Today's SEC women's games

LSU at Ole Miss
n When: 2 p.m. (No TV)
n Radio: WQLJ-FM (93.7), Oxford
n Records: LSU 16-9 (9-4 SEC), Ole Miss 15-12 (5-8)
n Series: LSU leads 24-19.
n Last meeting: LSU won 83-36 in Baton Rouge last season.
n LSU: Keeping that Final Four streak alive seems unlikely, but the rebuilding Lady Tigers have won four in a row, including victories against Florida and Tennessee. Depending on results today, they could finish in a tie for second in the standings behind Auburn. … Junior G Allison Hightower (14.4) and freshman forward LaSondra Barrett (11.3) are LSU’s scoring leaders.
n Ole Miss: The team hasn’t played since last Sunday’s 71-69 homecourt win against Vanderbilt, which snapped a three-game losing streak. … Junior G Bianca Thomas (15.5) and senior C Shawn Goff (13.5) lead the Rebels in scoring. … Ole Miss is 4-2 in home SEC games this season after the win against Vandy.
Mississippi State at Alabama
n When: 2 p.m. (No TV)
n Records: MSU 20-8 (7-6 SEC), Alabama (13-15, 1-12)
n Series: Alabama leads 33-10
n Last meeting: MSU won 79-59 in Starkville last season.
n MSU: Thursday’s win against South Carolina ended an untimely two-game skid. … The team’s scoring leaders – G Alexis Rack (14.5), G/F Armelie Lumanu (11.3) and F Chanel Mokango (10.7) are all juniors and are all averaging 27 or minutes per game. … Another starter, senior Robin Porter (8.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg) is a native of Abbeville, Ala.
n Alabama: Beat Ole Miss at home on Feb. 19 for the Tide’s only league win this season. … Sophomore six-footer Tierney Jenkins leads the team in scoring (11.6) and rebounding (7.4) but is more likely to come off the bench today rather than start. … Katie Hancock, a sophomore from Tupelo, is averaging 4.2 points, 3.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game.
Also today:
n Arkansas (17-11, 6-7) at No. 7 Auburn (26-2, 11-2): The Tigers are 13-0 at home and won the first meeting in this series 70-61 on the road in mid-January. But the Razorbacks have won five in a row after a slow start in league play.
n No. 17 Florida (23-5, 9-4) at Georgia (16-12, 6-7): The Gators had lost 3 in a row before beating South Carolina last Sunday. Georgia ended a 5-game skid with Thursday’s victory at Kentucky.
n Kentucky (14-14, 4-9) at South Carolina (10-16, 2-11): The Wildcats have lost 4 of their last 5; Gamecocks are just 7-8 overall (1-5 SEC) in games this season at home.
n No. 19 Vanderbilt (21-7, 10-3) at No. 18 Tennessee (19-9, 8-5): Vandy had won 4 in a row before the loss at Ole Miss and pinned a 16-point defeat on Tennessee earlier in the season. The Lady Vols have lost 3 of their last 4 but are still formidable (12-2) at home.
Parrish Alford, John L. Pitts

Parrish Alford

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