Women's Basketball Notebook (Oct. 9)

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Gracie Frizzell talks about how preseason practices have been going.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Gracie Frizzell talks about how preseason practices have been going.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 9, 2013

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team enters the second week of practice and has steadily been improving under first-year head coach Matt Insell. The Rebels are looking at the season in three parts: preseason, non-conference and SEC play. Currently in the preseason phase, redshirt sophomore Gracie Frizzell talks about how things have been going.

Insell Pleased With the Work on New Offense and “Buy-In” Effect

Insell brings with him an offense that can be described in one word: FAST. Ole Miss will get up and down the court and have an offense that is predicated on outstanding guard play.

“We will play very fast,” said Insell. “We’re going to try and use our athleticism to our advantage. The worst thing that we can do with this team is to get in a slow methodical half-court game because we’ll get exploited with our height. We’ve got to play at a high speed and be able to function at that speed on the go. We can’t have lapses where we get tired and start making bad decisions because of how fast we’re playing.”

With this new offense, the Rebels have been practicing at game speed in the hopes that it will become second nature in game situations.

“We’re playing fast in practice every day,” said Insell. “Our offense is going to revolve around playing at a high level in terms of speed which will, hopefully, take our opponents out of their comfort zones.  We continue to harp on easy buckets and easy buckets happen in the paint.  We work on getting paint touches every day because that will also be a major part of our offense.”

The hiring of Insell and his staff marked yet another transition for the Rebel women’s basketball team but it’s something that they’ve taken in stride.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group in terms of the ‘buy-in’ effect,” said Insell. “They work hard every single day. They show up with their lunch pail and things are not easy for them. They get tired and they get frustrated from time to time, but I never question if they are giving me all they have. If they continue to give me all they have as they have done during the preseason, we have a chance to have a really good season. Our goals have not changed and we work very hard every day to reach our goal of playing in the postseason.  It takes a lot of hardwork, enthusiasm and passion and they are bringing that every day. If they continue to do that, we’ll continue to reach our ultimate goal.

Women’s Basketball and Hall of Famer Peggie Gillom-Granderson to Sign at Rebel Fanfare at Texas A&M Game
Before this Saturday’s Texas A&M game, Peggie Gillom-Granderson and the 2013-14 women’s basketball team will be signing autographs at the Rebel Fanfare. Gillom-Granderson will be singing a commemorative poster celebrating her recent induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Rebels will be signing their schedule poster. Come out to get autographs and a free poster.   Autographs will begin at 5:30 at the Rebel Fanfare’s new location near Gate 16 at the Stadium.  

Six Chances To See Women’s Basketball on TV
The SEC released the 2013-14 TV schedule and Ole Miss will make six appearances on TV this season, including three home games. Fans can see the Rebels vs. LSU Jan. 13 at 1 p.m., on SEC TV, vs. Florida on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. on SEC TV and vs. Tennessee on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. on Comcast Sports Southeast. Other televised games are: at Tennessee Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. on Comcast Sports Southeast and at Kentucky Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. on Sport South. Additionally, Ole Miss’ non-conference match up with Baylor on Dec. 18 will also be televised on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. That game will tipoff at 6 p.m. in Waco, Texas.

Season Tickets on Sale
If you haven’t gotten your season tickets for the 2013-14 season, it’s not too late. Season tickets are on sale and can be purchased for $50. For additional ticket information go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).Also make sure to note that Ole Miss’ weekday home games will be a 6 p.m. tip, moving up an hour from last season.

SEC Tournament Tickets On Sale
Make sure you get your SEC Tournament tickets to support the Rebels!  Tickets for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament are now on sale.  The 2014 SEC Women’s Tournament will be held at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia on March 5-9, 2014. Tickets for the tournament are $100 for a reserved book.  A ticket book contains seven tickets, one for each session, which allows one person to attend all 13 games.  Tickets can be purchased at www.SECDigitalNetwork.com or by calling (800) 732-4849.  Additional information regarding special ticket promotions, including advanced single session ticket sales, will be announced at a later date.

Follow Ole Miss Women’s Basketball on The Web and Social Media
For all Ole Miss women’s basketball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWBB, Facebook at Ole Miss WBB and on Instagram at Ole Miss_WBB.   Fans can also follow Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Matt Insell on Twitter at @minsell. The Ole Miss assistant coaches are also on Twitter. Assistant Coach Tai Dillard (@OleMissCoachTai), Assistant Coach Alex Simmons (@APSimms2) and Assistant Coach Todd Schaefer (@OLEMISSCoach)

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