Rebels Head to New Orleans For Matchup with Tulane

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ole Miss heads to New Orleans for a Sunday afternoon matchup with Tulane.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ole Miss heads to New Orleans for a Sunday afternoon matchup with Tulane.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 29, 2013

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Ole Miss hits the road for its next contest, traveling to New Orleans, La., to take on Tulane out of Conference USA. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at Tulane's Devlin Fieldhouse. Fans can follow the action with in-game tweets (@OleMissWBB) and also with live stats on OleMissSports.com.

Game 9: Ole Miss (4-4) at Tulane (4-1)
Date: November 30, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: New Orleans, La. (Devlin Fieldhouse)
Series:
Tulane leads, 2-1
Streak: Tulane has won 2

Starting Five
1. Valencia McFarland scored a season-high 23 points in Ole Miss' win over Louisiana-Monroe. McFarland's 23 points marked her third consecutive game with 20 or more points and is the first time in her career that she has scored 20 or more in three consecutive games. She has posted back-to-back 20 point games on three occasions.

2. Valencia McFarland also dished out a season-best 10 assists against Louisiana-Monroe. It was her first game of 10 or more assists this season and her fifth career game of 10 or more assists. The senior was one shy of her career high of 11, a mark she reached against Southeastern Louisiana during the 2011-12 season.

3. Ole Miss held court on its home court, going 3-0 in its last three home games and moving to 4-1 at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Additionally, Ole Miss has won three straight games for the first time since the 2011-12 season, when they posted five consecutive victories.

4. Sophomore Gracie Frizzell exploded for a season-high 17 points against Louisiana-Monroe. Frizzell, who opened the season 3-of-30 from long range, has warmed up over the last three games, shooting at a .571 clip (8-of-17) and nailing a season-best four in the win over Louisiana-Monroe.

5.  Valencia McFarland's scoring streak is up to 95 consecutive games after dropping 23 points against Louisiana-Monroe. She also made her 85th consecutive start. The last time McFarland didn't start or score was during her freshman season. McFarland would need to play in 29 more games to enter the top 10 on Ole Miss's career game played list.

Ole Miss vs. Tulane Notables
-This will be the fourth meeting between Ole Miss and Tulane and the first since the 1997-98 season. Tulane leads the series, 2-1, and has won the last two meetings between the teams, including a win in Oxford during the 1996-97 season.  

-Tulane will be one of two Conference USA teams the Rebels take on this season, as Ole Miss will also host Louisiana Tech. The Waves will take on three SEC squads in non-conference action. In addition to Saturday's game against Ole Miss, Tulane will play Auburn and LSU. The Waves even play back-to-back SEC opponents, taking on Auburn after facing Ole Miss.

- Ole Miss has a 51-21 record against teams from Conference USA  and has played a team from Conference USA in each of the last two seasons.

A Win Would
-Move Ole Miss to 5-4 on the season, giving them their first winning record since opening the season 1-0. A win would also tie the series with Tulane at 2-2.

A Loss Would
-Snap the Rebels three-game win streak and move Ole Miss to 0-2 on the road this season. A win would give the Waves a 3-1 series advantage.

Scouting Tulane
Tulane enters Sunday's game with a 4-1 record after falling to North Carolina State on Sunday (Nov. 24). The Waves have five players averaging double figures and is led by Leslie Vorpahl, who is scoring a team-best 13.6 points per game. Vorphal was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week after a pair of double figure scoring games last week. Joining Vorphal as double figures scores for the Waves are: Jamie Kaplan (11.6), Chinwe Duru (10.4), Adesu Ebomwonyi (10.2) and Danielle Blagg (10.0). The Waves are balanced on the defensive end with three players averaging at least seven rebounds a game. Ebomwonyi  and Tiffany Dale lead the way with 7.4 rebounds per game. Head coach Lisa Stockton is in her 21st season and recently picked up her 400th win at Tulane. 

About Ole Miss
The Rebels enter Saturday's contest with a 4-4 record after a 78-72 win over Louisiana Monroe on Tuesday (Nov. 26). The win moved to Rebels to 4-1 on their home court and was their third consecutive victory. Valencia McFarland scored a season-best 23 points for her third consecutive game of 20 or more points and dished out a season-high 10 assists or her first double-double of the season. McFarland leads the Rebels in scoring with 16.0 points per game while Tia Faleru is contributing 14.8 points per game. Faleru owns the glass with a team-best and SEC-best 10.3 rebounds per game. The Rebels are scoring 72.6 points per game and grabbing 45.9 rebounds.

Up Next
The Rebels are back at the Tad Smith Coliseum for its next two games starting with the annual School Kids Game on Dec. 4 against Louisiana Tech. Tipoff is at 11 a.m. The Rebels will close their two-game homestand against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday (Dec. 7) at Noon.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Volleyball Keeps NCAA Tournament Hopes Alive

      Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Volleyball

      The goal from day one for head coach Steven McRoberts was to lead Ole Miss to its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance and its first since 2010.  Entering the team's final two matches, McRoberts said he felt as though they were... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 12

      Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 12 - Arkansas (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Wommack, Rebels Prep for Prescott

      Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Football

      Battling injury, junior quarterback Dak Prescott came off the bench and helped rally Mississippi State to a come-from-behind 17-10 win in last year's Egg Bowl. He led a drive that ended with the game-tying field goal at 10-10 and then... read more

    • Rebels Not Lacking Motivation in Rivalry Matchup

      Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Football

      Head coach Hugh Freeze called the Egg Bowl the most prized possession of this university's football program, and getting the Egg Bowl back should be enough motivation for his team entering Saturday's game against Mississippi State.  An Independence, Mississippi, native,... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 17-23, 2014)

      Monday, November 24, 2014 -

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 17-23, 2014Men's Basketball- Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with wins over Southern University and Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic, improving to 3-1 on the season.- Ole Miss... read more

    • Golson Named Finalist for Conerly Trophy

      Monday, November 24, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson, one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year, will represent Ole Miss as one of 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which honors the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 23

      Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Athletics

      It's that busy time of the year with the Ole Miss football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball teams all in action. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was in Ole Miss sports:- A slow start (17-0... read more

    • Rebels Unable to Overcome Slow Start

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

    • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

      It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

      Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

      Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

    • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

      Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

      No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

      Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more