The Lady Vols will face Mississippi State in a top ten SEC matchup, but the focus will be on the continued fight to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness.

During the week of January 21-28 SEC member institutions will offer support of the Pat Summitt Foundation during their home basketball games. Public address announcements and video endorsements will help increase awareness of the Pat Summitt Foundation and its mission.

"We Back Pat Week provides The Pat Summitt Foundation an opportunity to express our appreciation," said foundation executive director Patrick Wade, "and to celebrate what we are accomplishing together in honor of Pat."

The game against No. 3 Mississippi State tips off at 3 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols are 16-2, currently ranked No. 6 in the country. Mississippi State leads the SEC with a record of 5-0 in conference play. Tennessee is tied for second with a 4-1 record in conference.