Ole Miss Women's Basketball advance to SEC Tournament semi- finals

Ole Miss guard Mariyah Noel (13) gets a selfie group photo after Ole Miss beat Florida 84-74 in the
Ole Miss guard Mariyah Noel (13) gets a selfie group photo after Ole Miss beat Florida 84-74 in the / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Lady Rebels made it three wins from three against Florida this season, winning 84-74 and booking their place in the semi-finals of the SEC Tournament.

Ole Miss Women pulled away in the final period of their quarter-final against Florida to set up a semi-final game against #2 seed LSU tonight.

The Rebels started slow, trailing 21-15 after the first quarter. However, the team rallied to lead by two points heading into the final period. With just over two minutes left to play, the Gators took a 71-70 point lead. The Rebels answered, scoring 12 points without an answer, giving them a cushion with 30 seconds remaining.

Three Ole Miss players had double-digit scoring stats, with Marquesha Davis leading the team with 33 points. Madison Scott had her 7th double-double of the season with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The win sets up a semi-final against LSU tonight, the #7 ranked team in the latest AP Poll. The 2023 NCAA Tournament champions will be a tough game, losing just four games this season, three of them in conference play. Including their quarter-final win over Auburn, the Tigers are on a nine-game win streak since their back-to-back losses against South Carolina and Mississippi State.

Everybody knows what LSU forward Angel Reese brings to her team. She leads the team in points per game and rebounds per game. Despite being a talent, the team is not just about Reese. The Tigers have players such as Hailey Van Lith and Aneesah Morrow, who make the team a well-wounded juggernaut.

The only meeting this season between the two was an 84-73 loss for Ole Miss at the Pavilion. The Rebels let the first two quarters get away from them, and despite a third-quarter fightback, they couldn't get close enough to LSU.

If Coach Yo's team wants to book a surprise place in Sunday's SEC Championship final, they can't let LSU open up a big margin in any of the quarters of play. They also need to be efficient in scoring all the way through the game.

Ole Miss Women have fallen at the semi-final hurdle in the last two seasons of the SEC Tournament. Can they make it third time lucky tonight?

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