Rebels Travel To Missouri

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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
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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

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