McPhee-McCuin’s Rebels upset No. 16 Kentucky

McPhee-McCuin’s Rebels upset No. 16 Kentucky

Yolett McPhee-McCuin and her Ole Miss Rebels upset the nationally No.16 ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats over the weekend.

Crystal Allen had 26 of her 28 points in the second half for the Rebels in a 55-49 victory.

The win was Ole Miss’ first at Kentucky since 2008 and the first road win against a road team since 2011. It was also Mcphee-McCuin’s first career South Eastern Conference (SEC) win.

“I’m really happy for the team,” McPhee-McCuin said.

“My message to them after the LSU game was: ladies, there will come a time, and I don’t know if it will be Sunday, where we will beat the team that nobody expects us to beat. In order to do that, we will need everybody. And as the game was going on, in the huddles I kept saying there will come a time. And this was our time.”

Ole Miss shot 38.5 percent from the field in the win compared to Kentucky’s 26.6 percent. The Rebels also made the most of his chances at the free throw line, making 12-13.

“Kentucky is a great team. I don’t think one game in the SEC should sway your thoughts when they beat Tennessee. This is the SEC. You have to come to play every night. It just happened to be our night. I am extremely proud of my team.”

Ole Miss improved to 7-11 overall on the season and to 1-3 in the SEC. Kentucky dropped to 15-3 and 2-2 in conference play.