Nov. 17, 2012
Ole Miss Game Notes | Lamar Game Notes
OLE MISS REBELS (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 2-0 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same
LAMAR CARDINALS (2-1, 0-0 SLC)
Head coach: Larry Tidwell (Austin College, 1976)
Career record: 108-56 (5 yrs.) Record at Lamar: Same
Date/Time: Mon., Nov. 19 / 7 p.m. CT
Site: Oxford, Miss. |Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
Talent: Graham Doty (play-by-play)
Streaming Video: RebelVision
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissWBB
Overall: UM, 2-1
Oxford: UM, 1-0
Last meeting: 11/15/11 - LU, 67-58
Frank vs. Lamar: 0-0
Ole Miss will continue its five-game homestand to open the season when the team hosts Lamar Monday at 7 p.m.
The Rebels are 2-1 all-time against Lamar and the teams have split the last two meetings with Lamar winning the last meeting last season in Beaumont, 67-58.
Ole Miss was led by three players in double figures in its win over NSU. Diara Moore has scored in double figures on both of the Rebels' games this season.
Acting head coach Brett Frank is 2-0 to start his tenure with the Rebels, making him just the second coach in Ole Miss women's basketball history to start his career with back-to-back wins.
Three Ole Miss players are averaging double figures for the team this season: Diara Moore 19 ppg, Tia Faleru 11 ppg and Kenyotta Jenkins 10 ppg.
Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 792 career points and is looking to become the 25th player in school history to score at least 1,000 career points.
Ole Miss will host two teams the week of Nov. 25, the Rebels will play Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. and Lipscomb Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
Ole Miss leads the all-time series with Lamar, 2-1. The Cardinals won the last meeting between the two schools, 67-58 in Beaumont on Nov. 15, 2011. The Rebels have won the only meeting between the two schools in Oxford, posting a 75-66 win over Lamar on February 8, 1993.
Lamar is 2-1 this season and is on a two-game winning streak after dropping its season-opener to No. 1 Baylor. The Cardinals are led by Kalis Loyd who averages a double-double (15.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg) and Taylor Hays who is averaging 11.5 ppg.
ABOUT OLE MISS
Coming off a 67-51 win over Northwestern State, on Nov. 16, Ole Miss will host Lamar on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The Rebels are led by newcomer Diara Moore, who is averaging 19.0 ppg. She leads three players in double figures along with Tia Faleru, 11.0 ppg and Kenyotta Jenkins, 10.0 ppg. Jenkins also leads the team in rebounding, averaging 7.0 rpg. Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 2-0.
FOLLOW THE REBELS
Ole Miss' regular-season games can be heard on WTNM Supertalk Mississippi (105.5 FM) or Q93.7 FM with the pregame show starting 15 minutes before tipoff. Graham Doty, in his second season calling Ole Miss women's basketball games, will be on the call.
Game updates via Twitter will be available all season at @OleMissWBB. All home games that are not on TV will be streamed online through the subscription-based RebelVision.
A WIN MONDAY WOULD ...
Give Ole Miss its most consecutive wins since the team won four-straight games from Dec. 16 - Dec. 29 of 2011.
Give acting head coach Brett Frank a 3-0 start to his career at Ole Miss. He would join Van Chancellor as the only other Rebel head coach to start their career at least 2-0 at Ole Miss. Chancellor started his first year 7-0.
Give the Rebels its first loss at home since Feb. 19, 2012.
OLE MISS IN THE SEC STATS (As of 11/16/12)
As a team, Ole Miss is first in field goal percentage (47.9), second in the SEC in scoring offense (81.0 ppg), third in rebounding defense (33.0) and fourth in steals (12.5 spg). Individually, Diara Moore is tied for first in scoring (19.0 ppg), tied for fifth in three-point field goals made (2.5), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.455), and ninth in field goal percentage (.500). Valencia McFarland is third in steals (3.5 spg) and tied for eighth in assists (4.0 apg). Kenyotta Jenkins is tied for fifth in defensive rebounds (5.0).
For the Lamar game on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., as part of the Kroger Fighting Hunger Food Drive, fans that bring 2 cans or donate $5 for the Million Meals Challenge will receive complimentary admission.
REBELS SHOOT OVER 50 PERCENT FROM THE FIELD IN WIN
Ole Miss shot a season-best 52.2 percent from the floor in the team's win over Northwestern State (24-46). The field-goal percentage marks the highest shooting percentage for the team since the team shot 57.1 percent (32-56) from the floor in a win over Cleveland State on Dec. 21, 2011.
FORCING TURNOVERS, MAKING STEALS
Ole Miss forced 31 turnovers in its game against Northwestern State, the most turnovers by a Rebel team since the team forced Central Michigan into 28 turnovers on Dec. 14, 2011. Ole Miss recorded 19 steals against NSU, the most since 2010 when the team recorded 17 steals against UAPB.