Rebels Tangle with Missouri Tigers on Thursday
Feb. 21, 2017

Game Notes- at Mizzou– Game 28

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The Last Meeting
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Ole Miss Comes Up Short Against No. 22 Missouri
Ole Miss women's basketball couldn't match Missouri's big third quarter, falling 60-46 to the No. 22 ranked Tigers Sunday at The Pavilion.

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team hits the road one last time during the regular season as it travels to Columbia, Missouri to take on the Tigers on Thursday. The Rebels and Tigers square off at 7 PM CT on SEC Network+ from Mizzou Arena.

Game 28: Ole Miss (16-11, 5-9 SEC) at Mizzou (19-9, 9-5 SEC)
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM CT
Location: Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)
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Livestats: Live Scoring

Starting Five
1. Ole Miss had a big third quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback falling 85-67 to Vanderbilt in Nashville. The Rebels were led by Madinah Muhammad’s 19 points while Shandricka Sessom added 16 points. Taylor Manuel added nine rebounds – her most in SEC play- to lead Ole Miss on the glass.

2. For the 16th time this season and the seventh time in the last eight games, Madinah Muhammad reached double figures with 19 points. The Chicago native leads the Ole Miss offense with 13.0 points per game and is averaging 14.6 points per game over the last eight games. She was a point shy of her seventh 20-point outing.

3. Shandricka Sessom followed up her 26 point outing against Auburn with 16 points against at Vanderbilt for her second straight game in double figures. Sessom is averaging 12.8 points per game and sits just 23 points away from becoming the 28th 1,000-point scorer and first to do it as a junior since Valencia McFarland in 2012-13.
4. Taylor Manuel has picked it up on the defensive end of the floor as of late. Against Vanderbilt she recorded a team-best nine rebounds – an SEC and season best. In the last two games Manuel is averaging 5.0 rebounds per game, which is just north of her 4.3 season average. Manuel has 10 games of 5+ rebounds this season.

5.Ole Miss is looking for its second SEC road win this season when it travels to Columbia, Mo. The Rebels are 1-8 in true road games this season with a neutral site win over Wisconsin in Las Vegas. Ole Miss is also seeking its first ever win in Columbia.

Ole Miss vs. Missouri Notables
-This will be the seventh meeting between Ole Miss and Missouri. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 5-1, and have won the last five meetings. Ole Miss is looking for its first-ever win in Columbia, Missouri.  

-Ole Miss graduate transfer Taylor Manuel will be playing in front of lots of friends and family when the Rebels take on the Tigers. Manuel hails from nearby St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally, Ole Miss’ athletic communications specialist, Jess Poole, is a 2005 Missouri graduate.  

A Win Would
-Give Ole Miss its second SEC road win and the programs first-ever win in Columbia, Missouri. It would also be Ole Miss’ 17th win of the season – the most since Ole Miss posted 19 in 2014-15.

-Give Ole Miss its sixth SEC win – the most since earning seven SEC wins in 2014-15, which are the most SEC wins in the Insell era.

Rebels By The Numbers
2- Number of double-digit comebacks Ole Miss has made this season. Ole Miss rallied from 13 points down to defeat Tennessee and in its last outing came back from 12 points down to defeat Georgia. The 13-point comeback was the largest in the Insell era and the largest since a 16-point comeback against Vanderbilt in 2011.

5- Number of games Alissa Alston has posted double figures in Ole Miss’ last seven outings. Alston is averaging 9.2 ppg over the last seven games.

6-Number of three-point field goals Shandricka Sessom had against Auburn. It’s the most three-point FG’s for an Ole Miss player since Shequila Joseph’s five last season against Kentucky. The six triples tie Sessom’s career-high – a mark she has hit twice.

16-Numbebr of double-digit scoring games Madinah Muhammad has posted this season. Muhammad leads Ole Miss with 13.0 ppg and has reached double figures in seven of the last eight games.  

23- Number of points Shandricka Sessom is away from reaching the 1,000-point milestone. She will need to average 11.5 ppg the rest of the regular season to reach the milestone in the regular season.  

Scouting Missouri
Missouri enters Thursday’s game with a 19-9, 9-5 SEC record after defeating No. 6 South Carolina on a last second layup from Sophie Cunningham. Missouri has won its last three games eight of their last 10 games. Sophie Cunningham leads the offense with 17.2 points per game and is joined in double figures by Cierra Porter with 13.9 points per game and Sierra Michaelis with 12.3 point per game. Porter leads the way on the glass with 8.3 rebounds per game. On the season, Missouri is averaging 66.2 points per game and 37.2 rebounds per game.  

About Ole Miss
Ole Miss enters Sunday’s game with a 16-11, 5-9 SEC record after falling to Vanderbilt, 85-67 on Sunday. Shandricka Sessom and Madinah Muhammad continue to lead Ole Miss from the floor. Muhammad leads the way with 13.0 points per game while Sessom isn’t far behind with 12.8 points per game. A duo leads Ole Miss on the glass. Shandricka Sessom is averaging 6.0 rebounds per game while Joseph is grabbing 5.3 boards per game. Sessom has posted four double-doubles on the season, most recently recording 14 points and 11 rebounds against Tennessee, while Joseph tallied her second career double-double with 15 points and a career-best 13 rebounds against the Razorbacks. Shelby Gibson is Ole Miss’ top scoring freshman with 6.7 points per game.  

Up Next
Ole Miss will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday when it welcomes Texas A&M to Oxford. Tipoff is set for 4 pm and will broadcast on the SEC Network. Senior recognition will take place pregame.






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