Women's Hoops Welcomes Belmont to Oxford Sunday

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Diara Moore (photo by Joshua McCoy)

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Diara Moore (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 14, 2012

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

OLE MISS REBELS (5-2, 0-0 SEC)
Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 5-2 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same

BELMONT BRUINS (5-5, 0-0 OVC)
Head coach: Britteny Ezell (Alabama, 1999)
Career record: 28-43 (3rd yr.) Record at Belmont: Same

Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 16 / 2 p.m. CT
Site: Oxford, Miss. |Tad Smith Coliseum (9,061)
TV: None
Radio: Q93.7/105.5FM
        Talent: Graham Doty (play-by-play)
Streaming Video: OleMissSports.com
Gametracker: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissWBB

Series:

      Overall: UM, 3-0                                                                                  

      Oxford: UM, 2-0

      Nashville: UM, 1-0

      Neutral: N/A

      Last meeting: 11/25/03 -- UM, 78-62  

      Frank vs. Belmont: 0-0

NOTES:

• Ole Miss will finish its streak of playing seven of eight games at home to open the season when the team hosts Belmont Sunday at 2 p.m.

• Ole Miss leads the all-time series between the two schools, 3-0. The Rebels posted a 78-62 win over the Bruins in the last meeting between the two schools in 2003.

• In the team’s last game against UMass, Tia Faleru (17 points) and Danielle McCray (16) each posted career highs in points, while four players scored in double figures in the win. Diara Moore added 15 points and Valencia McFarland scored 12. 

• Moore leads the team in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game, followed by McFarland who is averaging 10.3 points per game.

Kenyotta Jenkins and McCray lead the team in rebounding. They are each averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.

• Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 848 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 be on the road for six consecutive games from Dec. 18 - Jan. 3 at Cleveland State, two games at the New York Life Holiday Invitational, two games at the Tulane DoubleTree Classic and the team’s first SEC game at LSU. 

SCOUTING BELMONT
Belmont is 5-5 this season and is coming off a 85-62 win over Georgia State on Thursday afternoon. The Bruins come to Oxford with a three-game win streak with wins over Lipscomb, Indiana and Georgia State. Belmont is led by Jordan Coleman who leads the team in scoring (10.2 points per game) and in rebounding (10.0 rebounds per game).  Molly Ernst is second on the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points per game. 

Ole Miss leads the all-time series with Belmont, 3-0. The Rebels posted a 78-62 win over the Bruins in Nashville on Nov. 25, 2003 in the last meeting between the two schools.

ABOUT OLE MISS
Coming off a 71-59 win over UMass Saturday, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team will host Belmont Sunday at 2 p.m. in the team’s seventh home game this season. The Rebels are led by newcomer Diara Moore, who is averaging 13.9 points per game and Valencia McFarland who is averaging 10.3 points per game. Danielle McCray and Kenyotta Jenkins lead the team in rebounding and they are each averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.  Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 5-2.

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.

PROMOTIONAL CORNER
• Bring a new toy, book, or bear to the game on Sunday as part of Ole Miss’ “Books and Bears” program and FREE admission to the game.  Also, FREE Ole Miss ornaments will be given to first 500 fans.

OLE MISS IN THE SEC STATS (As of 12/13/12)
As a team, Ole Miss is fifth in free throw percentage (.692) and is fourth in rebounding offense (42.6 rpg), sixth in offensive rebounds (16.7), defensive rebounds (25.9) and seventh in rebounding margin (+4.7) and steals (11.6 spg).  Individually, Diara Moore is 11th in scoring (13.9 ppg), Danielle McCray and Kenyotta Jenkins are tied for 17th in rebounding (6.3 prg), Valencia McFarland is eighth in assists (3.9 apg), fourth in assist to turnover ratio (2.7) and tied for second in steals (3.3 spg).  Tia Faleru is tied for sixth in free throw percentage (.760) and Diara Moore is eighth in free throw percentage (.734).

