Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Defeats Vanderbilt on the Road, 67-61
NASHVILLE — Ole Miss women’s basketball went into the Music City of Nashville and defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 67-61 on Thursday night.
— Ole Miss Women’s BB (@OleMissWBB) February 2, 2024
After the game, Coach Yo talked about the victory.
“Incredible win for us on the road against a team that’s red hot, Vanderbilt, a team that I expect to be an NCAA tournament, a team that has a higher NET than us. Grateful to come out and get this win tonight.“
Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin on the win over Vanderbilt
Ole Miss was led on the court by Marquesha Davis with 25 points.
“Que (Marquesha) is our most athletic player on the team…she proved you can go full-court in four seconds,” McPhee-McCuin said. “She’s playing like someone who is on their last leg of college. I’m super proud of her. Que is very quiet and doesn’t say much, but she wants to win and I love seeing her play a high-level style of basketball.”
The Rebels got out scored 12-9 in the first quarter by the Commodores. Ole Miss quickly responded in the second to outscore Vanderbilt, 21-17.
Vanderbilt was led in the game by Iyana Moore with 18 points.
Coming into the game Ole Miss had the opportunity to make history against the Commodores on the road.
“This is a big win for us…we have never won back to back here in the history of the program….that shows you how tough it is to play in this environment.“
Coach Yo on the win
Ole Miss has been on a roll over the last three games.
“When we went to Starkville, I’m not taking anything away from them,” McPhee-McCuin said. “I just know we didn’t play our best basketball…I told them if we want to be a tournament team, we have to win games on the road. Teams that win on the road can guard.”
Yo added that her squad has a chance to do something special.
“I think we have a chance to do something that’s never been done here at Ole Miss. In order to do that, we’ve got to win games and win them one game at a time. I loved my team’s composure tonight. They stayed composed. I was really proud of them….Team 49 is creating its own identity.“
Coach Yo on Team 49
Ole Miss remains on the road, taking on No. 1 South Carolina Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. The game can be seen on ESPN2.
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Prior to The Rebel Walk, Brown was the sports editor of HottyToddy.com covering every Ole Miss sport and local high school sports in the community.