Ole Miss, MSU women on road

Tiffany Mitchell leads No. 7 South Carolina in scoring at 15.3 points per game. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Tiffany Mitchell leads No. 7 South Carolina in scoring at 15.3 points per game. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

By Parrish Alford and Logan Lowery

Daily Journal

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.

Ole Miss

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.