Rebels Win Third Straight Over Louisiana-Monroe
Gracie Frizzell scored 17 points and was 4-of- from long range in Ole Miss' victory.

Nov. 26, 2013

Box Score Get Acrobat Reader   Photo Gallery  Press Conference  BEYOND THE GAME 

OXFORD, Miss. –The Ole Miss women’s basketball team, led by 23 points and 10 assists from senior Valencia McFarland, picked up its third consecutive win with a 78-72 win over Louisiana-Monroe at Tad Smith Coliseum on Tuesday (Nov. 26).

Playing its third game in five days, Ole Miss (4-4) scored 12 points out of the locker room to take a 41-40 lead –its first since the 4:54 mark of the first half-- and extended it to 51-47 minutes later. The Rebels wouldn't trail again en route to their third straight win.

“I’m very proud of our team’s effort tonight,” said head coach Matt Insell. “We have played three games in five days. It was very tough on them. I told the team when we got back from Hawaii that we needed to win three out of three, and they did that. A big reason we did that was Valencia McFarland. She took over that basketball game in the second half, and she has done that these last three games. She has stepped up in leading our basketball team, and I couldn’t be more proud of a player than I am of her.”

For the third straight game, McFarland led the Rebels from the floor. She scored a season-high 23 points and picked up her first double-double of the season with 10 assists. Reigning Co-SEC Player of the Week, Tia Faleru grabbed eight rebounds to lead Ole Miss’ rebounding efforts and added 13 points. McFarland’s 23 points was a season-best and marked her third straight game of 20 or more points.

It was a total team effort against Louisiana-Monroe (2-3) as the Warhawks wouldn’t go quietly. After Ole Miss took a 13-point lead with two minutes left in the contest, Louisiana-Monroe cut the lead to just two possessions with under a minute to play behind baskets from Ashleigh Simmons and Alexar Tugler, but Ole Miss sealed the victory from the free throw line.  

Louisiana-Monroe’s Simmons led all-scorers with 34 points and 10 rebounds.

"We dug deep,” said Insell. “This is a big win for our basketball team, for our confidence and toughness. This win will win us a lot more basketball games."

Redshirt sophomore Gracie Frizzell, was deadly from long range against the Warhawks. She scored a season-best 17 points, and went 4-of-8 from downtown. Faleru also reached double-figures for the fourth straight game and was just two rebounds shy of her third consecutive double-double.

The second half was as tight as can be, with neither team taking more than a four-point lead until 12 minutes into the second half.  Ole Miss tightened up on defense and was able to get some fastbreak buckets, outscoring Louisiana-Monroe, 16-2 on fast break points for the contest. The Rebels also took advantage of the 22 Warhawk turnovers, scoring a season-high 24 points off Louisiana-Monroe miscues. After scoring just 28 points in the first half, Ole Miss scored 50 points in the second half and shot 48.4 percent (15-of-31) from the floor, up from 26.2 (11-of-42) in the first half.

The Rebels opened the game cold from the floor, failing to connect on their first six shots and found themselves in a 10-2 hole.  Frizzell’s sharpshooting helped the Rebels get back in the game, as the Arkansas native hit two big treys, and the Rebels were able to cut the Monroe lead to just two points, 14-12, at the 13:57 mark.

The game went back and forth for the majority of the first half and Ole Miss was able to tie the game five times, but the visitors closed the half on a 8-2 run to take a 32-28 lead into halftime. 

Ole Miss nailed four first half three-pointers, three from Frizzell, and forced the visitors into 12 turnovers in the first half, but couldn’t get much going from the field, shooting just 26.2 (11-of-42) from the floor.

Ole Miss hits the road for the first time in three games when it travels to New Orleans to take on Tulane on Saturday (Nov. 30). Tip is set for 2 p.m. at Tulane’s Devlin Fieldhouse. The Rebels return to Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday Dec. 4 for the School Kids Game, when they host Louisiana Tech. Tipoff is at 11 a.m. For ticket information, go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).

