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Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Plays Host to Kentucky

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Ole Miss women’s basketball plays host to the Kentucky Wildcats this evening in the SJB Pavilion. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.

Ole (19-5, 8-3 SEC) is coming off a 68-42 win over Florida last Sunday.

The 26-point victory was the largest in series history against the Gators in the history of the matchup.

Capitalizing off of Gator turnovers, Ole Miss took the lead with a minute remaining in the first quarter and never looked back. The Rebels held UF to seven field goals in the first half to put its 19th win in reach the rest of the way.

The Rebels were led on the floor by Angel Baker with 18 points, her teammates Madison Scott and Marquesha Davis both added 15 points each.

Baker is only four points shy of hitting the 2,000 career-point milestone, once she reaches the 2,000-career point milestone, she will be one of four 2,000 career-point scorers to don a Rebel uniform.

Baker will also become one of 16 active players in Division I with over 2,000 career points scored.

Kentucky rolls into Oxford with a 10-13 overall record and a 2-9 mark in the SEC. The Wildcats are on the hunt to stop its two-game losing skid, last defeating Missouri, 77-54, on Jan. 29.

UK is one of the strongest teams in the conference in swipes, averaging 10.4 steals per game as a team to rank second. Jada Walker leads this charge with 2.4 steals per outing.

Meanwhile, offensively Maddie Scheer is leading the conference dropping an average of 4.6 dimes per game.

Tonight’s game will be the 46th meeting between the two programs. Ole Miss leads Kentucky 26-19, in a series that dates back to 1980. In Oxford, Ole Miss holds an advantage of 13-8.

In last season’s lone meeting, Ole Miss knocked off a No. 23 ranked Kentucky team in Lexington to jump into the AP poll for the first time since the 2007 campaign.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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