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Mississippi State basketball fans will be keeping tabs on a couple of overseas games today.

At 12:30 p.m. CDT, Bulldogs sophomore forward Reggie Perry and his USA men’s squad will meet Mali for the championship of the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.

At 1 p.m. CDT, the Mississippi State women, playing as USA Team, will square off against China in medal bracket play at the World University Games in Italy. A victory will send the American squad into the semifinals.

For the U.S. men, who are unbeaten in six World Cup games, the 6-foot-10 Perry had a team-high 14 rebounds with 8 points on Saturday, in a 102-67 victory against Lithuania.

Mali (5-1) edged France 76-73 in the other semifinal.

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