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

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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. 

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