The Ole Miss women’s basketball team, the No. 12 seed, takes on No. 13 seed Florida this morning at 10 in the SEC ladies’ tournament opener in Greenville, South Carolina.
The subsequent loss for the Rebels (9-21, three-13 SEC) will signal the cease of a single debut season for Yolett McPhee-McCain, whose roster protected handiest three gamers who were a part of the crew in 2017-2018.
Only one of these – 5th-yr senior Shandricka Sessom – averaged more than 1.6 factors in line with recreation, and he or she overlooked sufficient of the final season to qualify for a scientific redshirt.
McPhee-McCain’s forged of first-year students were capable of win extra conference games than the Rebels won a yr ago and have been capable of exposing increase for periods.
“We played a few groups close, which include Mississippi State at domestic, due to the fact we play hard,” McPhee-McCain stated. “I plan on us triumphing one if now not video games in this tournament … if we come to play.”
Ole Miss defeated Florida 76-66 in Oxford on Jan. 20, every week after a lovely fifty five-49 win at No. Sixteen Kentucky.
McPhee-McCain expects the Rebels to discover new success next season.
The roster will at once enhance, she says, with numerous vital additions which include freshman Tai-Yanna Jackson and junior college switch Valerie Nesbitt, both early-period signees.
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Jackson, a slim 6- foot-five center from suburban Chicago, is a four-megastar prospect who’s among ESPN’s top 100 players.
Nesbitt, a 5-6 point defend, from Nassau, Bahamas has performed for McPhee-McCain on the Bahamian national team when you consider that her early teens. She comes via way of Chipola (Florida) Community College.
As McPhee-McCain seems forward to her 2nd season, there could be a few takeaways from this journey.
“I don’t suppose everybody thought we’d win an SEC game aside from me. More than something I’ll recollect every step we had to take this year. I’ll remember beating a ranked crew on the street and getting my first SEC win,” she said. “And I’ll consider spending time with the girls.”