STARKVILLE, Miss. --- Sharon Fanning's Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs (11-5, 2-1), fresh off a 82-57 victory over arch-rival Mississippi last Thursday, will look for its third SEC victory in four tries by hosting No. 8 Georgia (12-2, 1-1), Sunday at 2 p.m.

"> STARKVILLE, Miss. --- Sharon Fanning's Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs (11-5, 2-1), fresh off a 82-57 victory over arch-rival Mississippi last Thursday, will look for its third SEC victory in four tries by hosting No. 8 Georgia (12-2, 1-1), Sunday at 2 p.m.

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LADY BULLDOGS HOST NATIONALLY-RANKED GEORGIA

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/01players/basketball/wbasketballfile120-160.jpg" align="left" width="120" height="157"> STARKVILLE, Miss. --- Sharon Fanning's Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs (11-5, 2-1), fresh off a 82-57 victory over arch-rival Mississippi last Thursday, will look for its third SEC victory in four tries by hosting No. 8 Georgia (12-2, 1-1), Sunday at 2 p.m.<P>

Georgia suffered its first conference set-back of the young season last Thursday, falling to No. 14/10 South Carolina, 71-64, in Athens. State's lone conference loss also came at the hands of USC, 79-64, last Sunday in Starkville.

Junior standout LaToya Thomas, a two-time Kodak All-American, continues to pace MSU and the SEC in scoring, with 21.9 points per contest. She also leads the squad in rebounding, with 9.8 boards per outing, and field goal shooting (54.4 percent). The Greenville, Miss., native recorded her sixth double-double of the season in her last outing, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Mississippi.

Freshman Tan White continues to make an impact for State, scoring 18.9 points per game and grabbing 7.6 rebounds per outing, both second-best on the team. The guard recorded her fourth double-double of the year leading MSU in scoring and rebounding (25 points, 16 rebounds) vs. Mississippi. Joining the duo in double-figures is the team's lone senior, post-player Jennifer Fambrough, who is averaging 12.4 points and 5.9 boards per outing.

Andy Landers' squad is led by Kara Braxton, who is pouring in 16.3 points per game and grabbing 7.3 boards per outing. Mississippi native Ebony Felder (9.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg) and Christi Thomas (9.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg) are key contributors to Georgia¹s fast start.

Mississippi State is averaging 78.8 points per night, while giving up just 68.3. MSU is shooting 46.0 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from three-point range, and 72.6 percent from the charity stripe. Georgia is scoring 73.4 points per game while giving up 68.0. UGA shoots 45.2 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from long-range, and 66.8 percent from the free-throw line. Georgia is outrebounding its opponents by 6.2 boards per outing.

Georgia leads the series 16-7, but State has captured three of the last six meetings. UGA won the last meeting, 78-74, last season in Starkville. Fanning is 3-5 versus Georgia while at State.

The game can be heard on WFCA, 107.9-FM with Jim Ellis calling the play-by-play and Bart Gregory on color.

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