UA-MISSISSIPPI STATE NOTEBOOK

FAYETTEVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Tan White, by gathering 29 points and 10 rebounds in an 83-71 loss to Arkansas on Sunday, continued to add to her career milestones.

White has now scored in double figures in 27 consecutive games and has pushed her career point total to 2,095, second only to LaToya White's 2,981 in MSU history.

In addition, White has moved to fourth on the Mississippi State career rebounding list with 748 -- two more than Nitra Perry. Sophie Ratliff is White's next target at 822 rebounds.

"It's pretty neat when everyone knows a player by just her first name -- we all just call her Tan," said Arkansas coach Susie Gardner. "It's like Dolly (Parton) or Reba (McEntire). We knew when Tan just scored four points in the first half that she would come out blazing in the second half."

White made 10 of 19 floor shots in the second half alone, including 2 of 5 3-pointers. But she wasn't impressed with those stats in a losing cause.

"Tan was the first to say after the game that we just didn't defend well enough," said MSU coach Sharon Fanning.



McLEOD INJURED

Hannah McLeod, a junior co-captain on the Lady'Backs gymnastics team, did not compete in Arkansas' dual-meet victory over Kentucky on Friday night because of a sprained ankle suffered in practice last week.

McLeod had been deemed day-to-day, and could return when the Gym'Backs compete at Auburn on Friday night.



AROUND THE LEAGUE

In other SEC women's basketball games Sunday, Georgia won 71-56 over Auburn at home, Kentucky won 70-63 at home over Ole Miss, LSU drubbed Alabama 76-51 at home, Florida won 67-57 at South Carolina, and Tennessee took a 79-65 decision at Vanderbilt.

LSU now leads the league at 3-0, followed by Tennessee at 2-0, Florida at 3-1, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Kentucky at 2-1, Georgia at 3-2, Ole Miss and Alabama at 1-2, Arkansas at 1-4, South Carolina and Auburn at 0-3.



Tip-Ins

By winning for the first time in five games against Mississippi State, Arkansas regained a 10-9 lead in the series rivalry, including a 7-1 edge at home... Ruby Vaden, a 6-foot-3 junior reserve center for Arkansas, played just eight minutes because of foul trouble (four fouls), but managed three points and three rebounds. Vaden will turn 21 on Jan. 27. Sunday was her turn to sign autographs for fans... During selected timeouts at UA home games, fans who cheer the loudest receive a free pizza from Eureka's. On Sunday, a group of 10 spirited fans earned a pizza by holding up a sign that read, "We want pizza."... With Arkansas leading Mississippi State 24-23, the scoreboard clock continued to run for six seconds -- from 5:14 to 5:08 -- after the ball went out of bounds. Another time, an official admitted to an observer at the media table that he had restarted the 30-second shot clock by mistake.








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