Rebels Take on Mississippi Valley Saturday

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Danielle McCray and the Rebels will face MVSU in a Saturday matinee.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Danielle McCray and the Rebels will face MVSU in a Saturday matinee.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 6, 2013

Ole Miss Notes Get Acrobat Reader

The Rebels look to extend their win streak to six consecutive when they welcome Mississippi Valley to the Tad Smith Coliseum for a Saturday (Dec. 7) matinee. Tipoff is at 12 p.m.  Fans can follow the action with in-game tweets (@OleMissWBB) and also with live stats on OleMissSports.com.

Game 11: Ole Miss (6-4) vs. Mississippi Valley (1-6)
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Oxford, Miss. (Tad Smith Coliseum)
Series:
Ole Miss leads leads, 12-2
Streak: Ole Miss has won 6

Starting Five
1. Tia Faleru led a quartet of Rebels in double figures with a team-best 19 points in a 79-68 win over Louisiana Tech in the 11th Annual School Kids Game on Wednesday morning. Faleru posted her eighth game in double figures and it was the seventh time she has led the Rebels in scoring this season. The Alabama native is leading the team with 15.4 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game.

2. The win over Louisiana Tech was Ole Miss' fifth consecutive win and fourth consecutive win on its home floor. Ole Miss' five wins is the most since they opened the season with five straight in 2012-13. The last time Ole Miss strung together more than five consecutive wins was in 2008-09 when they won seven straight.

3. Ole Miss defeated the Lady Techsters in front of 4.491 fans which was the third-highest attended women's basketball game at the Tad Pad. The Rebels set the Coliseum record for attendance with 5,870 fans for a game against Southeastern Louisiana in 2009. Each of the last two School Kids games have earned spots on the top 10 home crowds list.

4. Diara Moore, who tied her career-best with 25 points against Tulane, followed that with 13 points against Louisiana Tech. Her 13 points against LA Tech marked her fourth game in double-figures in Ole Miss' last five games. She is one of eight Rebels to score in double figures this season.

5.  McFarland would need to play in 27 more games to enter the top 10 on Ole Miss's career game played list.

Ole Miss vs. Mississippi Valley Notables
-This will be the 15th meeting between the two teams and the second consecutive meeting between the in-state foes. Ole Miss leads the series, 12-2 and has won the last six meetings, although the last meeting was decided by just two points - the smallest margin of victory in the series.  

-The Devilettes are the lone in-state foe on the schedule for Ole Miss and are the only team from the SWAC the Rebels will face this season. Ole Miss has a 67-6 record against teams from the SWAC.

- Saturday's meeting will be the sixth consecutive trip to Oxford for Mississippi Valley. The last times Ole Miss traveled to Itta Bena was during the 1984-85 season. The Rebels have only played on the Devilettes home floor on four occasions during the series.  

A Win Would
-Give the Rebels their sixth straight victory and would mark the longest winning streak for Ole Miss since winning seven straight during the 2008-09 and 2006-07 seasons. Ole Miss won five straight to open the 2012-13 season.  The win would also be the fifth consecutive on the Rebels home floor and move them to 2-0 in the month of December.

A Loss Would
-Snap the Rebels five-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. A loss would also give Mississippi Valley its first win in the series in the last seven meetings.

Scouting Mississippi Valley
Mississippi Valley enters Saturday's game with a 1-6 record after picking up its first win of the season with a 68-58 win over Eastern Kentucky on Nov 11. The Devilettes are true road warriors and have yet to play a home game in 2013-14. Ashley Beals and Jasmyn Sanders led the offense and are averaging 11.1 and 10.4 points per game, respectively.  Beals also leads the rebounding efforts with 70 rebounds per game. Joncyee Sanders is also contributing 6.3 rebounds per game. Mississippi Valley is scoring 58.8 points per game while their opponents are averaging 82.7 points. Head coach Elvis Robinson is in his second season.  

About Ole Miss
The Rebels enter Saturday's contest with a 6-4 record after an 79-68 win over LA Tech at the 11th Annual School Kids Game. The win was the fifth straight for the Rebels and was the fourth consecutive win at the Tad Pad for Ole Miss. Tia Faleru is leading Ole Miss with 15.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Valencia McFarland isn't far behind and is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.8 assists. On the strength of five games in double figures, Diara Moore rounds out Ole Miss' double figures scores with 11.0 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. As a team, The Rebels are averaging 74.9 points per game and 45.1 rebounds per game. 

Up Next
The Rebels will take some time off for exams before hitting the road for their next two games.  The Rebels will travel to South Alabama on Dec. 16 and will play at Baylor on Dec. 18. Ole Miss' contest at Baylor will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. Ole Miss will be back at home on Dec. 30 when they host Austin Peay at 6 p.m. 

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • 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

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Nov. 9

      Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Football

      Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more

    • Wilkins, Dodson Shine in Blowout Win

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-PC

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more

    • Injuries Create Opportunities for Young Players

      Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Football

      With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 10

      Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 10 - Auburn (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Path To Atlanta: A Little Homecookin'

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Football

      A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014)

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 2

      Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Athletics

      In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. There's a lot on our... read more

    • Rebels Look to Move on in Face of Adversity

      Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Football

      Dragging an Auburn defender on what initially looked to be a go-ahead touchdown, Laquon Treadwell fought his way toward the end zone, but had his ankle rolled over and fumbled into the end zone. In the moments that followed, the... read more