Rebels Close Road Swing at Alabama

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Faleru Scores A Career-High 24 Points In Loss To Alabama
Tia Faleru scored in double figures for the ninth time this year, with her first career 20-point game as she finished with a game-high 24 points.

Ole Miss closes a two-game road swing with a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the Crimson Tide on Sunday (Jan.  12). Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. (CT).  Fans can follow the action with in-game tweets (@OleMissWBB) and also with live stats on OleMissSports.com.

Game 17: Ole Miss (9-7, 0-2 SEC) vs Alabama (7-8, 0-2 SEC)
Date: January 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Foster Auditorium)
Series:
Ole Miss leads, 33-30
Streak: Alabama has won the last 2

Starting Five
1. Ole Miss dropped a 94-70 road contest at No. 8/8 Tennessee on Thursday (Jan. 9). The loss was the second consecutive for Ole Miss and its third loss in the last four games, dating back to non-conference action.

2. The Rebels are head to Alabama in search of their first SEC win this season and their first SEC road win since defeating Florida, 88-81, in Gainesville last season. The Rebels last won in Tuscaloosa during the 2011-12 season, although the all-time series is tied 11-11 in games played in Tuscaloosa.

3. For the first time since a loss to Georgia last season, Ole Miss has no player in double figures against Tennessee on Thursday. Additionally, the Tennessee game snapped a streak of give consecutive games with at least one Rebel player with 20+ points as well as a streak of five straight games with a double-double.

4. Ole Miss moved to 9-3 when scoring at least 70 points. The Rebels have reached the 70-point mark on 12 occasions this season and have scored 70+ points in each of the last 11 games. The last game Ole Miss failed to reach 70 points in was in a 79-65 loss at Washington State at the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

5. With her three assists against Tennessee, Valencia McFarland picked up her 100th assist of the season. For the season, she has 101 and has reached the 100 assists mark in each of her four years at Ole Miss. She is 37 assists away from her 400th career assist which will make her one of five players with at least 400 career assists.

Ole Miss vs. Alabama Notables
-This will be the 54th meeting between Ole Miss and Alabama. The Rebels own a 33-20 series advantage but have dropped each of the last two meetings between the teams. In games played in Tuscaloosa, the series is deadlocked at 11-11. The last time Ole Miss won on Alabama's home floor was during the 2011-12 season.

-Sunday's game will serve as a Homecoming of sorts for Rebel players Tia Faleru and Monique Jackson, who both hail from Alabama. Faleru is a native of Ozark, while Jackson hails from Phenix City. Additionally, Director of operations Eric White is from Boaz, Ala., and athletic trainer Meredith Pendergast is also from Wetumpka, Ala. 

-The Alabama game will be a matchup of two coaching staffs in their first years at their respective schools. Alabama head coach Kristy Curry and her staff are in their first year, as are Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell and his staff. Curry is new to the SEC as she came to Alabama from Texas Tech out of the Big 12.   

A Win Would
-Give Ole Miss its first SEC win since defeating Mississippi State, 65-51, last season and snap a two-game skid against the Crimson Tide. A win would also be Ole Miss' first SEC road win since defeating Florida in Gainesville last season.

A Loss Would
-Move the Rebels to 0-3 in SEC action and extend the Rebels SEC losing streak to eight games, dating back to last season.

Scouting Alabama
Alabama enters Sunday's game with a week of rest after falling to Texas A&M, 73-58, on January 5. The win dropped the Crimson Tide to 7-8, 0-2 in SEC action. Shafontaye Myers leads the Alabama offense and is averaging 14.9 points per game. Myers is joined in double figures by Daisha Simmons and Ashley Williams who are averaging 14.3 and 10.9 points, respectively. Simmons and Williams lead the way on the glass averaging 5.9 and 5.8 rebounds per game. As a team, Alabama is avenging 67.2 points per game and 38.6 rebounds per game. Alabama faced several ranked opponents in non-conference action, taking on Nebraska and Duke on the road. Head coach Kristy Curry is in her first year at Alabama.

About Ole Miss
Ole Miss enters the Alabama game with a 9-7, 0-2 SEC record after dropping a 94-70 road contest at No. 8/8 Tennessee on Thursday (Jan. 9). The loss was second consecutive for Ole Miss and its third loss in the last four outings. Tia Faleru and Valencia McFarland continue to lead the way for the Rebels each averaging 15.5 points per game. Diara Moore is also in double-figures with 11.8 points per game. Faleru continues to clean the glass for the Rebels pulling down an SEC-best 9.9 rebounds per game. Danielle McCray also helps on the glass to the tune of 5.6 rebounds per game, as Ole Miss' second-leading rebounder. As a team the Rebels are averaging 76.1 points per game and 45.2 rebounds per game.

Up Next
Ole Miss will return to Tad Smith Coliseum on Thursday (Jan. 16) when they host Vanderbilt. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT). 

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