UConn defeats Ole Miss women 90-50 in U.S. Virgin Islands

This was the first meeting all-time between the Rebels (3-2) and the powerhouse Huskies (3-0), who are currently on a streak of 10 straight Final Four appearances under Naismith Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma.

Posted: Nov 22, 2018 11:21 PM

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (Ole Miss Athletics/WTVA) - Ole Miss showed fight throughout and even took the fourth quarter, but No. 2 UConn used a steady 50.7 percent shooting effort toward a 90-50 win over the Rebels at the first day of the Paradise Jam on Thursday.

This was the first meeting all-time between the Rebels (3-2) and the powerhouse Huskies (3-0), who are currently on a streak of 10 straight Final Four appearances under Naismith Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma. Ole Miss didn't let that reputation cloud its play, though, scrapping hard with the hot-shooting UConn squad until the end.

"As far as I'm concerned, they're on their own journey, and we're on our own journey," said Ole Miss head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. "We won the fourth quarter, we only had 10 turnovers – you can't compare yourself to them. We're not trying to win a national championship, we're trying to win games in this tournament, and in order for us to do that we have to come out and compete."

Despite a back-and-forth beginning, UConn was in control for most of the game until that fourth quarter, when the Rebels showed signs of resilience and put up a 23-21 advantage to close out the contest. Ole Miss turned the ball over a season-low 10 times, and received solid outings from Crystal Allen (11 points, 3-of-6 3PT), Shannon Dozier (11 points) and La'Karis Salter (nine points, four assists two steals) in the effort. The Rebels recorded the fourth-straight game with at least an even or positive assist-turnover ratio; for reference, last season Ole Miss did not do so in more than two games consecutively all year.

UConn, meanwhile, had six score in double-digits (including all five starters) and won the rebounding battle 44-30 over the Rebels on top of their strong shooting clip from the field. Leading the way was Katie Lou Samuelson with 22 points – one of three Huskies that were named Preseason All-Americans and to the watch lists for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards.

Ole Miss gets right back to it tomorrow evening with a tilt against Purdue at 4:30 p.m. CT. Earlier today, the Boilermakers lost to St. John's, 68-62.

"We competed and we fought hard, and I'm proud of my team for that," McPhee-McCuin said.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 15752

Reported Deaths: 739
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds102826
Madison74223
Lauderdale74162
Neshoba67139
Jones65228
Scott64812
Forrest58338
DeSoto5507
Rankin4468
Holmes43428
Leake43112
Copiah3134
Jackson30713
Attala29817
Yazoo2834
Newton2784
Lincoln26629
Leflore26532
Harrison2617
Monroe26125
Oktibbeha24314
Lamar2395
Lowndes2199
Wayne2101
Pearl River20931
Pike20311
Adams20015
Washington1917
Noxubee1876
Warren17510
Covington1732
Bolivar16511
Jasper1634
Lee1546
Smith15211
Clarke14819
Kemper14511
Chickasaw13712
Lafayette1374
Coahoma1254
Winston1201
Carroll11711
Marion1179
Clay1144
Claiborne1102
Lawrence1061
Simpson1000
Tate951
Grenada953
Yalobusha945
Hancock9111
Itawamba887
Sunflower853
Wilkinson859
Montgomery851
Union845
Marshall813
Jefferson Davis773
Tippah7311
Panola713
Webster682
Calhoun654
Amite641
Humphreys597
Walthall570
Prentiss563
Tunica553
Perry503
Choctaw482
Jefferson421
Pontotoc363
Quitman340
Tishomingo320
Stone300
Franklin292
Tallahatchie271
George251
Alcorn171
Greene161
Benton140
Sharkey70
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 18246

Reported Deaths: 644
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2271118
Jefferson1859103
Montgomery175843
Tuscaloosa79916
Marshall7009
Franklin5628
Lee55033
Shelby52220
Tallapoosa42765
Butler41418
Unassigned3842
Walker3702
Elmore3628
Chambers35825
Madison3434
Baldwin2929
Morgan2871
Dallas2793
Etowah26012
Lowndes25212
DeKalb2493
Coffee2381
Autauga2335
Sumter2247
Houston2214
Bullock2096
Pike2060
Colbert1862
Russell1750
Hale1759
Barbour1721
Marengo1716
Lauderdale1662
Calhoun1643
Choctaw15310
Wilcox1507
Cullman1471
Clarke1462
St. Clair1281
Randolph1277
Dale1220
Marion12211
Pickens1184
Talladega1175
Limestone1080
Chilton1031
Greene954
Winston900
Macon854
Covington811
Jackson812
Henry802
Bibb761
Crenshaw753
Escambia723
Washington716
Blount631
Lawrence500
Monroe432
Geneva430
Perry420
Conecuh411
Coosa401
Cherokee383
Clay282
Lamar260
Fayette160
Cleburne151
Tupelo
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 84°
Columbus
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 82°
Oxford
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 83°
Starkville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather