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Womenโ€™s Basketball Fights Past Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament First Round Win, 71-48

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STANFORD, Calif. โ€“ย Appearing in its second straight NCAA Tournament, eighth seeded Ole Miss practiced what it preaches in “We Defend” by holding off the nation’s best three-point shooting team in ninth seeded Gonzaga, 71-58 from Maples Pavilion on Friday night. The Rebels picked up its first NCAA Tournament win since 2007 and advance to the Round of 32 for the 11thย time in program history.
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Ole Miss (24-8, 11-5 SEC) shattered multiple marks in program NCAA single-game Tournament records, in a cohesive team victory with three finishing in double-figures in the 23-point win over Gonzaga. (28-5, 17-1 WCC). Coming out of a shooting slump, Snudda Collins led the team with 15 points off of three triples and five field goals. Angel Baker and Madison Scott joined her with 11 points each. Scott registered her 11thย double-double of the season by leading Ole Miss with 10 rebounds. Dishing out a team-high in assists was Myah Taylor with four helpers.
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As a team, Ole Miss broke a program NCAA Tournament record in fewest points allowed by holding Gonzaga to 48. It was the eighth time this season the Rebels have held an opponent to under 50 points. Led by Collins, the Rebels drained a program NCAA best seven triples with Baker, Taylor, Ayanna Thompson and Elauna Eaton joining in on the mix. The 23-point victory tied the largest by Ole Miss in an NCAA Tournament game as well.
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