Ole Miss women fall in first round of NCAA Tournament
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A resurgent season for the Ole Miss women’s basketball squad is over in the NCAA Tournament.
The Rebels lost their first round matchup with South Dakota, 75-61.
It marked the Rebels’ first tournament appearance since 2007. The team went 23-7 under coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin, who just two years ago had the team at 7-23 with no conference wins.
After a WNIT appearance last year, the Rebs secured a spot in the big dance as a 7 seed.
But South Dakota proved to be too much on Friday afternoon, despite a 23-point performance off the bench for Angel Baker.
The Rebels will hope to build upon a successful season in 2022-23 despite the impending exit of several seniors.
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