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Vic Schaefer will take his Mississippi State team back to Las Vegas in December to play in the Duel in the Desert.

Two years after winning the Duel in the Desert, the Mississippi State women’s basketball team is returning to Las Vegas for this year’s event.

Vic Schaefer’s Bulldogs will challenge South Florida on Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. CT and will battle either UNLV or Virginia on Dec. 21.

MSU is 1-1 against South Florida, winning the last meeting 68-58 at the 2015 SEC/ ACC Challenge in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Bulldogs beat Virginia 72-44 on the road this past season and are 2-0 all-time against the Cavaliers. State is 2-2 against UNLV, having last defeated the Rebels 103-63 in the 2017 Duel in the Desert.

Logan Lowery

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