Rebels Host No. 14/15 LSU on Sunday

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The Last Meeting
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Women's Hoops Drops SEC Opener
Tia Faleru recorded her second double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Gracie Frizzell added 17 points, Diara Moore scored 11 and Valencia McFarland scored 10 and added nine assists.

Ole Miss looks to keep the momentum going from its win over Mississippi State when it takes on No. 14/15 LSU in a televised contest on SEC TV on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Rebels will celebrate Faith and Family Day and show support for the SEC's "We Back Pat" week. Fans can also follow the action with in-game tweets (@OleMissWBB) and also with live stats on OleMissSports.com.

Game 21: Ole Miss (10-10, 1-5 SEC) vs. No. 14/15 LSU (15-4, 4-2 SEC)
Date: January 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Oxford, Miss. (Tad Smith Coliseum)
Series:
LSU leads, 29-21
Streak: LSU has won four

Upcoming Women's Basketball Promotions:
Sunday Jan. 26 vs. LSU- Faith and Family Day/We Back Pat

-Free admission with your church bulletin
-Wear Purple to Support the SEC's "We Back Pat" Week

Sunday Feb. 2 vs. Florida - National Girl's and Women in Sport Day
-Trading Pack No. 3 Giveaway

Starting Five
1. Ole Miss snapped its five-game losing streak with an 87-85 overtime victory against in-state rival, Mississippi State on Thursday (Jan. 23). The win, the second consecutive over the Bulldogs, gave the Rebels their first SEC win of the season and was the first in their last 11 tries. The win was also the first SEC victory for first-year head coach Matt Insell.

2. For the second time this season the Rebels had two double-doubles.  Tia Faleru tied her career high with 29 points and 15 rebounds and Valencia McFarland scored 27 points and added 12 assists. The pair also combined for two double-doubles at Baylor on Dec. 18. Faleru's double-double was her 10th of the season and is the most for an Ole Miss player since Nikki Byrd had 12 in 2011-12.  

3. Valencia McFarland recorded her third consecutive game of 20+ points with 27 against Mississippi State; she has scored 20+ in three straight games on two occasions this season. Additionally, the senior has played every minute of the last three games. She is averaging 26.6 points and 41.6 minutes in Ole Miss' last three games.

4. The overtime was the first OT game for Ole Miss in 2013-14 but was the second between Ole Miss and Mississippi State in the last four meetings. Ole Miss has played at least one OT game in the last three seasons and is 10-5 in games at home and 18-21 overall.

5. Valencia McFarland was named to the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List on Jan. 15. The award is given to the nation's top point guard. McFarland is one of 29 players on the Watch List and joins Arkansas' Calli Berna, Tennessee's Ariel Massengale and Texas A&M's Jordan Jones.

Ole Miss vs. LSU Notables
-This will be the 51st meeting between Ole Miss and LSU, the Tigers own a 29-21 series advantage and have won the last four meetings between the teams. Ole Miss leads by a slim 12-11 margin in Oxford. Ole Miss played LSU close last season in Baton Rouge, falling 84-79 in the SEC opener for both teams.

-There are tons of Tennessee connections between Ole Miss and LSU. Ole Miss assistant coach Alex Simmons, LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell and LSU assistant coach Tasha Butts are all former players at Tennessee. Caldwell was also a part of the Tennessee coaching staff for the 2007 and 2008 national championships, both of which Ole Miss' Simmons was a part of as a player.

-Ole Miss has no players from Louisiana and LSU has no Mississippi natives, but the head coaches are both Tennessee born and breed. Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell is a native of Shelbyville, Tenn., while LSU's Nikki Caldwell is a native of Oak Ridge, Tenn.

A Win Would
-Give the Rebels their second consecutive victory and be the first win over a ranked opponent since knocking off No. 24/25 Arkansas on the road during the 2010-11 season. A win would also snap LSU's current four-game win streak in the series.

A Loss Would
-Drop Ole Miss to 1-6 in SEC action and give LSU its fifth consecutive win in the series. Additionally it would tie the series, 12-12, in games played in Oxford.

Scouting No. 14/15 LSU
LSU enters Sunday's contest with a 15-4, 4-2 SEC record after defeating Auburn 71-60 on Thursday (Jan. 23). The Tigers are led by a trio in double figures with Theresa Plaisance leading the way with 14.1 points per game. Joining her in double figures is Jeanne Kenney and freshman Raigyne Moncrief who are averaging 11.3 and 10.9 points per game, respectively. Plaisance also leads the way on the glass with a team-best 7.2 rebounds per game. The Tigers are 2-1 in SEC road games with wins at then-No. 5 Tennessee and Missouri. As a team, LSU is averaging 72.7 points per game and grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. Head Coach Nikki Caldwell is in her third year in Baton Rouge.

About Ole Miss
Ole Miss enters Sunday's game with a 10-10, 1-5 SEC record after snapping a five-game losing streak with an 87-85 overtime win over Mississippi State on Thursday (Jan. 23). Valencia McFarland, who has scored 20+ and played 40+ in Ole Miss' last three games, is averaging a team-best 16.8 points and 6.5 assists per game. She is joined in double figures by Tia Faleru and Diara Moore who are averaging 16.3 and 10.7 points, respectively. Faleru leads the way on the glass and is pulling down an SEC-best 9.7 rebounds per game and has posted 10 double-doubles on the season. The Rebels are averaging 76.2 points per game and are pulling down 43.3 rebounds.

Up Next
Ole Miss hits the road, traveling to No. 10/11 South Carolina on Thursday (Jan. 30). Tip is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at South Carolina's Colonial Life Arena. 

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