By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team opens the annual Magnolia Classic event today with a 5 p.m. tip against Murray State.
The Rebels (7-3) are 4-1 at home this season, losing in overtime to Central Michigan last week. Murray State is 3-6 this season and is winless in four previous games against the Rebels.
Ole Miss sophomore Valencia McFarland is fifth in the SEC in scoring (15.7), while senior Nikki Byrd is seventh in scoring (14.3) and leads the league in rebounding (11.3).
Murray and Cleveland State (3-5) will play on Tuesday at 5 p.m., then Ole Miss and Cleveland State will play on Wednesday at 1 p.m.