Rebels Welcome Crimson Tide To Oxford Sunday

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Monique Jackson (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Monique Jackson (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Jan. 11, 2013

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OLE MISS REBELS (7-9, 0-3 SEC)
Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 7-9 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (10-6, 0-3 SEC)

Head coach: Wendell Hudson (Alabama, 1973)
Career record: 304-202 (9th yr.) Record at Alabama: 65-75 (5th yr.)

Date/Time: Sun., Jan. 13/ 1:35 p.m. CT
Site: Oxford, Miss. |Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
TV: SportSouth
    Talent: Dave Neal & Elizabeth Moraeu
Radio: Q93.7/105.5FM
    Talent: Graham Doty (play-by-play)
Streaming Video: N/A
Gametracker: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissWBB
Series:
    Overall: UM, 33-19    
    Oxford: UM,16-7
    Tuscaloosa: Tied, 11-11
    Neutral: UM, 6-1
    Last meeting: UA, 52-47, 2/9/12 at UM
     Frank vs. Alabama: 0-0

NOTES:
• Ole Miss will return home to host Alabama Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
• Sunday’s game marks the 53rd meeting between Ole Miss and Alabama. The Rebels lead the all-time series, 33-19.
• Ole Miss is coming off a 76-52 loss at Auburn Thursday night.
Diara Moore and Valencia McFarland each scored in double figures for the 11th time this season with 10 and 11 points, respectively, at Auburn.
Tia Faleru recorded her third career double-double against LSU with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Diara Moore leads the team in scoring with 11.3 points per game, Valencia McFarland is second on the team averaging 11.1 points per game followed by Tia Faleru with 10.5 points per game.
Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 5.9 rebounds per game. Kenyotta Jenkins and Danielle McCray are tied for second, each averaging 5.1 rpg.
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 has recorded 953 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 have the first of its two bye SEC dates on Thursday followed by a home game against SEC newcomer Missouri on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. vs. Missouri (Cox Sports TV).

SCOUTING ALABAMA
Alabama is 10-6 overall and 0-3 in SEC play this season. The Crimson Tide is coming off a 95-83 loss to Georgia on Thursday night.  Alabama is led by Daisha Simmons who leads three players in double figures with 12.1 points per game. Shafontaye Myers is second averaging 11.4 points per game followed by Jasmine Robinson with 10.9 points per game.  Kaneisha Horn and Alicia Mitcham lead the team in rebounding, each averaging 5.2 rebounds per game.  

Ole Miss leads the all-time series between the two schools, 33-19. Alabama and Ole Miss went 1-1 last season with Alabama winning the most recent meeting, a 52-47 win over the Rebels in Oxford on February 9, 2012.

ABOUT OLE MISS
Ole Miss is coming off a 76-52 loss at Auburn on Thursday night.  The Rebels will return home to host a pair of games, starting with Alabama on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised by SportSouth.  Ole Miss is led by Diara Moore (11.3 points per game), Valencia McFarland (11.1 points per game) and Tia Faleru (10.5 points per game).  Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 5.9 rebounds per game followed by Kenyotta Jenkins and Danielle McCray who are each averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.  Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 7-9 overall and 0-3 in the SEC.

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.

PROMOTIONAL CORNER
Sunday’s game against Alabama is Take A Kid To The Game Day.  Admission is FREE for all children eighth grade and under and the first 250 children will get a FREE basketball toy.  Ole Miss will hold an autograph session on the court after the game. The game will also be broadcast on SportSouth.


OLE MISS IN THE SEC STATS (AS OF 1/10/13)
As a team, Ole Miss is fifth in free throw percentage (.715), fourth in rebounding offense (41.6 rpg), third in offensive rebounds (18.1), eighth in steals (10.4 spg) and ninth in three pointers made (4.7).  Individually, Valencia McFarland is sixth in assists (4.7 apg), second in assist to turnover ratio (2.9) and sixth in steals (2.7 spg).  Gracie Frizzell is ninth in three pointers made (1.8) and Diara Moore is seventh in free throw percentage (.800).

MOORE PERFECT FROM THE LINE OVER THE LAST TWO GAMES
In the team’s last two games against Vanderbilt and Auburn, Diara Moore is a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. She went 6-6 against Vanderbilt and 4-4 against Auburn. For the season, she leads the team in free throw attempts and makes (52-65) and is seventh in the SEC in free throw percentage, shooting 80 percent.

McFARLAND TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
Ole Miss point guard Valencia McFarland is second in the SEC in assist to turnover ratio (2.9). In SEC play, McFarland has recorded 14 assists to four turnovers. For the season she has recorded 75 assists to 26 turnovers in 16 games. She has recorded 10 games this season with five or more assists including the last six games. For her career, McFarland has 34 games with five or more assists and has recorded 340 career assists to 197 career turnovers.

TALE OF TWO HALVES
In Ole Miss’ last two SEC game against Vanderbilt and at Auburn, the Rebels have been outscored 85-46 in the first half but have rebounded in the second half, only trailing its opponents 67-63 in scoring.

MOORE, McFARLAND LEAD THE TEAM IN DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORING GAMES
Through 16 games this season, Diara Moore and Valencia McFarland lead the team in double-figure scoring games with 11 each followed by Tia Faleru who has scored in double figures eight times and Gracie Frizzell has scored in double figures in five games.

McFARLAND IN THE NCAA STATS
In the latest set of NCAA stats released on Friday, Jan. 11, Valencia McFarland is ranked sixth in assist to turnover ratio (2.88), and is 65th in the nation in assists per game (4.7).  NCAA stats are released every Monday and Friday.

McFARLAND DISHING OUT ASSISTS
As of Jan. 10, Valencia McFarland is sixth in the SEC in assists per game, averaging 4.7 and she leads Ole Miss with 75 assists. In the last eight games, McFarland is averaging 5.4 assists per game.  She has recorded 34 career games with at least five assists per game, including 10 games this year.  McFarland recorded a season-high nine assists on two occasions this year.

FALERU BREAKING OUT
Entering her sophomore season, Tia Faleru had scored in double figures in three games and grabbed double-digit rebounds in two games.  This season, she has scored in double figures in eight games and pulled down double-digit rebounds in two games.  She scored a career-high 18 points against LSU, has recorded two double-doubles.  Over the last 10 games, Faleru is averaging 12.2 points per game.  For the season, she is averaging 10.5 points per game.

CAREER NUMBERS WATCH
Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 953 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 953 points, 340 assists and 147 steals.  She’s looking to join Carol Ross (1977-81) and Glenda Springfield (1975-79).


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