Ole Miss women host No. 18 Kentucky tonight

OleMissLogoThe Ole Miss women’s basketball team will be back in action tonight at No. 18 Kentucky, a team which Rebels coach Matt Insell is very familiar.

Tipoff is 6 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, and the game will be televised by SportsSouth.

Insell was an assistant at Kentucky for five seasons – helping the Wildcats to five-consecutive NCAA tournaments – before being named Ole Miss coach in March.

The Rebels are currently 10-15 overall, 1-10 in the SEC.

They have been competitive in their last meetings with ranked opponents, losing 80-74 to No. 16 Vanderbilt, 66-56 to No. 19 LSU and 77-65 to No. 8 Tennessee.

All those games were at home. Ole Miss has lost 10 straight on the SEC road.

Kentucky (17-6, 5-5) has won the last four in the series. The Wildcats just dropped a road game at Florida and are 3-2 in conference games at Memorial Gym.

Ole Miss lost 84-63 at Georgia on Sunday. Senior guard Valencia McFarland scored 14 points, pushing her past the 1,500-point mark for her career and becoming the seventh player in program history to reach that level.

Parrish Alford