Ole Miss Hosts Auburn on Senior Day

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March 1, 2014

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January 10, 2013
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Rebels Fall To Tigers On The Road
Tia Faleru scored in double figures for the eighth time this year as she ended the game with a team-high 14 points.

Game 30: Ole Miss (10-19, 1-14 SEC) vs Auburn (16-12, 7-8 SEC)
Date: March 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Oxford, Miss. (Tad Smith Coliseum)
Series:
Auburn leads, 31-23
Streak: Auburn has won 4

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 75-72 road contest at Missouri on Thursday (Feb. 27). The loss sends the Rebels to 10-19, 1-14 in SEC action and gave Ole Miss their ninth straight loss since a thrilling 87-85 overtime win over Mississippi State on Jan. 23.

2. Diara Moore scored 23 points of the bench to lead the Rebels against Missouri. It was Moore's third game of 20 or more this season and was the most points the senior guard has scored against an SEC opponent. Her 23 points was two shy of her career-best of 25, a mark she has hit on two occasions.

3. With her 11 points and eight rebounds, Tia Faleru was two rebounds shy of her fourth straight double-double. Entering the Missouri game, Faleru had recorded a double-double in each of Ole Miss' last three games. Faleru has recorded 15 double-doubles on the season which leads the SEC and ranks 17th 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. The winner will be announced on March 3 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.   

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. Auburn Notables
-This will be the 55th meeting between the Rebels and Tigers and the first meeting this year. Auburn owns a 31-23 series advantage and has won each of the last four meetings between the teams. This is Auburns' first trip to the Tad Smith Coliseum since 2011-12.  

-The teams have one non-conference opponent in common in Tulane.  Ole Miss defeated the Green Wave, 89-66, In New Orleans on Nov. 30 and Auburn recorded a 62-52 win over Tulane on Dec. 3 in Auburn.

-The Rebels have two players hailing from the state of Alabama. Juniors Tia Faleru and Monique Jackson are Alabama natives. Faleru hails from Ozark, Ala., while Jackson is from Phenix City.

A Win Would
-Snap Ole Miss' current nine-game losing streak and would give the Rebels their first home win since a Jan. 23 win over Mississippi State. A win would also snap Auburn's current four-game win streak in the series.

A Loss Would
-Drop Ole Miss to 1-15 in SEC action and give the Rebels a 1-7 SEC home record and a 8-8 overall record at the Tad Smith Coliseum.  

Scouting Auburn
Auburn enters Sunday's game with a 16-12, 7-8 SEC record after a double overtime, 70-65, win over Alabama on Thursday. The Tigers have won their last two games and five of their last seven entering Sunday's game. Tyrese Tanner leads the offense with 17.0 points per game and is joined in double figures by Brandy Montgomery with 11.4 points per game and Tra'Cee Tanner who is adding 10.4 points per game. Sisters, Tyrese and Tra'Cee Tanner lead the rebounding efforts with 6.3 rebounds per game. Auburn is averaging 65.4 points per game and 39.0 rebounds per game.

About Ole Miss
Ole Miss enters Sunday's game with a 10-19, 1-14 SEC record after dropping a 75-72 road contest at Missouri on Thursday. Junior Tia Faleru leads the offense with 16.8 points and is joined in double figures by Valencia McFarland with 16.6 points per game and Diara Moore who is adding 10.4 points per game. Faleru leads the SEC in rebounding with 9.8 rebounds per game and is the only player in the SEC ranked in the top five in both scoring and rebounding. . The Rebels are averaging 73.0 points per game and 41.1 rebounds.  

Up Next
The Rebels will head to the SEC Tournament in Duluth, Ga. Ole Miss will be the No. 14 seed and will take on the No. 11 seed on Wednesday March 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The tournament runs from March 5-9. 

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