OXFORD, Miss. – Danielle McCray recorded her first career double-double as the Ole Miss women’s basketball team beat Mississippi Valley State, 62-60.
With the win, Ole Miss improved to 3-1 while Mississippi Valley State fell to 1-4. Diara Moore led all players with 15 points while Valencia McFarland added 12. McCray posted 11 points and tied her career high with 12 boards while Courtney Marbra added 10 rebounds. Moore has scored in double figures in all four games this season.
“One of the good things about sports is we celebrate wins and it doesn’t matter if that win is by one point or by 30 points we are going to celebrate every win we get,” head coach Brett Frank said. “Tonight was one of those victories and we are excited about it.
Ole Miss used an early run to go up nine, 14-5, with 13:29 to play before Mississippi Valley State cut the Rebels’ lead to two, 14-12, with 11:37 left in the half.
Ole Miss used a 13-6 run to close the half as the Rebels led 31-23 at the break. Diara Moore led Ole Miss with nine points at the half while Danielle McCray added seven points and six boards.
The Rebels went 11-13 from the free throw line in the half and shot 33.3 percent (10-30) from the floor while the Lady Devilettes shot 29.0 percent (9-31).
In the second half, Ole Miss used a 9-2 run to push its lead to 49-37 on a layup from Monique Jackson with 11:50 left in the game. The Lady Devilettes cut Ole Miss’ lead to three, 56-53, with 3:17 remaining.
For the game, Ole Miss shot 85.2 percent from the free throw line (23-27) and 31.7 percent from the floor (19-60). MVSU shot 34.3 percent from the floor.
Ole Miss will host Lipscomb on Thursday at 7 p.m. Fans can get their picture taken with the Egg Bowl trophy Thursday. Also, the first 500 fans that go to the Ole Miss WBB Facebook page, Facebook.com/OleMissWBB, and print off the voucher, will get FREE admission to the game.
Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that we weren't totally... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more
It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more
The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more
No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited. But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more
Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more
Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more
With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more
A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more