Ole Miss women's basketball falls at home to New Orleans


From Special Reports



The Ole Miss women's basketball team lost to the University of New Orleans on Friday in Oxford, 69-64.


Freshman Jayla Alexander led the team with 21 points, including five 3-pointers, but she couldn't lead the Rebels over the Privateers.


Ole Miss (2-1) committed 23 turnovers in the loss.



"I just think right now we're not the tougher team, and when you're not tough, you turn the ball over," Ole Miss head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin said in a news release from Ole Miss. "I wasn't confident coming into this game because I didn't feel like we had a lot of good practices. With a team that is young like this, we're going to have to take losses to learn from it. As a staff, we saw it coming, but this team is stubborn enough that they needed to get a loss. We needed this."


The Rebels will face Southern Miss at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Hattiesburg.




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