Sunday, January 23, 2022

Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Opens Conference Action at Florida

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team opens SEC conference action this evening on the road as they take on Florida. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. on SEC Network +.

Ole Miss (12-1, 0-0 SEC) has had its first two conference games of the season against Arkansas and No. 1 South Carolina postponed due to COVID issues.

The Rebels are coming off a 61-53 win over No. 18 South Florida on Dec. 21 in the West Palm Beach Invitational. Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin’s squad is taking a 12 game win streak into Gainesville. 

Ole Miss is looking for its first SEC road game win since a 74-66 win at Auburn in 2007.

Senior center Shakira Austin was named to the 2021-22 John R Wooden Award Mid-Season Top 25 Watch List. Austin is averaging 13.2 points and 8.6 boards per game.

Florida (10-3, 0-1) finished its non-conference schedule on a four-game winning streak prior to taking the court against No. 13 Georgia in a 73-69 loss.

The Gators carried a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter before being outscored 24-19 in the final 10 minutes.

When the ball is tipped up it will be the 44th all-time meeting between the two programs. Florida leads the series at 24-19. Ole Miss’ last defeated the Gators 76-66 in 2019.