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Women’s Basketball Set to Host MSU in Magnolia State Rivalry

Women's Basketball Set to Host MSU in Magnolia State Rivalry


OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss returns home on Thursday (Jan. 26) to host Mississippi State in a Magnolia State showdown. In this season’s previous meeting in Starkville, the Rebels came out victorious from Humphrey Coliseum, 61-50, for the first time since 2007. Tip against the Bulldogs is set for 8 p.m. CT on SEC Network.

TEAM FACTS

 

Ole Miss Rebels (16-4, 5-2 SEC)

Head Coach: Yolett McPhee-McCuin • 5th Season at Ole Miss (70-70) • 10th Season in Career (164-133)

 

Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-5, 4-3 SEC)

Head Coach: Sam Purcell • 1st Season at MSU (15-5) • 1st Season in Career (15-5)

 

ON THE AIR

 

Television/Online: SEC Network 

Play by Play: Eric Frede

Analyst: Tamika Catchings

 

Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network

Station: 105.1 FM

Play by Play: Graham Doty

 

SERIES HISTORY    

VERSUS MISSISSIPPI STATE

The Magnolia state rivalry dates back to 1975 with Ole Miss holding favor 65-38 in the series.

Prior to last season, Mississippi State had won 14 meetings in a row before Ole Miss broke the streak in the last meeting in Oxford. The Rebels have won the last two of three in the matchup, including this year’s meeting in Starkville, 61-50. The victory from Humphrey Coliseum was the Rebels first road win in the series since the 2007 season.

A win for the Rebels on Thursday would be the first regular season sweep of the Bulldogs since 2004.

Angel Baker led all scorers on Jan. 1, with 22 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds. Tacking on 15 points of her own was Madison Scott, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and nabbing nine rebounds.

FIRST MEETING

• 01/23/75 – UM, 90-76 – at Oxford

LAST MEETING

• 01/01/23 – UM, 61-50 – at Starkville

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS

Mississippi State rides a three game winning streak into Thursday’s matchup, including a thrilling one point win against Kentucky this last Sunday.

Two of the SEC’s best defenses square off with Mississippi State ranking fourth overall in the conference, holding its opponents to an average of 53.95 points per game. The Bulldogs rank third in the league in scoring margin, outscoring its opponents by 19.80 points per outing.

Jessika Carter remains one of the league’s top players, averaging 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

TEAM NOTES    

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