Rebels Open SEC Play At LSU Thursday Night

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Maggie McFerrin (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Maggie McFerrin (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Jan. 1, 2013

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OLE MISS REBELS (7-6, 0-0 SEC)
Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 7-6 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same

LSU TIGERS (9-4, 0-0 SEC)
Head coach: Nikki Caldwell (Tennessee, 1994)
Career record: 104-41 (6th yr.) Record at LSU: 32-15 (2nd yr.)

Date/Time: Thurs., Jan. 3/ 7 p.m. CT
Site: Baton Rouge, La. |Maravich Assembly Center (13,215)
TV: None
Radio: Q93.7/105.5FM
    Talent: Graham Doty (play-by-play)
Streaming Video: OleMissSports.com
Gametracker: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissWBB
Series:
    Overall: LSU, 28-21    
    Oxford: UM, 12-11
    Baton Rouge: LSU, 12-9
    Neutral: LSU, 5-0
    Last meeting: First Meeting  
    Frank vs. LSU: 0-0

NOTES:
• Ole Miss will open SEC play against LSU on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.  It will be Ole Miss’ sixth consecutive game on the road.
• Thursday’s game marks the 50th meeting between Ole Miss and LSU. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 28-21.
• Last week, Ole Miss finished third in the Tulane DoubleTree Classic as the team went 1-1. Valencia McFarland was named to the All-Tournament team.
Tia Faleru recorded her second career double-double against McNeese State with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Valencia McFarland recorded her 12th career 20-point game with 20 points against McNeese State.  She is the third player this season to score at least 20 points, joining teammates Diara Moore (25 points) and Gracie Frizzell (21 points).
Valencia McFarland leads the team in scoring with 11.4 points per game followed by Diara Moore who is averaging 11.1 points per game.
Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.4 rebounds per game. Kenyotta Jenkins is second, averaging 6.0 rpg.   
• Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 924 career points and is looking to become the 25th player in school history to score at least 1,000 career points.

UP NEXT:
Ole Miss will return home after a six-game road trip to host Vanderbilt on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

SCOUTING LSU
LSU is 9-4 this season and is coming off an 87-61 win over New Orleans on Monday night.  The Tigers are led by Theresa Palisance who is averaging 18.1 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game and Danielle Ballard who is averaging 14.3 points per game.  As a team, LSU holds an +8.4 points per game advantage in scoring over its opponents.  The Tigers and Rebels have face two common opponents this season, McNeese State and LA Tech, with LSU posting wins over both teams.

Thursday’s meeting between the two schools marks the 50th meeting between LSU and Ole Miss.  The Tigers lead the all-time series, 28-21 and have won the last three meetings. Ole Miss has opened SEC play against LSU the last two seasons.

ABOUT OLE MISS
Ole Miss is coming off 61-58 win over Eastern Michigan in the third place game of the Tulane DoubleTree Classic.  The Rebels will closeout its six-game road trip with its first SEC game, taking on LSU Thursday night at 7 p.m.  Ole Miss is led by Valencia McFarland Moore, who is averaging 11.4 points per game, Diara Moore (11.1 points per game) and Tia Faleru (9.7 points per game).  Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.5 rebounds per game followed by Kenyotta Jenkins who is averaging 6.0 rebounds per game.  Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 7-6.

FOLLOW THE REBELS
Ole Miss’ regular-season games can be heard on WTNM Supertalk Mississippi (105.5 FM) or Q93.7 FM with the pregame show starting 15 minutes before tipoff.  Graham Doty, in his second season calling Ole Miss women’s basketball games, will be on the call.

Game updates via Twitter will be available all season at @OleMissWBB. All home games that are not on TV will be streamed online through the subscription-based RebelVision.

