By Parrish Alford and Logan Lowery
The Mississippi State and Ole Miss women’s basketball teams each hit the road to face a top 15 team today.
Mississippi State visits LSU tonight, a team it has had very little success against over the years.
Ole Miss, coming off a good week at home, will pick up an SEC road win today in an extremely tough environment – at No. 7 South Carolina.
The Bulldogs are 6-45 all-time against LSU and have just one win in Baton Rouge, the scene of tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup.
No. 14 LSU has won seven straight over MSU, including a 62-42 win at home and a 63-41 victory in Starkville last season.
The Bulldogs (15-6, 2-5) won 69-62 over Missouri at home on Sunday behind a 21 points from freshman Dominique Dillingham.
Junior center Martha Alwal pacesthe Bulldogs with 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while Theresa Plaisance leads LSU with 14.6 points.
LSU (16-4, 5-2) has won four of its last five games and is second in the SEC in 3-point shooting.
The Rebels (10-11, 1-6) defeated Mississippi State in overtime last Thursday then lost to No. 14 LSU 66-56.
Tip-off against the Gamecocks (18-2, 6-1)is 6 p.m.
The Gamecocks are 11-0 at Colonial Life Arena.
Guard Tiffany Mitchell leads South Carolina with 15.3 points a game and 52.4 percent from 3-point range.
The Rebels were just a point back against LSU with less than 3 minutes to play, but the Tigers closed on a 9-0 run.
Valencia McFarland leads Ole Miss with 16.4 points per game.