Last year, Southern Miss won a season-high 27 games and posted an 18-1 record at home.
11th year head coach, Joye Lee McNelis, said the guard position plays an integral part in the team’s success.
” We’ve got to have that point guard to emerge,” McNelis said. ” Somebody has got to rise for us and be able to fill that spot.”
However, players like sophomore center, Kierra Jordan, said its important that she steps up as a leader on the court.
” As soon as the season was over last year, the coaches came and was like they would need me to start scoring more, talking more and being a leader in the post,” Jordan stated.
Jordan also said its ultimately the small things that will make the difference this season.
” Like a simple box out, sprinting back on defense, playing with your hands up, being low, it’s just the small things that make a difference,” Jordan said.
Transfer and senior shooting guard, Brooke Rhodes said it is only one thing on her mind, “winning a championship”.
” I hope we get to the conference tournament and win it,” Rhodes said. ” I played in college and had not gotten a ring yet, so I would like to get one.”
With one win under its belt, the Southern Miss women’s basketball team must take each game, “one shot at a time”.