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Middle Tennessee heads west to meet South Dakota State Sunday

Fourth contest with the Jackrabbits

December 12, 2009 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's basketball team concludes a three-game road swing at Noon Sunday when it travels to Brookings, S.D., for a matchup with South Dakota State.

The game will be the fourth in the series with the Jackrabbits and the Blue Raiders' second trip to South Dakota. The two teams have each won on their opposition's home floor in each of the previous three meetings.

Middle Tennessee enters the game with a 4-3 record and is coming off a 94-84 victory at defending national runner-up Louisville Wednesday. The Blue Raiders knocked down a school-record 20 3-pointers in topping the Cardinals, a total which also ties for the second most in a single game in NCAA history and is the most ever by a road team.

Junior Anne Marie Lanning paced MT against UofL with a career-best 26 points, including 8-of-13 from behind the arc, while redshirt senior All-American Alysha Clark added 24 points and 15 rebounds and fellow senior Jackie Pickel contributed 20 points for her second-straight game with at least 20.

South Dakota State brings a 4-4 record into Sunday's contest under the direction of 10th-year head coach Aaron Johnston. The Jackrabbits' senior Maria Boever leads the squad with 14.9 ppg. SDSU has won its last two games, picking up road wins at Western Illinois and IUPUI to even its record.

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