Women's Hoops Ends Homestand With Lipscomb Thursday

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Courtney Marbra (Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics)
Courtney Marbra (Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics)

Nov. 28, 2012

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 3-1 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same

Head coach: Greg Brown (Lipscomb, 1993)
Career record: 0-4 (1 yr.) Record at Lipscomb: Same

Date/Time: Thurs., Nov. 29 / 7 p.m. CT
Site: Oxford, Miss. | Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)
TV: None
Radio: Q93.7
        Talent: Graham Doty (play-by-play)
Streaming Video: RebelVision
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissWBB

      Overall: UM, 2-1                                                                          

      Oxford: UM, 1-0

      Nashville: Tied 1-1

      Neutral: N/A

      Last meeting: 12/16/11 - UM, 72-57

      Frank vs. Lipscomb: 0-0

• Ole Miss will closeout its five-game homestand to open the season when the team hosts Lipscomb Thursday at 7 p.m.

• The Rebels are 2-1 all-time against Lipscomb and have won the last two meetings between the two schools in 2011, a 72-57 win in Nashville, and in 2002, a 61-52 (OT) win in Oxford. 

• After playing three games in 10 days to start the season, Ole Miss is in a span of playing three games in five days, two at home and one on the road.

• Against MVSU, Danielle McCray recorded her first career-double double with 11 points and tied her career high with 12 rebounds.

• Two Ole Miss players are averaging double figures for the team this season: Diara Moore 15.8 ppg and Gracie Frizzell, 11.3 ppg.

• Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 807 career points and is looking to become the 25th player in school history to score at least 1,000 career points.

Up Next:
Ole Miss will play at LA Tech on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. for the team’s first road game of the year. After LA Tech, Ole Miss will play two more game at home, hosting Massachusetts on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and Belmont on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Scouting Lipscomb
Ole Miss leads the all-time series with Lipscomb, 2-1. The Rebels posted a 72-57 win over the Lady Bisons last season in Nashville. Ole Miss, who is 1-0 against Lipscomb in Oxford, enters Thursday’s game with the Lady Bisons on a two-game winning streak dating back to 2002.

Lipscomb is 0-4 this season and is coming off a 63-55 loss to Murray State on Monday night. The Lady Bisons are led by Hannah Phillips who averages 16.0 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per game. As a team, Lipscomb averages 45.2 points per game while its opponents average 62.5.  The game at Ole Miss will mark Lipscomb’s fourth road game of the year out of its five games. 

About Ole Miss
Coming off a 62-60 win over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday, Ole Miss will continue its span of playing three games in five days with a home game against Lipscomb on Thursday.  The Rebels are led by newcomer Diara Moore, who is averaging 15.8 ppg. She leads two players in double figures along with Gracie Frizzell who is averaging 11.3 ppg.  Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding with 6.0 rpg followed by Kenyotta Jenkins who is averaging 5.8.  Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 3-1.

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 Thursday Would ...
• Give Ole Miss three consecutive wins over Lipscomb.

• Give Ole Miss four wins in the month of November. Ole Miss has gone 5-1 in the month of November over the last two seasons.

A Loss Thursday Would ...
• Give the Rebels its second loss in November, marking just the second time in five years that the Rebels would have recorded two losses in the month of November.

Ole Miss In The SEC Stats (As of 11/27/12)
As a team, Ole Miss is fourth in free throw percentage (.687), fourth in rebounding defense (35.0), fifth in rebounding margin (+5.0) and tied for fourth in offensive rebounds (16.5). Individually, Diara Moore is fourth in scoring (15.8 ppg), Danielle McCray is first in free throw percentage (.917) and Gracie Frizzell is sixth (.786).  McFarland is tied for eighth in steals (2.5 spg), Frizzell is seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.308) and tied for sixth in three pointers made (2.0).    

Promotional Corner
• The first 500 fans who print the coupon off the team’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/OleMissWBB, will receive FREE admission to the game. Also at Thursday’s game, fans can get their picture taken with the Egg Bowl trophy in the concourse by the main ticket office.

McCray Records First Career Double-Double
Sophomore Danielle McCray recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and tied her career high with 12 rebounds in a win over MVSU.  She is the second Ole Miss player to record a double-double this year.  Kenyotta Jenkins recorded her second career double-double against SELA on Nov. 9 when she scored a career-high 13 points and added 10 rebounds.  Valencia McFarland is the only current player to record a double-double in something other than points and rebounds (points and assists.)

Active Players With Double-Doubles
                                      Season             Career

Kenyotta Jenkins           1                       2
Danielle McCray            1                       1
Courtney Marbra           0                       2
Valencia McFarland      0                       1
Tia Faleru                      0                       1

Rebels Hot From The Free Throw Line
In two games this year, Ole Miss has made at least 23 free throws per game. The Rebels went 23-41 in a win over SELA and went 23-27 from the line in a win over MVSU. Ole Miss players have made at least five free throws in a game on four occasions.  Diara Moore has made nine and seven, Danielle McCray has made seven, Tia Faleru has made five. Through four games this season, Ole Miss is shooting 68 percent from the free throw line. 

McFarland In The NCAA Stats
In the first set of NCAA stats released on Monday, Valencia McFarland is ranked second in the nation in assist to turnover ratio (7.0) She trails No. 4 Duke’s Chelsea Gray (7.0). As a team, Ole Miss is 22nd nationally in scoring offense (77.0 ppg) and 47th in field-goal percentage (43.4).

Career Numbers Watch
Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 807 career points.  She is aiming to become the 25th player in school history to record at least 1,000 career points. If she accomplishes the feat this season as a junior, she would be the 14th player in school history to hit 1,000 career points as a junior.

McFarland also has another program milestone to keep her eye on during her career, as she aims to become just the third person in Ole Miss history to score at least 1,000 point, 500 assists and 250 steals. McFarland currently has 802 points, 279 assists and 114 steals. She’s looking to join Carol Ross (1977-81) and Glenda Springfield (1975-79).  



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