Rebels Travel To Missouri

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 26, 2014

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Game 29: Ole Miss (10-18, 1-13 SEC) at Missouri (16-10, 5-9 SEC)
Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)
Series:
Missouri leads, 2-1
Streak: Missouri has won 2

Upcoming Women's Basketball Promotions:
Sunday, March 2 vs. Auburn - Senior Night
-
Pregame Senior Ceremony
-$3 Tickets in honor of seniors, Valencia McFarland, Kenyotta Jenkins and Diara Moore
-Foam Finger Giveaway and Trading Pack No. 4
-Tots Performance at halftime

Starting Five
1. Ole Miss dropped a heartbreaking 72-70 overtime road contest to Mississippi State on Sunday (Feb. 23). With the loss, Ole Miss moved to 10-18, 1-13 SEC and recorded their eight straight loss since defeating the Bulldogs at home on Jan. 23.  

2. Valencia McFarland recorded a career-best 29 points against the Bulldogs, besting her previous high of 28 set earlier this season against Vanderbilt at the Tad Smith Coliseum. McFarland has scored 20 or more points on 11 occasions and recorded her 23rd game in double-figures this season.

3. Tia Faleru picked up her 15th double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds against Mississippi State. Her double-double was her third consecutive double-double, matching Faleru's longest streak of double-doubles. Faleru's 15 double-doubles lead the SEC and rank 18th nationally.

4. Junior forward Tia Faleru was named a finalist for the 2014 C Spire Gillom Trophy. The award, given to the top female collegiate basketball player in Mississippi, is named after former Ole Miss player Peggie Gillom. Valencia McFarland has represented the Rebels the last two years.    

5. Valencia McFarland was named a finalist the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award. The award is given to the nation's top point guard. McFarland is one of 22 finalists and is the lone guard from the SEC on the list. Arkansas' Calli Berna, Tennessee's Ariel Massengale and Texas A&M's Jordan Jones joined McFarland on the watch list released on Jan.

Ole Miss vs. Missouri Notables
-This will be the fourth meeting between the Rebels and Tigers. The Tigers have a 2-1 series lead after defeating Ole Miss 85-76 in the SEC opener for both squads back on Jan. 2.  Thursday's game marks Ole Miss first ever trip to Columbia, Mo.

-Although Ole Miss doesn't have any players from Missouri and the Tigers have no players hailing from Missouri, Ole Miss sports information director, Jessica Poole, is a 2005 Missouri graduate and spent her undergrad years working in the Missouri athletic media relations office, working with the women's basketball team.

A Win Would
-Snap Ole Miss' current eight-game losing streak and would snap a 12-game SEC road game winless streak dating back to last season. The Rebels last won a SEC road game at Florida last season. A win would also give the Rebels their first-ever win in Columbia.

A Loss Would
-Drop Ole Miss to 1-14 in SEC action and give the Rebels their eighth road loss in SEC action. The Rebels are seeking their first SEC road win this season and the first since defeating Florida in Gainesville last season. The streak currently spans 12 games.  A loss would also give the Rebels a winless road record for the first time since 2002-03.

Scouting Missouri
Missouri enters Thursday's game with a 16, 11, 5-9 SEC record after dropping a 56-50 affair to Tennessee on Sunday (Feb. 23). Missouri has won two of its last three, with a road win at Auburn on Feb. 16 snapping a three-game losing streak. The Tigers are led by Bri Kulas who is averaging 18.6 points per game, while Morgan Eye joins her in double figures with 12.8 points per game. Jordan Frericks leads the rebounding efforts with a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. The Tigers are averaging 70.1 points per game and 40.8 rebounds per game and are known for their deadly three-point shooting, shooting 37 percent from long range.

About Ole Miss
Ole Miss enters Thursday's game with a 10-18, 1-13 SEC record after a heartbreaking 72-70 road overtime loss to Mississippi State on Sunday (Feb. 23). Junior Tia Faleru leads the Rebels with a team-best 17.0 points per game and a SEC leading, 9.9 rebounds per game. Valencia McFarland, a candidate for the Nancy Lieberman award, is also in double figures with 16.5 points per game. Diara Moore is also nearing double-figures with 9.9 points per game. Faleru who leads the SEC with 15 double-doubles on the year is the only player in the SEC that ranks in the top five in both scoring and rebounding. Her 9.7 rebounds per game leads the SEC while her 17.0 points ranks her third among her counterparts. The Rebels are averaging 73.1 points per game and 41.4 rebounds.  

Up Next
The Rebels will close out the regular season on Sunday against Auburn. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. (CT). Ole Miss will honor seniors Valencia McFarland, Kenyotta Jenkins and Diara Moore

Episode 2 - The Season (Women's Basketball)

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Rebels Finish Non-Conference on High Note

      Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Volleyball

      The Ole Miss Volleyball team remained undefeated at 14-0 and matched last year's win total with a 4-0 weekend at the Rebel Classic capped by wins over Lamar (3-0) and Jackson State (3-1) Saturday. The last three sets against Jackson... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 4

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 4 - ULL (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 2 and The Season: Ole Miss... read more

    • Freeze Talks Open Date, SEC West

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' open date and return to action on Saturday, Sept. 27 against Memphis.Freeze's time on the call begins at the 1:50:18 mark. For the... read more

    • NASCAR's Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Visits Ole Miss

      Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Football

      NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., visited Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Olive Branch, Mississippi, native spoke to various student groups, including the football team. Stenhouse Jr. presented head coach Hugh Freeze with a firesuit, and Freeze presented him with an... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 8-14)

      Monday, September 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 8-14, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss captured the Magnolia Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-0, its best start in school history.- The Rebels downed UAB and Mercer 3-0 and then defeated Jacksonville State 3-1... read more

    • Historic Start to the Football Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Football

      After a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, Ole Miss moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, released on Sunday.  Despite breaking into the top 10, the Rebels remain fifth among Southeastern Conference Western Division... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 14

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the third installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Three Rebels Net First Goals of the Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Soccer

      Leading 1-0 after controlling the play for much of the game, Ole Miss opened up a 3-0 lead on Middle Tennessee with a pair of goals in the final minute of the first half on the way to a 4-0... read more

    • Golson's Buy-In Pays Off

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has come a long way since he was a freshman.  That season, he was most notably on the receiving end of a highlight reel juke from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Three years later, as part... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-ULL Motivational

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs ULL Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-ULL

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss faces Louisiana-Lafayette in its home opener Saturday. Wearing the Bull's-Eye After a 2-0 start with wins over Boise State and Vanderbilt, Ole Miss moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll,... read more

    • Thompson Lifts Rebels to Historic Start

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      With a chance to make history, Ole Miss dropped a first set for the first time this season. The Rebels answered the bell winning the next three sets to defeat Jacksonville State 3-1 and improve to 10-0 on the season,... read more

    • VIDEO: Return of The Grove

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Rebel Nation Remembers Stan Sandroni

      Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Football

      Rebel Nation goes into its home opener Saturday excited for the return of football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but also saddened by the loss of one of its most renowned voices.Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Schedule, Areas for Team to Improve

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' home opener Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.Freeze's time... read more