Ole Miss shocking upset over Stanford in Women's NCAA Tournament.

The Stanford Cardinal have been one of the best programs in all of women’s college basketball in recent years. They came into this year’s NCAA Tournament as a one-seed. However, they saw an unceremonious exit on Sunday night at the hands of the Ole Miss Rebels in a shocking upset loss.

1-seed Stanford came into the matchup as 12.5 point favorites. 8-seed Ole Miss proceeded to overcome those odds by forcing Stanford into 21 turnovers in the game.

It was a close matchup throughout, but the Rebels came away with a 54-49 victory after Stanford’s final shot to cut the lead to two went off the side of the backboard.

This win for Ole Miss marks the 11th time that they will be headed for the Sweet 16. It’s the first time since 2007 that they have done so, and the first under head coach Yolett McCuin.

Perhaps the only ones who saw this upset coming is the players and coaching staff of Ole Miss. Many took to social media to express their disbelief of this wild upset.


McCuin took to social media after her team’s shocking upset win, writing out a detailed post of what the win meant to here.

“My parents prepared me for the moment. My husband prepared me for this! The SEC perpared me for this moment! Jose Fernandez prepared me! Karl Smedko & Lynne Brian prepared me for this moment! My Lord & Savior anointed me for this exact moment!”

Ole Miss will now prepare for their Sweet 16 matchup between the winner of Monday’s game between Texas and Louisville.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.