Lady Bulldogs Return Home To Face Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday

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Mississippi State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff will tip at 2 p.m. Sunday
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STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's women's basketball team returns home for the first time in 16 days when they face Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday. Tip time is set for 2 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum.

The Lady Bulldogs (2-1) are coming off a 56-43 win at South Alabama on Tuesday. Senior Mary Kathryn Govero led State, scoring 19 points on 8-13 shooting. Junior Ashley Brown added 14 points in nine rebounds in the winning effort.

In the winning effort, State shot 48 percent from the field while holding South Alabama to just 29.1 percent shooting.

Govero is averaging 17.3 points a game through the first three games which ranks third in the SEC. Brown, who is pulling down an average of 10.7 rebounds a game, ranks third in the league. Junior guard Diamber Johnson is averaging 10.3 points a game.

As a team, State leads the SEC in scoring defense, yielding just 52.7 points a game. The Lady Bulldogs are also first in field goal percentage defense (.320) and rank second in free throw percentage (.727).

Arkansas-Pine Bluff enters Sunday's game having dropped its first three games this season. Under the direction of head coach Cary Shelton, the Lions are led by senior forward Jasmine Abrams, a native of Columbus, Miss. Abrams is scoring 16.3 points a game. Senior guard LaQuisha Slaton is also averaging double-digit scoring, pouring in 12.3 points a game.

Mississippi State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff have met just four previous times with MSU winning all four meetings. Last season in Starkville, State defeated UAPB 106-48 in its season opener.

Following Sunday's game, State will continue its four-game homestand when they take on Louisiana Tech on Wed., Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum.


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