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)

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Wallace Looks to Make More History

      Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Football

      Senior quarterback Bo Wallace, like his head coach, stepped into a program that had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14 straight games.  Three years later, Wallace helped lead the ninth-ranked Rebels to their first nine-win regular... read more

    • Rebels Ink Nation's Top JUCO Quarterback

      Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Football

      Official welcome to Chad Kelly, the No. 1 JUCO QB in the country from national champion East Mississippi CC. #HottyToddy-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 17, 2014 Just Sent My LOI In To The University Of Mississippi!!! Feel's Good To... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 8-14, 2014)

      Monday, December 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 8-14, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team rebounded with a 88-48 win over South Alabama on Sunday. The win was the first after back-to-back losses for the Rebels for the first time... read more

    • Recapping Monday's Media Opportunities

      Monday, December 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss Details Stadium Expansion Plans Ole Miss unveiled the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which includes two phases of renovation and expansion. Scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016 season, the expansion will bring the seating capacity... read more

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

      Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Athletics

      With final exam week on the Ole Miss campus, there was not much game action, but there's still plenty to talk about, as Ole Miss finalized salary increases for head football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, and the football... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Volleyball Season Highlight

      Friday, December 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football 2014 Season Highlight

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss Football 2014 Season Highlight from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 1-7, 2014)

      Monday, December 8, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 1-7, 2014Football- No. 9 Ole Miss accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where they will face No. 6 TCU on Dec. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dime.- Ole Miss is making... read more

    • Testing One, Two, Three

      Monday, December 8, 2014 - Academics

      While the Rebels have enjoyed a solid fall on the fields and courts and look forward to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and more basketball games, all student-athletes are busy this week proving they are champions in the classroom... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Dec. 7

      Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Athletics

      In the early part of the week, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract. In the late part of the week, the Rebels learned their postseason bowl destination. Here are... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 13

      Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 13 - MSU (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Finding a Rhythm after Trip to Florida

      Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -

      Ole Miss continued its strong bounce-back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern, improving to 5-1 on the season and knocking off two previously unbeaten opponents in No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati to capture the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. "We... read more

    • Bjork, Freeze Reach Agreement on New Contract

      Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Football

      Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract, they both announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning. Terms will be released as they are finalized and are expected in the coming days.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (No. 24-30, 2014)

      Monday, December 1, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Nov. 24-30, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss won the annual "Egg Bowl" rivalry 31-17 over No. 4 Mississippi State in front of another sold-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon.- The Rebels finish the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 30

      Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss collected a lot of hardware over the weekend, as the football team reclaimed the Egg Bowl trophy and the men's and women's basketball returned home with regular-season tournament championship. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week... read more