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
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 8-14)

      Monday, September 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 8-14, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss captured the Magnolia Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-0, its best start in school history.- The Rebels downed UAB and Mercer 3-0 and then defeated Jacksonville State 3-1... read more

    • Historic Start to the Football Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Football

      After a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, Ole Miss moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, released on Sunday.  Despite breaking into the top 10, the Rebels remain fifth among Southeastern Conference Western Division... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 14

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the third installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Three Rebels Net First Goals of the Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Soccer

      Leading 1-0 after controlling the play for much of the game, Ole Miss opened up a 3-0 lead on Middle Tennessee with a pair of goals in the final minute of the first half on the way to a 4-0... read more

    • Golson's Buy-In Pays Off

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has come a long way since he was a freshman.  That season, he was most notably on the receiving end of a highlight reel juke from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Three years later, as part... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-ULL Motivational

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs ULL Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-ULL

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss faces Louisiana-Lafayette in its home opener Saturday. Wearing the Bull's-Eye After a 2-0 start with wins over Boise State and Vanderbilt, Ole Miss moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll,... read more

    • Thompson Lifts Rebels to Historic Start

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      With a chance to make history, Ole Miss dropped a first set for the first time this season. The Rebels answered the bell winning the next three sets to defeat Jacksonville State 3-1 and improve to 10-0 on the season,... read more

    • VIDEO: Return of The Grove

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Rebel Nation Remembers Stan Sandroni

      Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Football

      Rebel Nation goes into its home opener Saturday excited for the return of football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but also saddened by the loss of one of its most renowned voices.Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Schedule, Areas for Team to Improve

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' home opener Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.Freeze's time... read more

    • Former football player releases Chucky Mullins book

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Former Ole Miss football player Jody Hill has partnered with Square Books in Oxford to launch his book, "38: The Chucky Mullins Effect," celebrating the life and impact of his Ole Miss teammate Chucky Mullins. Hill will be signing copies... read more

    • 3 Things About Gameday - Ole Miss vs. ULL

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Freeze, Luke Talk Offensive Line Progress

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Football

      From week one to week two, head coach Hugh Freeze and offensive line coach Matt Luke are generally pleased with the progress along the offensive line. The number of false start penalties went from eight to two, while the... read more

    • Changing The Perception of Ole Miss Volleyball

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Volleyball

      With back-to-back tournament titles to open the season, the Rebels are 7-0 to start the season for the first time since 2007 and are also the only Southeastern Conference team still undefeated."We feel like at this point in our season... read more