Rebel Sidelines
Ole Miss moves to 4-1 at the Tad Pad this season … Valencia McFarland extends her scoring streak to 95 consecutive games and her consecutive games started streak to 86 games … Gracie Frizzell back in the starting lineup tonight, first start since the Central Arkansas game … Frizzell with a season-best four triples … McFarland scored 20 or more points for the third straight game and was two shy of her career-best of 25 points … Ole Miss scored 50 or more points in the second half for the third time this season … McFarland picked up her third career double-double and her 10 assists is one shy her career high.


 

 

    • Ole Miss to be Well-Represented in Rio

      Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Track & Field

      Ole Miss track and field will be represented in a big way as the world's attention turns to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. A school-record seven members of the Rebel family will compete at the Games while... read more

    • Vaught-Hemingway Named Most Amazing College Stadium in Mississippi

      Monday, July 18, 2016 - Football

      Sports Management Degree - Autumn-time Saturdays in Oxford, Mississippi, are devoted to Ole Miss and college football. The parties and tailgating start early, and by game time, hundreds of tents, grills, tailgates, and lawn chairs can be seen for... read more

    • Ole Miss at Media Days 2016

      Thursday, July 14, 2016 - Football

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} When Hugh Freeze took the podium... read more

    • Raven Saunders the Talk of Track & Field World

      Friday, June 10, 2016 - Track & Field

      After Raven Saunders won her third NCAA shot put title and broke a 33-year-old collegiate record yesterday, she was due for some headlines in the track & field world. Her outgoing personality and flashy demeanor in front of the huge... read more

    • Oxford Regional - The Competition

      Friday, June 3, 2016 -

       By Tate Hawkins, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Student Assistant The 2016 season has been a big one for the Rebels. The 40-16 regular season record was the fourth 40-win regular season in program history. The Rebels went 18-12... read more

    • From the Tee Box at the 2016 SEC Championships

      Sunday, April 17, 2016 - Athletics

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} As the Ole Miss women's golf... read more

    • From the Tee Box at the 2016 SEC Championships

      Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Athletics

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} As the Ole Miss women's golf... read more

    • From the Tee Box at the 2016 SEC Championships

      Friday, April 15, 2016 - Athletics

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} As the Ole Miss women's golf... read more

    • Ole Miss School Of Pharmacy Names Todd Sandroni Distinguished Alum

      Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThis weekend, the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi will name former Rebel football player Todd Sandroni their 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. From 1987-1990, Todd Sandroni stalked the football field... read more

    • The Journey to this Point...2016 Ole Miss Baseball

      Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Baseball

      By Tate Hawkins, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations In case you missed it, or you've been focused on the winter sports, Ole Miss Baseball is already five weeks into the 2016 season. After an 8-2 win over UT Martin on... read more

    • Break Out the Powder Blue

      Monday, February 29, 2016 - Baseball

      By Tate Hawkins, Student Assistant, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsYou've seen it all over athletics and campus. From jerseys, hats, helmets, and even to T-shirts that get tossed into the crowd. Fans have clung to this over the past... read more

    • Watch Six Rebels at NFL Combine on NFL Network

      Thursday, February 25, 2016 - Football

      Who doesn't enjoy seeing their favorite Rebels suit up on Sundays and represent Ole Miss in the National Football League?Well, there are about to be a few more NFL Rebels to watch on TV this fall.The Path to the Draft... read more

    • Welcome Back to Baseball

      Monday, February 22, 2016 - Baseball

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} By Tate Hawkins, Student Assistant, Ole... read more

    • Ole Miss Baseball 2016 Walk Out Music

      Friday, February 19, 2016 - Baseball

      With the 2016 Ole Miss Baseball season beginning today at Swayze Field (4 p.m. CT vs. FIU), check out the always much-anticipated walk out music list. Which song is your favorite?#1 DJ Miller: "Go DJ" by Lil Wayne#2 Ryan Olenek:... read more

    • Ole Miss to Appear at SEC Football Media Days on July 14

      Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Football

      The Southeastern Conference today announced Kickoff '16, its annual football media days, will be held July 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and selected players (TBA) will visit... read more

OFFICIAL STORE

GET SOCIAL

Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

Facebook