As her team prepared to play three-time national champion and top-seeded Stanford in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament, Yolett McPhee-McCuin, the head coach of Ole Miss for the past five years, said she could sense something different with her squad.
Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin of Mississippi was sobbing as she was hugged by loved ones and staff members while trying to comprehend the significance of her team’s surprise victory over top-seeded Stanford when someone pointed out that there is still basketball to be played.
In Stanford, California, she danced on the ground with her two small daughters. Her proud father sent out a message to everyone in The Bahamas. Around midcourt, her squad 먹튀검증 took a selfie while yelling “Seattle!” The Rebels will next travel in that direction.
“This is such a big accomplishment. A lot of us came here to make history and that’s what we’re doing,” freshman Ayanna Thompson said.
Ole Miss (25-8, 11-5 SEC) had no fear as it defeated Stanford (29-6, 15-3 PAC-12), one of the best rebounding teams in the country, to make its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2007. The Cardinal were outrebounded by the Rebels 44 to 39, and 20 of those were offensive rebounds.
Three Rebels finished in double figures while shooting at a 45 percent clip from beyond the arc in another outstanding team effort. Angel Baker, who led the Rebels with 13 points and four rebounds, is demonstrating once again why she is one of the best guards in the nation. Marquesha Davis, who had 12 points and five steals for her 18th double-figure game of the season, joined Davis in the double digits. Rita Igbokwe had a team-high eight rebounds, cleaning up the glass.
Ole Miss got the night going with back-to-back buckets from Baker and Scott. Early on, the Cardinal immediately even the score by stopping Ole Miss for more than two minutes. With three minutes left in the opening half, a Thompson three-pointer gave Ole Miss a six-point advantage, 16-10. Collins made a beautiful jump shot to give Ole Miss a lead of 18-13 after one.
All-American from Stanford In the first few seconds of the fourth, with Ole Miss ahead 44-41, Cameron Brink put together a run to get the score within one possession. Baker established Ole Miss’s lead with baskets, but Stanford wasn’t quite ready to concede just yet. Baker proved to be a genuine bucket. With time running down, the Cardinal scored eight straight points to tie the score for the first time since the opening quarter.
As Scott made back-to-back free throws and Davis added two more, the Rebel lead increased to four. With a game-changing theft and a made free throw, Taylor gave Ole Miss the victory and a trip to Seattle for the Sweet Sixteen, giving the Rebels a 54-49 victory.
After missing one game due to a stomach virus, Cameron Brink returned and finished with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and seven blocked shots, although Stanford never took the lead and constantly attempted comebacks. She concluded the season with 118 blocks and now has 297 overall, making her the career leader in the program.
The final flawless bracket was cracked by this matchup. The third-most selected title team in the Yahoo Sports Brackets was Stanford. In the final four, more over half of them 토토사이트 picked Stanford. For Ole Miss, only 3% of brackets predicted that they would advance to the Sweet 16. The Rebels will visit Seattle.