Mississippi State women's basketball to face outmatched, struggling MVSU

Friday evening, expect the Mississippi State women's basketball team to have an intriguing meeting with the struggling MVSU Devilettes. The Bulldogs should win and it should be a big victory for MSU.
Mississippi State Coach Sam Purcell during the fourth quarter of the SEC Women's Basketball
Mississippi State Coach Sam Purcell during the fourth quarter of the SEC Women's Basketball / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

As the Mississippi State women’s basketball team looks to extend upon its solid four game winning streak, Sam Purcell’s Mississippi State Bulldogs will welcome the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes to the Hump on Friday night.

That’s right, if you’re looking for something to do in Starkville on Friday, get to Humphrey Coliseum and watch Purcell’s Bulldogs meet up with MVSU at 6:30 p.m.

Here’s what you need to know in the form of a quick, condensed preview:

Mississippi State basketball: Bulldogs set to face outmatched Mississippi Valley State Devilettes in Starkville

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a dangerous combination of both momentum and talent on their side entering into this game. While MVSU has a nine game losing streak heading into this one, Sam Purcell’s Mississippi State basketball team has won four in a row and has a dominant rebounding advantage.

Interesting stats

  • 32.6: MVSU's scoring margin deficit coming into this game.
  • The Devilettes only score 52.4 points per game while they’ve allowed for their opponents to put up 85.0 points per game.
  • Mississippi State outscores folks by an average of 19.8 points per game, by the way.
  • 19.4: Devilettes' turnovers per game average
  • MSU’s foes commit 14.4 turnovers per game, but something tells me it’ll be a bit different in this contest.
  • Also, Mississippi State commits 12.9 turnovers per game.
  • 14.5: That’s the per game scoring average for MVSU leading scorer Sh'Diamond McKnight
  • McKnight is shooting 36.4 percent from the field.
  • She’s the only MVSU player scoring in the double digits per game
  • MSU has two players who average more per game than McKnight does and the Bulldogs have four players scoring in the double digits per game
  • 17.8: MSU's assists per game
  • Lauren Park-Lane leads all Bulldogs in assists with 88 so far this season
  • 43 percent: 3-point percentage this year for MSU's Debreasha Powe.
  • The Bulldogs have the third best three point shooting in the SEC and it starts with Powe

If you’re looking for a dominant victory, this Mississippi State Basketball game should be lopsided in the direction of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. There’s no guarantee that that’ll be the case, but MSU is the better team here. There shouldn’t be any sort of threat to the Bulldogs’ winning streak on Friday night.