Most recently MSU lost its fourth straight at Arkansas, 60-58. For only the sixth time this season, MSU led at halftime at Arkansas. The Lady Bulldogs pulled ahead by as much as seven with 13:47 to go in the first half. Arkansas chipped away at the lead to overtake the game by as many as eight points at 8:05 in the second stanza. For the first time this season, MSU came back from a deficit under the five-minute mark, tying the game at 55-55 with 32.5 seconds left, however the Razorbacks would keep a lead and win by two.
Freshman guard/forward Robin Porter continues to lead the Lady Bulldogs with 10.2 points per game, earning the top scoring position in seven games this season. She is followed by freshman guard Heather Hollis with 9.4 ppg and senior forward Mamie McKinney is pulling down 5.9 rebounds per game.
Ole Miss owns the overall record vs. State, 56-13. MSU is 7-24 when hosting the Rebels in Starkville. Six of the seven wins have come under the tutelage of coach Fanning. State has won the last two encounters including the one in Oxford earlier this season, 70-59. MSU has won 12 of the last 18 meetings.
Since the last meeting on Jan. 8 in Oxford, the Lady Rebels have gone 1-2 in SEC play with a win at Auburn (51-48) and losses to Florida (66-58) and vs. Kentucky (81-75). Their lone win did come on the road in Auburn, Ala. Junior guard Armintie Price continues to lead UM with 17.0 ppg and 10.9 rpg followed by senior guard Ashley Johnson with 10.6 ppg.
MSU will travel to Auburn, Ala. to face the Auburn Tigers on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. CT before returning to Starkville for a four-game home stand at Humphrey Coliseum.