Rebels Open Insell Era With Win Over Christian Brothers

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Head Coach Matt Insell and the Rebels defeated Christian Brothers, 74-59, in exhibition action.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Head Coach Matt Insell and the Rebels defeated Christian Brothers, 74-59, in exhibition action.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 3, 2013

Quotes  Box Score Get Acrobat Reader   Photo Gallery 

BEYOND THE GAME: Ole Miss vs. Christian Brothers

OXFORD, Miss. - Behind the strength of five players in double figures, the Ole Miss women's basketball team open the Matt Insell era with a 74-59 exhibition win over Christian Brothers University on Sunday (Nov. 3) afternoon at the Tad Smith Coliseum.

Senior Valencia McFarland led the Rebels with a team-best 15 points, while Tia Faleru posted a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Also in double figures for Ole Miss were freshman Shequila Joseph (12), Diara Moore (11) and Gracie Frizzell (10). Joseph was two rebounds shy of a double-double while Monique Jackson added eight boards off the bench.

"We got the win," said Insell. It was not as pretty as we wanted it to be, we had some areas in which we let down and that has to get better before we start on Friday, but all in all, I'm glad we got the win and I'm excited to be opening the season on Friday."

Christian Brothers, who took on Memphis in exhibition action on Saturday, and the Rebels both showed a little rust early, but Ole Miss jumped out to a seven point lead, 19-12, at the 11:21 mark with a triple from Frizzell and a layup from Moore. Holding just a six-point lead midway through the half, Ole Miss closed the first half on a 19-8 run, sparked by going 11-of-15 from the free throw line, to take a 40-23 lead into halftime.

The visitors were able to get the score down to six points, 50-44, at the 11:06 mark of the second half, but the Rebels turned up the defense and that was as close as they would get for the remainder of the contest.  Ole Miss held a 54-47 rebounding edge and dished out 18 assists while holding the Buccaneers to just 30 percent (16-of-53) shooting.

Ole Miss opens the 2013-14 regular - season on Friday (Nov. 8) when they welcome Jacksonville State to the Tad Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. and is the first game of a doubleheader with the Ole Miss men's team. The Rebel men take on Troy at 7:30 p.m.  

Season tickets are on sale for the 2013-14 season and can be purchased for just $50. For additional ticket information, go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).

Rebel Sidelines
Today's game was the first as a head coach for Ole Miss' first-year coach Matt Insell. Insell is in his first season at Ole Miss after spending five years as the lead assistant and Kentucky ... There was a family connection in this afternoon's contest as Ole Miss assistant coach Todd Schaefer squared off against his niece Christian Brothers junior guard Ashley Schaefer...  Schaefer also was the head coach at Christian Brothers from 1999-2004.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more

    • Lindy's Sports Gives Seven Rebels Preseason Recognition

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -

      The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more

    • Five Rebels Named Preseason All-America by Athlon Sports

      Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -

      With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more

    • Sporting News Tabs Four Rebels to Preseason All-America Teams

      Monday, June 15, 2015 - Football

      Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more

    • Athlon Sports Names Nine Rebels Preseason All-SEC

      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Football

      Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more

    • Eleven Rebels Garner Phil Steele Preseason Honors

      Monday, June 1, 2015 - Football

      The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more

    • Football Signees Report for Summer Classes

      Friday, May 29, 2015 - Football

      Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more

    • Six Rebels Among Inaugural Scott County HOF Class

      Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Athletics

      Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more