Rebels Makes It Seven Straight with Win At South Alabama
Tia Faleru picked up her seventh double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds at South Alabama.

Dec. 16, 2013

Quotes   Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

MOBILE, Ala. – Behind 24 points and 13 rebounds from junior Tia Faleru, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team picked up its seventh consecutive victory with a 72-56 win over South Alabama on Monday (Dec. 16) night. Ole Miss’ seven consecutive wins are the most for the program since winning seven consecutive in 2008-09 while the win is also the second consecutive road win for the Rebels.  

South Alabama opened the second half with a 7-2 run to cut the Ole Miss (8-4) lead to just one point, 39-38, but the Rebels responded with a three-point play from Faleru and a triple from Gracie Frizzell to extend their lead and never looked back en route to its eighth win of the year.

Faleru picked up her seventh double-double of the season with her 24 points and 13 rebounds. The double-double gives her 12 for her career. Valencia McFarland and Diara Moore were also in double figures with 14 points and 11 points, respectively.

The Rebels made things difficult for the home team on the glass, out-rebounding South Alabama (2-7) 53-39 and also scored 21 points on second chance opportunities.

South Alabama wouldn’t go away and Faleru put her team on her back. After scoring just six points at halftime, the Alabama native exploded for 18 points in the second half and went 8-of-11 from the charity stripe.

As team, Ole Miss shot 42.2 percent (27-of-64) from the floor, including shooting 46.4 percent (130-f38) in the second half, after a shooting just 38.9 percent (14-of-36) in the first half.

South Alabama’s Colby Davis led South Alabama with 17 points while Ronneka Robertson had 12 rebounds.

The first half was a back and forth battle as both teams played an up-tempo style. The home team took an early 3-0 lead with a triple from Colby Davis, but the Rebels went to their bread and butter and started going inside to Faleru, outscoring the home team 20-10 in the paint.

After back-to-back three-point plays from the Jaguars, Ole Miss put the ball in the hands of senior McFarland, who promptly scored Ole Miss’ next three buckets and gave the Rebels a 22-17 lead at the 5:20 mark. The Rebels defense was able to hold the home team without a bucket for nearly five minutes and was able to extend its lead to 26-17 helped by a huge hustle play from Kenyotta Jenkins, who forced a Jaguar turnover at midcourt leading to a layup on the other end.

A triple from South Alabama’s Colby Davis ended the  home team’s scoring drought with 3:41 left to play, but the Rebels took a 32-26 lead into the halftime break. Ole Miss held a 30-19 rebounding edge and 12-5 advantage in second half points in the first frame.

Ole Miss continues its road swing with a televised contest at No. 9/9 Baylor on Wednesday (Dec. 18). The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest Plus (DirecTV: 676,677, DISH: 366,416)The Rebels are back at home to close out the non-conference slate on Dec. 30 against Austin Peay at 11:30 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
Valencia McFarland extends her scoring streak to 99 consecutive games and her consecutive games started streak to 89 games … Ole Miss wore its road red for the second time this season. The last time Ole Miss donned the red uniforms was in a win over Tulane (Nov. 30) Tianah Alvarado made her first appearance in the lasts six games … Tia Faleru double-double, seventh this season and 12th career … Ole Miss moves to 4-2 in the series and picks up its first win in Mobile since 1980-81 season … The road win is the second “true” road win for the Rebels this season and the second straight road victory for Ole Miss … Ole Miss topped 50 rebounds for the third time this season … The have had a player score 20 or more points in each of the last two games and in six of its last seven games.

 


 

 

    • Rebels Impressing at East-West Shrine Game

      Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color: #222221; -webkit-text-stroke: #222221} span.s1 {font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #000000;... read more

    • Former Rebel Coach Ron Aldy Honored at Kirk Academy

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Women's Basketball

      Former Women's Basketball Head Coach Ron Aldy and his family at gym floor dedication at Kirk Academy today. pic.twitter.com/Ruyc9TFui5-- Holmes Athletics (@holmesathletics) January 14, 2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px... read more

    • Tunsil Named AFC East Rookie of the Year by ESPN

      Monday, January 16, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and Ole Miss' former blind side protector Laremy Tunsil was named AFC East rookie of... read more

    • Three Rebel Coaches Among Top-20 Recruiters Nationally

      Friday, January 13, 2017 - Football

      With the hiring of Jacob Peeler as wide receiver coach, #OleMiss now has three asst coaches ranked in @247Sports '16 Top 20 best recruiters.-- Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) January 10, 2017 Ole Miss football bolstered its coaching staff by adding coaching... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Georgia

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Georgia (10-5, 2-1) KenPom ranking: 61 Best win: at No. 103 Auburn Worst loss: at No. 79 Oakland Ole... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Auburn

      Saturday, January 7, 2017 -

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Know the Opponent: Auburn (10-4) KenPom ranking: 105 Best win: No. 28 Texas Tech Worst loss: No. 172 Boston... read more

    • Longo Named FCS Coordinator of the Year

      Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #333333; -webkit-text-stroke: #333333; background-color: #ffffff; min-height: 17.0px} p.p4 {margin:... read more

    • Freeze to Join Finebaum Film Room During Peach Bowl

      Friday, December 30, 2016 -

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} ESPN is providing fans multiple ways to view the College Football Playoff, and Ole Miss head coach is playing... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Kentucky

      Thursday, December 29, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Know the Opponent: Kentucky (10-2)KenPom ranking: 4Best win: No. 3 North CarolinaWorst loss: No. 13 UCLAOle Miss opens up... read more

    • Know the Opponent: South Alabama

      Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: South Alabama (7-5)KenPom ranking: 218 Best win: at No. 187 UNLV Worst loss: at No. 303 Stetson Ole Miss has one final tuneup before conference play begins and it comes in the form of South Alabama. South Alabama on Offense:... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Bradley

      Monday, December 19, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: Bradley (5-6) KenPom ranking: 235 Best win: at No. 222 Eastern Illinois Worst loss: No. 253 Delaware Ole Miss faces Bradley in the second-to-last nonconference matchup before SEC play begins. Bradley on Offense: Bradley has not been great this season on... read more

    • New Coordinators Help Address Critical Areas

      Friday, December 16, 2016 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze had specific deficiencies that he wanted his coordinator hires to address. On offense, he wanted to improve the rushing attack, third down efficiency, and red zone scoring. On defense, Freeze wanted his new coordinator... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Murray State

      Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: Murray State (5-5) KenPom ranking: 162  Ole Miss returns home to face Murray State in its first home game in nearly two weeks in a matchup of two strong offenses.Murray State on Offense: Once again, Ole Miss... read more

    • Haynes' Return a Boon for Ole Miss Defense

      Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Football

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.4px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #292f33; -webkit-text-stroke: #292f33} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Virginia Tech

      Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: Virginia Tech (7-1) KenPom ranking: 36 Ole Miss faces one of the most well-rounded teams in the nation Sunday in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech. Va Tech's offensive efficiency ranks 24th nationally, while their defensive efficiency also strong at 67th.... read more

OFFICIAL STORE

GET SOCIAL

Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

Facebook