Ole Miss, MSU release women’s hoops slates

A non-conference trip to Hawaii highlights the first women’s basketball schedule for new Ole Miss coach Matt Insell, while Mississippi State faces eight home games against five different teams that reached the NCAA tournament
last year.

The SEC released its women’s basketball schedule Tuesday afternoon.

The Rebels and Bulldogs play Jan. 23 in Oxford with a 7 p.m. tip and Feb. 23 in Starkville, a 2 p.m. tip.

SEC teams play a 16-game schedule that includes home-and-away matchups with one permanent opponent and two random opponents.

This is the fifth year of the 16-game schedule.

One of MSU’s two-game opponents is Georgia, which reached the NCAA Elite Eight last year.

Ole Miss will face West Virginia, Hawaii and Washington State in the Rainbow Wahine Classic Nov. 15-17.

The Rebels play at Kentucky, where Insell served as an assistant before being hired at Ole Miss, on Feb. 13.

Parrish Alford