Women's Hoops Hosts SEC-Newcomer Missouri Sunday

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Valencia McFarland (photo by Joshua McCoy)

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Valencia McFarland (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Jan. 18, 2013

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

OLE MISS REBELS (7-10, 0-4 SEC)
Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 7-10 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same

MISSOURI TIGERS (12-6, 1-3 SEC)
Head coach: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose, 2000)
Career record: 362-193 (18th yr.) Record at Missouri: 26-36 (3rd yr.)

Date/Time: Sun., Jan. 20/ 2 p.m. CT
Site: Oxford, Miss. |Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
TV: Cox Sports TV
    Talent: Lyn Rollins & Victor Howell
Radio: Q93.7/105.5FM
    Talent: Graham Doty (play-by-play)
Streaming Video: N/A
Gametracker: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissWBB
Series:
    Overall: UM, 1-0    
    Oxford: UM, 1-0
    Columbia: N/A
    Neutral: N/A
    Last meeting: UM, 64-58, 1/5/81 at Oxford
     Frank vs. Missouri: 0-0

NOTES:
• Ole Miss will host conference newcomer Missouri Sunday at 2 p.m.
• Sunday’s game marks the second all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Missouri. The Rebels lead the all-time series, 1-0.
• Ole Miss is coming off a 83-75 loss to Alabama Sunday afternoon.
Diara Moore scored in double figures for the 12th time this season with 17 points against Alabama.  
Tia Faleru scored a career-high 24 points against Alabama for her first career 20-point game.  She is the fourth player to record a 20-point game this season joining Valencia McFarland (20 points vs. McNeese State), Diara Moore (25 points vs. SELA) and Gracie Frizzell (21 points vs. Lamar).  
Diara Moore leads the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game, Tia Faleru is second on the team averaging 11.4 points per game followed by Valencia McFarland with 10.9 points per game.
Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game. Kenyotta Jenkins and Danielle McCray are tied for second, each averaging 4.9 rpg.
Diara Moore is 18-20 from the free throw line over the past three games.
Valencia McFarland, who has scored in every career game she has played in, has recorded 962 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 play its next two games on the road at Florida on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. on CSS followed by a game at Mississippi State on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

SCOUTING MISSOURI
Missouri is 12-6 overall and 1-3 in SEC play. The Tigers, also coming off a bye Thursday night, are led by Morgan Eye who leads three players who score in double figures with 13.9 points per game. Bri Kulas is second, averaging 13.6 points per game and leads the team in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game.  As a team, the Tigers lead the SEC and the nation in three pointers made per game with 9.5.

Ole Miss leads the all-time series between the two schools, 1-0. The Rebels posted a 64-58 win over the Tigers in Oxford on Jan. 5, 1981 in the first and only meeting between the two schools.

ABOUT OLE MISS
Ole Miss is coming off a 83-75 loss to Alabama on Sunday afternoon.  The Rebels had a bye date on Thursday before hosting Missouri on Sunday at 2 p.m.  The game will be televised on Cox Sports TV.  Ole Miss is led by Diara Moore (11.7 points per game), Tia Faleru (11.4 points per game) and Valencia McFarland (10.9 points per game). Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game followed by Kenyotta Jenkins and Danielle McCray who are each averaging 4.9 rebounds per game.  Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 7-10 overall and 0-4 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 Missouri is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. A pre-game clinic will be held for pre-registered participants with other women’s teams from Ole Miss. In addition, the game will also be Ole Miss’ We Back Pat Game to bring awareness to the Pat Summitt Foundation and the fight against Alzheimer’s. The game will be broadcast on Cox Sports TV.  

OLE MISS IN THE SEC STATS (AS OF 1/17/13)
As a team, Ole Miss is fourth in free throw percentage (.712), fourth in rebounding offense (41.6 rpg), first in offensive rebounds (18.2), sixth in steals (10.4 spg) and ninth in three pointers made (4.6). Individually, Valencia McFarland is sixth in assists (4.8 apg), third in assist to turnover ratio (2.7), third in minutes played (33.2), seventh in free throw percentage (.759) and sixth in steals (2.7 spg).  Gracie Frizzell is ninth in three pointers made (1.7) , Diara Moore is sixth in free throw percentage (.759) and Courtney Marbra is sixth in offensive rebounds (3.2).

FALERU RECORDS FIRST CAREER 20-POINT GAME
Tia Faleru recorded her first career 20-point game with a career-high 24 points against Alabama on Jan. 13. She is the fourth player this season to record at least 20 points in a game. Valencia McFarland leads all active Ole Miss players with 12 career 20-point games.  McFarland’s most recent 20-point game was on Dec. 29, 2012 when she scored 20 points against McNeese State.  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
Tia Faleru                      1             1
Gracie Frizzell                1            1
Diara Moore                  1             1
Valencia McFarland       1             12

MOORE HOT FROM THE FREE THROW LINE OVER THE LAST THREE GAMES
In the team’s last three games against Vanderbilt, Auburn and Alabama, Diara Moore has gone 18-20 from the free throw line. She went 6-6 against Vanderbilt, 4-4 against Auburn and 8-10 against Alabama.  For the season, she leads the team in free throw attempts and makes (60-75) and is sixth in the SEC in free throw percentage, shooting 80 percent.

TALE OF TWO HALVES
In Ole Miss’ last three SEC game against Vanderbilt, at Auburn and against Alabama, the Rebels have been outscored 128-76 in the first half but have rebounded in the second half, leading its opponents in scoring, 108-017.

MOORE LEADS THE TEAM IN DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORING GAMES
Through 17 games this season, Diara Moore leads the team in double figure scoring games with 12.  Valencia McFarland is second with 11 followed by Tia Faleru who has scored in double figures nine times and Gracie Frizzell who has scored in double figures in five games.

McFARLAND TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
Ole Miss point guard Valencia McFarland is third in the SEC in assist to turnover ratio (2.7). In SEC play, McFarland has recorded 21 assists to eight turnovers. For the season she has recorded 82 assists to 30 turnovers in 17 games. She has recorded 11 games this season with five or more assists including the last seven of the last eight games. For her career, McFarland has 35 games with five or more assists and has recorded 347 career assists to 201 career turnovers.

McFARLAND IN THE NCAA STATS
In the latest set of NCAA stats released on Friday, Jan. 18, Valencia McFarland is ranked sixth in assist to turnover ratio (2.73), and is 62nd in the nation in assists per game (4.8).  NCAA stats are released every Monday and Friday.

McFARLAND DISHING OUT ASSISTS
As of Jan. 17, Valencia McFarland is sixth in the SEC in assists per game, averaging 4.8 and she leads Ole Miss with 85 assists. In the last nine games, McFarland is averaging 5.8 assists per game.  She has recorded 35 career games with at least five assists per game, including 11 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 nine games and pulled down double-digit rebounds in two games.  She scored a career-high 24 points against Alabama and has recorded two double-doubles.  Over the last 11 games, Faleru is averaging 13.3 points per game.  For the season, she is averaging 11.4 points per game.

CAREER NUMBERS WATCH
Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 962 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 962 points, 347 assists and 150 steals.  She’s looking to join Carol Ross (1977-81) and Glenda Springfield (1975-79).



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