Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Takes on Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Ole Miss women’s basketball team opens there second straight NCAA Tournament appearance this evening as they take on the No. 9 seed Gonzaga. The tipoff is set for 9 p.m. and can be seen on ESPNU.

Ole Miss’ (23-8, 11-5 SEC) run in the SEC Tournament came to a close in the semifinals against the South Carolina Gamecocks by the score of 80-51. The Rebels were led in scoring by Madison Scott with 15 points, followed by Angel Baker with nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Ole Miss reaches the big dance in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2004 & 2005.

Gonzaga rolls into Stanford, Calif. with an 28-4 overall record and a 17-1 mark in the WCC.

This season, Gonzaga is led on the floor by junior Yvonne Eljim with 16.7 points, her teammate Kaylynne Truong with 16.1 ppg.

As a team, the Bulldogs average 72.4 points per game and eight an average of eight three pointers a night.

This evening will be the third meeting between the two programs. Gonzaga and Ole Miss have met twice before with each program taking a matchup both on neutral sites.

The two programs last met in 2010 in Hawaii where the Rebels defeated the Bulldogs in a tight 53-52 matchup. Gonzaga took the first meeting with a 66-62 win in 1993 versus Ole Miss in Provo.

The winner will move to the round of 32 to face the winner of No. 1 Stanford or Sacred Heart.