Ole Miss women are looking to get back on their feet in Auburn today

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The Ole Miss women’s basketball team is playing in Auburn this afternoon. The Rebels (16-3, 5-1 SEC) are coming off their first conference loss of the season, falling to Alabama at the SJB Pavilion last week.

This will be the second meeting between Ole Miss and Auburn (10-6, 0-6 SEC) this season. The Rebels won a convincing 79-47 victory over the Tigers on December 29 in Oxford. After starting the nonconference portion of their schedule 10-2, the Tigers are winless in the SEC game.

The bitter aftertaste of the recent defeat by Alabama is still in the mouths of the rebels.

“Losing has become abnormal in Ole Miss women’s basketball, so the last loss really sucked,” said Yolett McPhee-McCuin, Ole Miss head coach. “We hadn’t lost since sometime in December, so we kind of forgot how that felt. I think that it was probably the perfect timing for us to go into a bye week… There are two times you don’t want to lose, Christmas and goodbye week because you have to sit on it all the time. But that’s what I love about this game. It’s rewarded when you get it right, and we didn’t do it against Alabama. Our consequences are we have to sit in it for a whole week.”

Off the bench against Alabama, Destiny Salary made a splash with a career-high 16 points and three three-pointers scored. The junior led the Rebels in scoring against the Crimson Tide and has scored three games in double figures this season.

The first time against Auburn, Angel Baker led all scorers with 18 points after walking off the field 8 of 14. Off the bench, Destiny Salary crashed the boards while hitting a season-high 10 rebounds. Snudda Collins and Madison Scott joined Baker in double digits, with Collins scoring 15 points and Scott 13 points.

AS YOU SEE AND HEAR

When: 4 p.m. CT

Where from: Auburn, Al.

TV/Online: SEC network
Game after game: Tiffany Greene
Analyst: Brooke Weisbrod

Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network
Train station: 105.1 FM
game by game: Graham Doty

EXPLORING AUBURN

After going 10-2 out of conference, Auburn has yet to claim an SEC win. Leading the Tigers is Aicha Coulibaly, averaging 16.5 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per match. After missing the first matchup against Ole Miss, Honesty Scott-Grayson returns and ranks second for the Tigers with 14.3 points per game.

SERIES HISTORY

At all times, Auburn holds the 37-28 series advantage. In the last three years, Ole Miss has won the last three matchups and emerged victorious last year at The Plains with a 72-52 win.

SEC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STAND

LSU | 7-0 | 19-0

South Carolina | 7-0 | 19-0

Tennessee | 7-0 | 15-6

Ole Miss | 5-1 | 16-3

Arkansas | 4-2 | 17-4

Alabama | 4-2 | 15-4

Miss State | 3-3 | 14-5

Missouri | 3-3 | 14-5

Georgia | 2-4 | 13-7

Florida | 1-5 | 12-7

Kentucky | 1-5 | 9-9

Maroon | 0-6 | 10-8

Vanderbilt | 0-6 | 9-11

Texas A&M | 0-7 | 5-12

Today’s games

Ole Miss at Auburn | 4 p.m. CT | SEC network

Kentucky at Miss State | noon CT | SEC network

Vanderbilt Florida | 1 p.m. CT | SEC Network+

Georgia at Texas A&M | 2 p.m. CT | SEC network

Arkansas South Carolina | 2 p.m. CT | ESPN2

Tennessee near Missouri | 2 p.m. CT | SEC Network+

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