Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ole Miss Women's Basketball to Host the Commodores in an SEC Tilt

Madinah Muhammad is on track to be one of the top scorers in program history. Photo by Petre Thomas / Ole Miss Athletics

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team plays host to the Vanderbilt Commodores this evening in an SEC showdown. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. inside the Pavilion on SEC Network +.

Ole Miss (11-10, 1-7 SEC) is coming off of a 69-49 loss at home to in-state rival Mississippi State on Sunday. The Rebels saw strong performances out of Madinah Muhammad (16 points) and Promise Taylor (10 points, 13 rebounds), but second-leading scorer Alissa Alston (five points) only played 16 minutes due to foul trouble that hindered the Rebel offensive assault against the Bulldogs.
Coach Matt Insell’s squad played with a strong defense against the national player of the year candidate Teaira McCowan (six points, 10 rebounds) holding her to only score in single digits for just the fourth time this season.
Vanderbilt rolls into Oxford with a mark of 1-7 in conference play and an overall record of 5-17. The Commodores are coming off of a 91-67 loss to No. 15 Texas A&M. Vandy was led in scoring by Chelsie Hall with 16 points.
This season, Vanderbilt is averaging 69.2 points per game while their opponents are scoring around 81.4 ppg.
Tonight’s game will be the 49th meeting on the hardwood between them. Ole Miss has dropped 10 of the last 12 games to Vanderbilt, but in games played in Oxford, the Rebels have only lost eight times to the Commodores.

Adam Brown is the sports editor of HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.