Monday, March 12, 2007

Back in the Big Dance

(SID)INDIANAPOLIS---The 64-team field competing for the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee with the Ole Miss Rebels earning their third bid under head coach Carol Ross and the 17th overall in program history.
“Well we are back in the ‘Big Dance,’” said Ross, who owns a 74-49 overall mark as the leader of the Rebels. “We are excited about the opportunity to compete for a national championship. Only 64 teams get that privilege in women’s basketball and we are thrilled that Ole Miss is one of those teams.”
Ole Miss, who earned a No. 7 seed in the Dayton Region, will travel to Hartford, Ct., for its first round match-up against the No. 10 seed Texas Christian (21-10) at 12 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, March 18. The Rebels and Horned Frogs have met twice before with Ole Miss picking up wins in both games. TCU, who finished fourth in the Mountain West Confernce, is led by junior guard Adrienne Ross, the MWC Co-Player of the Year, who averages 17.5 points and 3.0 steals per game.