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MJ hosts Riverdale tonight

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The eyes of Middle Tennessee basketball fans will be on Mt. Juliet tonight as the 9-0 Lady Bears host nationally ranked Riverdale High of Murfreesboro. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Riverdale, comes in 5-2 on the season and ranked No. 24 nationally by USA Today. Mt. Juliet has gone undefeated, winning by an average of 40 points per game.

The Lady Bears are led by 6-1 MTSU signee Caya Williams, who averages 22.3 points a game while Riverdale is led by senior Shacobia Barbee, a Georgia signee. Barbee enters the contest averaging 13.6 points a game.

This is the first of two regular season games scheduled between the programs. Riverdale is 3-0 against Mt. Juliet over the past two seasons, including a double-overtime victory in the TSSAA Class AAA state quarterfinals in 2010.

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