OLE MISS IN THE SEC STATS (AS OF 12/31/12)
As a team, Ole Miss is fourth in free throw percentage (.750), third in rebounding offense (43.8 rpg), third in offensive rebounds (18.7), and seventh in steals (11.2 spg).  Individually, Valencia McFarland is sixth in assists (4.7 apg), fourth in assist to turnover ratio (2.8), tied for third in steals (3.0 spg), and ninth in free throw percentage (.729).  Gracie Frizzell is ninth in three pointers made (1.6) and Diara Moore is fourth in free throw percentage (.776).

HONORS ROLL IN FOR McFARLAND
Valencia McFarland was named SEC Player of the Week on Dec. 31 after posting impressive numbers and leading the Rebels to a third-place finish at the Tulane DoubleTree Classic.  For the two games she recorded a combined triple double with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists.  It is the first SEC Player of the Week honor for an Ole Miss player since Jan. 18, 2010.  McFarland was named to the All-Tournament team for the Tulane DoubleTree Classic and was also named to the New York Life Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team on Dec. 22 at Hofstra. For that tournament, she averaged 9.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game.  Since McFarland has been at Ole Miss, Ole Miss has played in four regular-season tournaments that have released an All-Tournament team and McFarland has been selected to each of those four All-Tournament teams.

FALERU POSTS SECOND CAREER-DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Tia Faleru became the third player this season to record a double-double as she scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds against McNeese State on Dec. 29.  Danielle McCray recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and tied her then career high with 12 rebounds in a win over MVSU while Kenyotta Jenkins recorded her second career double-double against SELA on Nov. 9 when she scored a career-high 13 points and added 10 rebounds.  Valencia McFarland is the only current player to record a double-double in something other than points and rebounds (points and assists.)

Active Players With Double-Doubles
        Season    Career
Tia Faleru    1    2
Kenyotta Jenkins    1    2
Danielle McCray    1    1
Courtney Marbra    0    2
Valencia McFarland     0    1

McFARLAND DROPS 20 POINTS ON McNEESE STATE
Junior Valencia McFarland leads all active Ole Miss players with 12 career 20-point games.  Her most recent 20-point game was on Dec. 29, 2012 when she scored 20 points against McNeese State.  McFarland is one of three active players who have posted a 20-point career game.  Redshirt freshman Gracie Frizzell scored a career-high 21 points in Ole Miss’ loss to Lamar on Nov. 19 while Diara Moore scored a career-high 25 points against SELA on Nov. 9.

Active Players With 20-Point Games
        Season    Career
Gracie Frizzell    1    1
Diara Moore    1    1
Valencia McFarland     1    12

McFARLAND DISHING OUT ASSISTS
As of Dec. 31, Valencia McFarland is sixth in the SEC in assists per game, averaging 4.7 and she leads Ole Miss with 61 assists. In the last five games, McFarland is averaging 6.4 assists per game.  She has recorded 32 career games with at least five assists per game.

FALERU BREAKING OUT
Entering her sophomore season, Tia Faleru had scored in double figures in three game and grabbed double-digit rebounds in two games.  This season, she has scored in double figures in five games and pulled down double-digit rebounds in one game.  She scored a career-high 17 points in a win over UMass and this season, she is averaging 9.7 points per game.

CAREER NUMBERS WATCH
Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 924 career points.  She is aiming to become the 25th player in school history to record at least 1,000 career points. If she accomplishes the feat this season as a junior, she would be the 14th player in school history to hit 1,000 career points as a junior.

McFarland also has another program milestone to keep her eye on during her career, as she aims to become just the third person in Ole Miss history to score at least 1,000 point, 500 assists and 250 steals. McFarland currently has 924 points, 326 assists and 143 steals.  She’s looking to join Carol Ross (1977-81) and Glenda Springfield (1975-79).

McFARLAND LEADS THE TEAM IN DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORING GAMES
Through 13 games this season, Valencia McFarland leas the team in double-figure scoring games with nine, followed by Diara Moore with eight, Tia Faleru with five and Gracie Frizzell with four.




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