Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Tangles with Texas Southern Today

Alissa Alston
Alissa Alston, shown here in the USM game, has scored 20 points or more in four games for the Ole Miss Rebels so far this year. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team returns to the hardwood this afternoon as they play host to the Texas Southern Lady Tigers inside the Pavilion. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

Ole Miss (9-3) comes into this game looking to snap a two-game slide that took place in Oregon before Christmas, when the Rebels fell to the No. 9 Oregon Ducks 90-46 and to Portland State 94-79.

Ole Miss battled back from an 18-point halftime deficit against Portland State behind the play of Alissa Alston, who played her fourth 20-point game of the season with 21 and seven assists, while Madinah Muhammad recorded her 10th double-digit game at 19 points.

Texas Southern rolls into Oxford with a 5-5 overall record on the young season. The Lady Tigers are coming off of a 72-69 loss to New Orleans.

This season, Texas Southern is averaging 63.1 points per game, and their defense is allowing opponents to score only 59.8 a game. The Lady Tigers are led on the floor by Joyce Kennerson, who averages 26.1 ppg.

Fans can listen to all the action on 105.1 FM in Oxford.


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