Ole Miss steamrolls Gonzaga to open NCAA play
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Ole Miss Athletics
The vaunted defense of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team shut down Gonzaga in a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament in Seattle, leading to a dominating 71-48 win for the Rebels.
Ole Miss held the Bulldogs to .293 shooting from the field overall (17 of 58), including 1 of 16 (.063) on 3-point attempts.
Snudda Collins led the Rebels with 15 points. Angel Baker and Madison Scott added 11 points apiece.
Scott also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
Ole Miss broke open what had been a close game in the second quarter, outscoring Gonzaga 22-11 to take a 34-21 halftime lead.
The Rebels were never seriously threatened thereafter.
Ole Miss (24-8, 11-5 SEC) advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga’s season is over after being eliminated from the tournament.