Bulldogs up to No. 5 in AP Poll, host No. 9 Oregon Wednesday

A Top 10 showdown is set for Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum as Mississippi State women’s basketball moved up to No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll in advance of its contest against No. 9 Oregon.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2017 6:43 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – A Top 10 showdown is set for Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum as Mississippi State women’s basketball moved up to No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll in advance of its contest against No. 9 Oregon.

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After knocking off Oklahoma State in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Dec. 3, the Bulldogs improved to 9-0 for the second-straight year and third time in the last four seasons with an impressive 86-48 win against Little Rock on Sunday.

State claimed its 61st-straight week in the poll, the seventh-longest active streak in the country. The Bulldogs’ 25-consecutive weeks in the Top 10 rates fifth nationally.

Prior to the nationally-televised matchup, MSU will host its first Hail State Hoops Luncheon of the season Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Mize Pavilion. Doors open at 11:15 for the special Christmas luncheon that features the Hail State Hoops’ version of “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

Cost is $12 per luncheon or $60 for all six. Fans can RSVP by calling (662) 325-0198 or emailing dbrown@athletics.msstate.edu.

Oregon will be the fourth team Vic Schaefer’s squad has faced this season that is either ranked or receiving votes. Oklahoma State, who upset No. 7 UCLA on Friday, is receiving votes in this week’s poll. Arizona State was ranked No. 24 when the teams met in Cancun, Mexico, while Green Bay is up to No. 21.

The Bulldogs and Ducks meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The contest will be broadcast on the SEC Network in addition to the MSU Radio Network.

Wednesday’s game will be Christmas at the Hump. The first 500 fans get a free Christmas Tree Cake and Santa will be in attendance for pregame pictures and to read “The Night Before Christmas” to children on the court at halftime.

Tickets for the game cost $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 17 and under. Bully’s Kids Club members get free admission to all women’s basketball games with their membership ID card.

Fans unable to come to the contest can transfer their tickets to friends or family. More information on transferring tickets and the Bulldog Scan Rewards program can be found at www.hailstate.com/transfers.

Associated Press Top 25 Poll – December 11, 2017

Rnk. Team Rcd. Pts. Pvs.

1 UConn 8-0 800 1

2 Notre Dame 9-1 749 3

3 Louisville 11-0 736 4

4 South Carolina 9-1 685 5

5 Mississippi State 9-0 664 6

6 Baylor 8-1 625 8

7 Tennessee 10-0 620 11

8 Texas 7-1 593 2

9 Oregon 8-1 519 9

10 West Virginia 9-0 504 10

11 UCLA 7-2 459 7

12 Florida State 10-0 443 13

13 Ohio State 9-2 439 12

14 Duke 8-2 390 14

15 Maryland 9-2 354 15

16 Missouri 9-1 293 17

17 Oregon State 6-2 226 19

18 Stanford 5-4 221 18

19 Texas A&M 8-2 180 21

20 Villanova 9-0 177 22

21 Green Bay 8-1 147 23

22 South Florida 7-2 141 16

23 Michigan 8-2 116 24

24 California 7-2 98 25

25 Iowa 10-1 55 NR

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 54; New Mexico 39; Syracuse 22; Oklahoma 12; Arizona State 10; Marquette 8; Southern California 8; Kentucky 7; South Dakota State 3; Rutgers 1; Florida Gulf Coast 1; Ball State 1.

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