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Ole Miss’ McPhee-McCuin named ESPN Coach of the Week

Ole Miss head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin (Photo courtesy of UM Athletics)

After finishing the regular season with a dominant three-game stretch last week, Ole Miss head women’s basketball coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has been honored on the national level.

As part of his latest power rankings, ESPN’s Michael Voepel named McPhee-McCuin as his coach of the week. The longtime women’s hoops reporter wrote the following:

“Coach Yo has turned around the program at Ole Miss. The Rebels cruised past Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas this past week, finishing with a program-record 12 SEC victories. A 12-4 mark is good for third place in the league. Consider four years ago – McPhee-McCuin’s second season trying to rebuild the program – Ole Miss went 0-16 in league play. Even then, she saw the light at the end of the tunnel. After four SEC wins in 2020-21, the Rebels have had double-digit league victories now the past three years in a row and reached the Sweet 16 last season.”

The Lady Rebels (22-7, 12-4 SEC) will be back in action on Friday as they have a double bye heading into the SEC Tournament. As things currently stand, Ole Miss is sitting comfortably as an 8 seed with the NCAA Tournament roughly two weeks from now.

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