Ole Miss Opens Three-Game Homestand Friday Night

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Ole Miss opens a three-game homestand on Friday (Nov. 22) when they host Southeastern Louisiana from the Southland Conference. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. at the Tad Smith Coliseum and is the first game of a doubleheader with the Ole Miss men's team who takes on Mississippi Valley State at 7:30 p.m.

Game 6: Ole Miss (1-4) vs. Southeastern Louisiana (1-3)
Date: November 22, 2013
Time: 5 p.m. (CT)
Location: Oxford, Miss. (Tad Smith Coliseum)
Series:
Ole Miss leads, 15-0
Streak: Ole Miss has won 15

Starting Five
1. Ole Miss is back at the Tad Pad for its next three games, its longest homestand of the season. The Rebels will take on Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 22), Tennessee State (Nov. 24) and Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 26). The Rebels will also be playing on a short turnaround with three games in the next five days. Counting the Rainbow Wahine Classic, Ole Miss will have played six games in the last 12 days.  

2. The Rebels are looking to snap their current four-game losing streak when they take on the Tigers. Last season, Ole Miss dropped five straight to close the season, a streak that was snapped with the season-opening win over Jacksonville State.    

3. Tia Faleru had a career night in Ole Miss' game against Washington State. The junior posted a career-high 29 points and 16 rebounds against the Cougars. Faleru's 29 points was the first 20-point game of the season for the Rebels and the first since Valencia McFarland scored 24 against Florida last season.  

4.  Valencia McFarland's scoring streak is up to 92 consecutive games after she scored in each game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic. She also started in 93 career game, including 83 consecutive games.  The last time McFarland didn't score or start was during her freshman season.

5. For her efforts throughout the week, Valencia McFarland was named to the Bank of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament team. McFarland has been named to the All-Tournament team of every tournament she has ever played in during her Ole Miss career.  

Ole Miss vs. Southeastern Louisiana Notables
-This will be the 16th meeting between Southern Louisiana and Ole Miss with the Rebels holding a commanding 15-0 series advantage. Ole Miss is 11-0 in Oxford and Friday's meeting marks the sixth consecutive meeting between the squads.

-Ole Miss and Southeastern Louisiana have several opponents in common. Both squads will take on Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane, Central Arkansas and Mississippi State. The Tigers have already played Tulane and Louisiana-Monroe, dropping both games. Ole Miss has already played Central Arkansas and dropped the contest, 66-63.

 -The Rebels have a 58-9 record against teams from the Southland Conference and have taken on opponents from the Southland Conference in each of the last five seasons.

A Win Would
-Snap Ole Miss' current four-game losing streak and give the Rebels their second win at the Tad Smith Coliseum this season. A win would also move Ole Miss to 1-1 against teams from the Southland Conference this season.

A Loss Would
-Give Ole Miss its fifth consecutive loss and give Southeastern Louisiana its first win in the series between the teams.  

Scouting Southeastern Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana enters Friday's game with a 1-3 record after falling to Tulane on Tuesday (Nov. 19). The Tigers open the season with a win over the University of Mobile on Nov., but have dropped each of their last three games, all road contests. The Tigers are led by Symone Miller who is averaging 17.3 points per game Nanna Pool (14.3), Aja Gibson (14.0) and Elizabeth Styles (10.7) are also each scoring in double figures. Pool is leading the way on the glass with 12.5 rebounds per game, giving her a double-double average with 14.3 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Head coach Lori Davis Jones is in her 10th season at her alma mater.

About Ole Miss
Ole Miss enters Friday's contest with a 1-4 record after dropping contests to West Virginia, Hawai'i and Washington State at the Rainbow Wahine Classic. Senior point guard Valencia McFarland was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts over the weekend. Tia Faleru led the Rebels in Hawai'i averaging 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Faleru closed the weekend on a high note with a career-best 29 points and 16 rebounds. On the season, Faleru is leading the Rebels with 13.65 points per game and a team-best 10.8 rebounds per game. Valencia McFarland is also in double figures with 12.6 points per game. As a squad, Ole Miss is averaging 66.0 points per game and pulling down 46.6 rebounds per game.

Up Next
Ole Miss welcomes Tennessee State to the Tad Smith Coliseum for a non-conference matchup on Sunday (Nov. 24). Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. and fans can get in free with their ticket from the Ole Miss-Missouri football game on Saturday.  The Rebels will be back in action on Tuesday taking on Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader with the Ole Miss men's squad.  

Rebels on the Airwaves
Ole Miss' regular-season games can be heard on Q93.7 FM with the pregame show starting 15 minutes before tipoff.  Graham Doty, in his third 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.

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