McCRAY, FALERU RECORD CAREER HIGHS IN WINS
Sophomores Tia Faleru and Danielle McCray each recorded career highs in the team’s win over UMass on Dec. 8. Faleru recorded a career-bests in points, 17, and steals, five, while McCray added a career-high 16 points.

REBELS COME BACK FROM DOUBLE-DIGIT DEFICITS
Over the last three seasons, Ole Miss has come back from double-digit deficits nine times to win. Ole Miss came back from 15 down to beat UMass 71-59. The Rebels came back from double-digit deficits four times in 2010-11 and four times in 2011-12.

McFARLAND RECORDS MOST STEALS IN A GSME SINCE 2006
Junior Valencia McFarland recorded a career-high eight steals in Ole Miss’ 57-54 loss at LA Tech on Dec. 1. The eight steals is the most by an Ole Miss player in nearly six years.  Armintie Price recorded nine steals in a game against Miami on December 21, 2006.

CAREER NUMBERS WATCH
Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 848 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 848 points, 292 assists and 127 steals. She’s looking to join Carol Ross (1977-81) and Glenda Springfield (1975-79).

McFARLAND IN THE NCAA STATS
In the latest set of NCAA stats released on Monday, Dec. 10, Valencia McFarland is ranked 12th in assist to turnover ratio (2.7) and is 37th in the nation in steals per game (3.29).  NCAA stats are released every Monday.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 8-14)

      Monday, September 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 8-14, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss captured the Magnolia Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-0, its best start in school history.- The Rebels downed UAB and Mercer 3-0 and then defeated Jacksonville State 3-1... read more

    • Historic Start to the Football Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Football

      After a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, Ole Miss moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, released on Sunday.  Despite breaking into the top 10, the Rebels remain fifth among Southeastern Conference Western Division... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 14

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the third installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Three Rebels Net First Goals of the Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Soccer

      Leading 1-0 after controlling the play for much of the game, Ole Miss opened up a 3-0 lead on Middle Tennessee with a pair of goals in the final minute of the first half on the way to a 4-0... read more

    • Golson's Buy-In Pays Off

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has come a long way since he was a freshman.  That season, he was most notably on the receiving end of a highlight reel juke from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Three years later, as part... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-ULL Motivational

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs ULL Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-ULL

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss faces Louisiana-Lafayette in its home opener Saturday. Wearing the Bull's-Eye After a 2-0 start with wins over Boise State and Vanderbilt, Ole Miss moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll,... read more

    • Thompson Lifts Rebels to Historic Start

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      With a chance to make history, Ole Miss dropped a first set for the first time this season. The Rebels answered the bell winning the next three sets to defeat Jacksonville State 3-1 and improve to 10-0 on the season,... read more

    • VIDEO: Return of The Grove

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Rebel Nation Remembers Stan Sandroni

      Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Football

      Rebel Nation goes into its home opener Saturday excited for the return of football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but also saddened by the loss of one of its most renowned voices.Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Schedule, Areas for Team to Improve

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' home opener Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.Freeze's time... read more

    • Former football player releases Chucky Mullins book

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Former Ole Miss football player Jody Hill has partnered with Square Books in Oxford to launch his book, "38: The Chucky Mullins Effect," celebrating the life and impact of his Ole Miss teammate Chucky Mullins. Hill will be signing copies... read more

    • 3 Things About Gameday - Ole Miss vs. ULL

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Freeze, Luke Talk Offensive Line Progress

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Football

      From week one to week two, head coach Hugh Freeze and offensive line coach Matt Luke are generally pleased with the progress along the offensive line. The number of false start penalties went from eight to two, while the... read more

    • Changing The Perception of Ole Miss Volleyball

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Volleyball

      With back-to-back tournament titles to open the season, the Rebels are 7-0 to start the season for the first time since 2007 and are also the only Southeastern Conference team still undefeated."We feel like at this point in our season... read more