The Louisiana-Lafayette women’s basketball team posted its first victory against a Southeastern Conference team since 2006 with an 82-78 victory at Ole Miss on Sunday night in Oxford, Mississippi.
Jaylyn Gordon tied a career high with 29 points as the Cajuns opened their season with a landmark win. Their previous victory over an SEC school came Nov. 25, 2006, against South Carolina.
Keke Veal added 18 points, and Kia Wilridge had 12 for the Cajuns, who outscored Ole Miss 25-15 in the first quarter and led 46-26 at halftime.
“It’s a great win for us,” coach Garry Brodhead said, “beating an SEC opponent like Ole Miss and what they are trying to build. It is great to have great confidence heading into the season. It is continuation of what we did in the WBI; can we take the next step? These kids believe in one another and do what it takes to get the win."
Torri Lewis scored 20 points for Ole Miss (1-1), which beat Mississippi Valley State 97-61 on Friday. The Rebels outscored the Cajuns 29-16 in the fourth quarter but couldn’t come all the way back.
The Cajuns host Southern-New Orleans at 7 p.m. Thursday in Earl K. Long Gym.