Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Unveils 2021-22 SEC Schedule
Conference Play Begins for the Rebels at Home on Dec. 30 vs. Arkansas
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (Courtesy of Media Relations) Ole Miss women’s basketball officially has its full 2021-22 schedule after the SEC announced its conference slate on Wednesday.
The Rebels open their season on Nov. 11 against NCAA Tournament team Belmont, the first of a challenging 13-game non-conference slate that includes seven home games, two key road trips to Cincinnati (Dec. 5) and Hofstra (Dec. 11), and two tournaments that will send Ole Miss out to Berkeley, California on Nov. 26-27 (San Diego State, Cal/Furman) and down to Florida to play in the West Palm Beach Invitational on Dec. 20-21 (Texas Tech, South Florida).
Ole Miss opens conference play just before the calendar turns over to 2022, hosting Arkansas in the SJB Pavilion on Dec. 30 before an early road test at South Carolina on Jan. 2. The Rebels will then return home for a three-game homestand against Tennessee (Jan. 9), Alabama (Jan. 13) and in-state rival Mississippi State (Jan. 16). Ole Miss hits the road next for a two-game swing at Texas A&M (Jan. 20) and Kentucky (Jan. 30) before closing out the month by hosting Georgia on Jan. 30.
February opens with a trip to Missouri on Feb. 3 before coming home for a Monday night showdown with LSU on Feb. 7. The Rebels then return the favor to the Bulldogs with a trip down to Starkville to take on MSU on Feb. 13 before squaring off against Texas A&M again, this time at home on Feb. 17. Ole Miss closes the month with a two-game road swing at Vanderbilt (Feb. 20) and Auburn (Feb. 24) before closing out the regular season at home with another matchup against South Carolina on Feb. 27.
The SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament returns to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee for the first time since the 2017-18 season, with the 2022 edition scheduled for March 2-6.
Ole Miss women’s basketball is coming off a historic postseason run last year, and the Rebels will return a star-studded roster in 2021-22 for Yolett McPhee-McCuin‘s fourth season as head coach. Leading that charge will be Shakira Austin, who dominated in her first season at Ole Miss, winning the C Spire Gillom Trophy while also earning Honorable Mention All-America, First-Team All-SEC, and she was also named a member of the Lisa Leslie Top-10 list.
Austin will be joined by the likes of reigning SEC Freshman of the Year, Madison Scott, and SEC All-Freshman member, Snudda Collins, as well as returning stalwarts Donnetta Johnson and Mimi Reid. This year they are also joined by highly-touted newcomers like Angel Baker and Lashonda Monk. Ole Miss went 15-12 overall in 2020-21, which included three top-25 wins, the Rebels’ first trip to the SEC Quarterfinal since 2010, and the furthest postseason run in program history that ended with an appearance in the WNIT title game.
Season tickets for are on sale now at OleMissTix.com. Tip times and TV assignments for the entire 2021-22 schedule will be released at a later date.
2021-22 SEC Schedule
Thurs., Dec. 30 – Arkansas
Sun., Jan. 2 – at South Carolina
Thurs., Jan. 6 – at Florida
Sun., Jan. 9 – Tennessee
Thurs., Jan. 13 – Alabama
Sun., Jan. 16 – Mississippi State
Thurs., Jan. 20 – at Texas A&M
Sun., Jan. 23 – at Kentucky
Sun., Jan. 30 – Georgia
Thurs., Feb. 3 – at Missouri
Mon., Feb. 7 – LSU
Sun., Feb. 13 – at Mississippi State
Thurs., Feb. 17 – Texas A&M
Sun., Feb. 20 – at Vanderbilt
Thurs., Feb. 24 – at Auburn
Sun., Feb. 27 – South Carolina
March 2-6 – SEC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.)
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.