By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
An 80-71 win over then-No. 12 LSU was one of two marquee wins that began to draw attention to the Ole Miss women’s basketball team.
The Rebels haven’t won enough additional games, however, and head to LSU having lost three straight, the most recent an 80-66 decision at No. 18 Kentucky. The Rebels (14-8, 5-4 SEC) trailed by double figures most of the game.
Ole Miss is back on the road today at No. 19 LSU. Tipoff at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center is 1 p.m.
Ole Miss guard Binaca Thomas pumped in 42 against the Lady Tigers in the first meeting. Her average a declined slightly, though she still leads the SEC in scoring at 20.9 points a game.
LSU, currently ninth in the SEC standings, has lost three of its last four, including a 49-46 overtime loss at Georgia Thursday.
The Lady Tigers are 1-3 in SEC home games.
Mississippi State at Florida
The Lady Bulldogs and Gators tip off at noon, in Gainesville. MSU is coming off a 77-44 win over Alabama to improve to 15-8 overall, 6-4 in the SEC.
Florida has struggled at times to score, but last Sunday in Oxford wasn’t one of those times. Guard Steffi Sorensen was 6-for-7 from 3-point range, the top 3-point performance in the SEC this season, the lead the win for the Gators, now 12-10 and 5-4.
MSU is led by point guard Alexis Rack with 19.4 points a game, second in the SEC.