Alabama preview

Senior guard Kendra Grant will try to snap a two-game SEC skid against Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Senior guard Kendra Grant will try to snap a two-game SEC skid against Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 15/18 Mississippi State looks to bounce back from its first two setbacks of the season as the Bulldogs host Alabama Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.

Tip is set for 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Net South, with Dave Baker and Brittany Jackson on the call. Fans outside the SEC footprint can watch the game on ESPN3 at or via the WatchESPN app.

Jason Crowder and Charlie Winfield bring the radio call on WKBB-FM 100.9, WXWX-FM 96.3 and to HailStatePLUS subscribers.

Tickets for the contest are $5 for adults and free for youth high school age and under. MSU students also get in free with a valid student ID.

Free pizza will be available for students while supplies last.

In addition to Sunday being the team’s “We Back Pat” game, which supports the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, it will also be Girl Scout Day with free Hail State patches being given away.

Bully’s Kidz Kourt opens in Mize Pavilion at 2 p.m., and fans can get autographs from the Bulldogs following the contest.

MSU enters Sunday 18-2 overall and 3-2 in SEC play after a tough 71-69 double-overtime setback to LSU Thursday night.

Dominique Dillingham’s season-high 18 points paced the Bulldogs. The Spring, Texas, native averages 8.0 ppg and a league-high 2.6 steals in SEC play.

Senior Jerica James followed with 16 points against LSU in a career-high 38 minutes. James, who finished one back of her career high set at Missouri on Jan. 4, has scored at an 8.4 clip in the Bulldogs’ five league games.

Sophomore Breanna Richardson tops Vic Schaefer’s squad in conference play with 10.4 ppg and 8.0 rpg. Freshman Victoria Vivians averages 9.4 points in the SEC while topping the team with 14.6 ppg this season.

Mississippi State looks to bounce back from consecutive losses while also halting a two-game Alabama win streak in the series.

Mississippi State has held the upper hand in Starkville, winning six of the last eight meetings.

After having a 12-game home win streak halted Thursday, the Bulldogs look to start a new one against a Crimson Tide squad that is 11-8 overall and 0-4 in SEC play.

Alabama makes its second-straight trip to the Magnolia State after dropping a 77-63 decision at Ole Miss a week ago.

Breanna Hayden, who averages 5.9 ppg, led the way with 16 points and six rebounds. Meoshonti Knight added 15 to raise her SEC average to 10.8 ppg.

Ashley Williams paces Alabama with 14.1 ppg, including 11.7 in the conference.

(From MSU Media Relations)

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