when it matters. Wiggins will have to force the issue on Thursday, as Dawn Staley and the Gamecocks will throw the kitchen sink at Nikki McCray-Penson and the Bulldogs.

In addition to her defense, Wiggins is a potent weapon from beyond the arc. While the Bulldogs shoot from distance often, expect Wiggins to attempt north of five shots. If Mississippi State wishes to shock South Carolina, it will be in large part due to Wiggins’ versatility on both ends of the floor.

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