The 2012 season was a tough one for the Lady Rebels.
As new Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork noted before a near capacity crowd at the Basketball Practice Facility, he’s no longer the new guy on the block.
Wednesday, Adrian Wiggins was officially introduced as the next Lady Rebels women’s basketball coach.
Ole Miss initially approached Wiggins the day after Fresno State was selected to its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament.
After tabling discussion until the Lady Bulldogs’ season was over, Wiggins said the courting process moved quickly. (March 29, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: Adrian Wiggins was officially introduced as the new Ole Miss women’s basketball coach today at the Basketball Practice Facility. (more…) (March 28, 2012)
Just days after Ole Miss unveiled its next athletics director the university announced it has also found its next women’s basketball coach.
Monday evening the university confirmed that Fresno State head coach Adrian Wiggins is leaving his current post and will be in charge of turning around a Lady Rebels program that finished last in the Southeastern Conference with a 2-14 league record. (March 27, 2012, Page 10)
BLOG: Ole Miss has hired former Fresno State coach Adrian Wiggins to lead the women’s basketball program.
Moments ago the university released a statement regarding the hire of the two-time WAC Coach of the Year: (more…) (March 26, 2012)
Don’t expect Ole Miss to bump up its timetable to fill the women’s basketball coaching vacancy just because Mississippi State announced its hire on Tuesday.
According to Executive Associate Athletics Director Lynnette Johnson, the search committee in charge of unearthing Renee Ladner’s successor doesn’t have a specific deadline and doesn’t expect a decision to be made anytime soon. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: The search for Ole Miss’ next women’s basketball coach is in week two and Ole Miss Executive Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator Lynnette Johnson said she doesn’t expect the process to be completed in the near future. (more…) (March 14, 2012)
The Lady Rebels’ season was put to rest Thursday courtesy of a 67-47 loss to Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. One day later, Ladner made official what many thought might be coming regardless. (March 5, 2012, Page 9A)
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AUBURN, Ala. — After the Ole Miss Rebels led by as many as 13 during the game, they saw the Auburn Lady Tigers take their first lead of the game with 1:51 remaining as the Lady Tigers came from behind to post the 46-43 win.
With the loss, Ole Miss ended the regular season 12-17 overall and 2-14 in the Southeastern Conference while Auburn improved to 13-16 and 4-11 SEC. Ole Miss will be the No. 12 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament and play Arkansas Thursday night at 6:30 in the first round.
Nikki Byrd led Ole Miss with 17 points while Valencia McFarland added 10. Danielle McCray recorded a team-best 10 rebounds.
Hasina Muhammad led Auburn with 19 points in the victory. (February 27, 2012, Page 4B)