This will mark the 30th meeting between Mississippi State and Georgia. Georgia leads the overall series 19-10 and is 9-3 when hosting State in Athens. UGA has won the last two meetings, including the 67-57 defeat in Starkville on Jan. 23, 2005. The last time that MSU won in Athens was Jan. 31, 2002 (72-71).
The Georgia Lady Bulldogs (12-4, 2-1 SEC) are 6-1 over the last seven games with their sole loss coming at Tennessee, 94-85. They most recently concluded a 10-3 non-conference record with the 74-59 win over Miami. UGA has tallied a 5-0 home record this season. The Lady Bulldogs are led by sophomore forward Tasha Humphrey who is averaging 19.8 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per game. Senior guard Sherill Baker is putting up 18.6 ppg, sophomore guard/forward Megan Darrah has 12.2 ppg and junior guard Cori Chambers has 11.6 ppg.
This will mark MSU's third TV game this season and second on Comcast Sports Southeast.
The Lady Bulldogs continue on the road for their Sunday game, traveling to Fayetteville, Ark. to face the Lady Razorbacks for the second time this season on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. CT.