Rebels Play La Tech in School Kids Game on Wednesday

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ole Miss hosts La Tech for its annual School Kids Game.
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Ole Miss hosts La Tech for its annual School Kids Game.
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Dec. 3, 2013

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The Rebels begin a two-game homestand when they welcome Louisiana Tech to the Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday (Dec. 4) for the Annual School Kids Day. Fans can follow the action with in-game tweets (@OleMissWBB) and also with live stats on OleMissSports.com.

Game 10: Ole Miss (5-4) vs. Louisiana Tech (1-5)
Date: December 4, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Location: Oxford, Miss. (Tad Smith Coliseum)
Series:
Louisiana Tech leads, 5-1
Streak: Louisiana Tech has won 4

Starting Five
1. Diara Moore tied her career-high with 25 points in Ole Miss' win over Tulane. It is Moore's first 20-point outing this season and her second 20-point outing in her career. The Texas native scored 25 points in Ole Miss' 2012-13 season-opener. Moore's 25 point marks the fourth straight game a Rebel has scored 20 or more points.  

2. Tia Faleru picked up her fifth double-double of the season against the Waves with 17 points and a team-best 10 rebounds. Faleru's five double-doubles leads the SEC and ties her for No. 3 nationally. Faleru posted four double-doubles all of last season, a mark she has already surpassed within the first nine games of the season.  

3. Ole Miss extended its win streak to four consecutive games with its road win at Tulane. The win was the first true road win for the Rebels this season after dropping a contest to Hawai'i. Ole Miss' four consecutive wins is the most for the Rebels since the 2011-12 season, when they strung together five consecutive wins at one point.  

4. Gracie Frizzell has had the hot hand from long range as of late. In the last two outings, Frizzell is averaging 14.5 points and is shooting at a .500 percent clip (8-of-16) from long range. In both games, Frizzell has nailed four three-pointers - her season-best and one shy of her career-high

5.  Valencia McFarland's scoring streak is up to 96 consecutive games after she scored nine points against Tulane. McFarland also made her 86th consecutive start against the Green Waves. The last time McFarland didn't start or score was during her freshman season. McFarland would need to play in 28 more games to enter the top 10 on Ole Miss's career game played list.

Ole Miss vs. Louisiana Tech Notables
-This will be the seventh meeting between the two teams and will be the second consecutive season the squads have met.  The Lady Techsters hold a commanding 5-1 series lead after taking a 57-54 win over Ole Miss in Ruston last season. Ole Miss last defeated Louisiana Tech during the 1991-92 season.

-Louisiana Tech is the second consecutive Conference USA opponent for the Rebels. Ole Miss defeated Tulane in its last outing, also from Conference USA. The Rebels have a 52-21 record against teams from Conference USA and has played a C-USA team in each of the last two seasons.

- Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell is very familiar with the Lady Techsters as he served as their Director of Operations during the 2007-08 season.  

A Win Would
-Give the Rebels their fifth straight victory and give them their first win over Louisiana Tech since the 1991-92 season. It would also be the fourth consecutive win for the Rebels on their home court in 2013-14.

-Give Ole Miss its first win in the month of December and would be its first win on a Wednesday this season.

A Loss Would
-Snap the Rebels four-game win streak and give Ole Miss its first loss at home since dropping a 66-63 contest to Central Arkansas back on Nov. 10. It would also be the fifth straight in in the series for Louisiana Tech.

Scouting Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech enters Wednesday's game with a 1-5 record after falling to Nicholls State, 80-78, on Monday (Dec. 2). The Lady Techsters have four players averaging double figures and is led by Whitney Frazier who is averaging 17.0 points per game. JaQuan Jackson is averaging 14.2 points per game and Chrisstasia Walter is pulling down 14.0 points. Frazier is also leading Louisiana Tech's rebounding efforts with 7.0 rebounds per game, while Walter is adding 5.8 rebounds per game.  Louisiana Tech is coached by former Lady Techster and former WNBA player, Teresa Weatherspoon. She is in her fifth season roaming the Louisiana Tech sidelines.   

About Ole Miss
The Rebels enter Wednesday's contest with a 5-4 record after an 89-66 win over Tulane on Saturday (Nov. 30). The win was Ole Miss' fourth consecutive win and gave the Rebels their first road win of the season. Diara Moore tied her career-high with 25 points and was close to a triple double with seven assists and eight rebounds. Valencia McFarland leads Ole Miss with 15.2 points per game while Tia Faleru is close behind with 15.0 points per game. Faleru owns the glass and is grabbing 10.2 rebounds per game which also leads the SEC. Diara Moore is also in double figures with 10.8 points per game. As a team, the Rebels are scoring 74.4 points per game, a number up nearly 10 points from last season and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

Up Next
The Rebels close out their two-game homestand on Saturday against Mississippi Valley. Tipoff is set for Noon at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Ole Miss will be back at home on Dec. 30 when they host Austin Peay at 6 p.m.  

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