SEC rivals meet again: Bulldogs, Tigers play in third round of WNIT
Mississippi State's Dominique Dillingham, left in both photos, shows her determination by going after the loose basketball against Tennessee in an earlier game this season. (Photos by Lee Adams)
There's a saying that goes "it's difficult to beat the same team three times in the same season."
When it comes to the Southeastern Conference in women's basketball, it's tough to beat a team once, twice, three times or 50 times.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers will meet for the third time tonight in the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. The tip is set for 7 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum.
Auburn swept both meetings with an 82-74 early January win in Starkville and a 51-43 home victory in early February.
Now, it's March and another opportunity for the Bulldogs is presented in the postseason.
"For us, we look at it as the third time is the charm," MSU freshman forward Breanna Richardson said. "We've played them two times already so we should know what to expect."
The Bulldogs are going into the matchup with a tremendous amount of confidence after two WNIT wins already under their belt.
After defeating Tulane 77-68 one week ago, MSU came back to outlast rival Southern Miss 74-66 in double overtime on Monday and improved its record to 21-13.
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