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PJ Washington had 23 points Saturday

Mississippi State, for their part, are having an impressive season themselves, although they've struggled of late in SEC play.

Tennessee now sits tied for ninth in a league that hasn't been as prominent on the national scene this year as it has in the past. Coach Holly Warlick said her team was off Monday, practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and had Thursday off before returning to practice Friday. She is averaging 17.2 ppg and 9.7 rpg in SEC play.

Kentucky will be going to Starkville as a slight favorite as the Wildcats take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. "I was in attack mode and she was in attack mode".

Teams headed in opposite direction square off Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET when the No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats (19-3, 8-1) battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs (16-6, 4-5) at Humphrey Coliseum.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. That seemed to spark Tennessee to regain some confidence and it has followed through with three-consecutive conference wins. "They were special", Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer said.

"But you're here because you want me to keep it real". We really did. We were great in the half-court offense.

Including this game, MSU has been the higher ranked team in the past six games, entering this one with a 4-1 edge over UT.

On the other hand, Kentucky is within striking distance of Tennessee in the SEC standings, which makes each game so crucial for the Wildcats. The loss of sophomore Chloe Bibby for the year was a blow and the Bulldogs played last Sunday without Bre'Amber Scott, who had concussion-like symptoms and late-game reserve Nyah Tate with a foot injury. UT won at Auburn and Vandy, while falling at Georgia and Alabama in back-to-back games on January 13 and 17. Scott was available on Monday after passing concussion tests and Danberry was back this week as well ready to go. "(Teaira) McCowan is so strong inside. Jazzmun Holmes, the point guard, passed out eight assists, compared to one turnover, scored seven points and had two steals.

"They have to stay after it and they have to know they're coming in here with their ears peeled back ready to go", Schaefer said. "It's a hard toll".

The Bulldogs are 10-2 at home this season and are a team loaded with upperclassmen like senior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, who's averaging 18 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season.

The challenge that Schaefer has issued to his team is to get them all on the same page at the same time. He said he isn't overly concerned about his team scoring 68 and 65 points the last two games.

"We're in a position to win a championship", Schaefer said.

"I think he's the best player in the country, but not like he played today", Calipari said. "We got going, started getting points in transition and felt like we got them on their heels". Now that we are in February and the Wildcats are playing their best basketball of the season, perhaps those initial perceptions were correct.

She appeared so fast, I had to ask her if she ever ran track. I've got to find a way to get us better.

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