Rebels Open Two-Game Road Swing at South Alabama

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ole Miss will play South Alabama and No. 9/9 Baylor before breaking for the holidays.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ole Miss will play South Alabama and No. 9/9 Baylor before breaking for the holidays.
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Dec. 15, 2013

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Ole Miss takes its six game-winning streak on the road when it embarks on a two-game road swing beginning on Monday (Dec. 16) at South Alabama. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. at South Alabama’s Mitchell Center.   Fans can follow the action with in-game tweets (@OleMissWBB) and also with live stats on OleMissSports.com.

Game 12: Ole Miss (7-4) at South Alabama (2-6)
Date: December 16, 2013
Time: 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Location: Mobile, Ala. (Mitchell Center)
Series:
Ole Miss leads leads, 3-2
Streak: Ole Miss has won 1

Starting Five
1. Ole Miss picked up its sixth consecutive win with a 72-60 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. The win game moved the Rebels to 7-4 overall and was the fifth consecutive win for Ole Miss on its home court. Ole Miss is 6-1 on its home floor this season and is 385-312 all-time at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Ole Miss’s six wins is the most consecutive wins since the 2008-09 season.

2. Tia Faleru picked up her sixth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Mississippi Valley State. Faleru’s six double-doubles leads the SEC and is tied for sixth nationally. The nation’s double-double leaders, Rice’s Jessica Kuster and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas each have eight.

3. Valencia McFarland recorded her fourth game of 20 or more points with 20 points in the win over Mississippi Valley. McFarland leads all active players with 17 career games of 20 or more points and she has hit the mark four times this season, including in three consecutive games. The Rebels have had a player score 20 or more point in four of its last five games.

4. Danielle McCray scored a career-high 17 points against Mississippi Valley. McCray, who has made five starts this season, has scored in double figures in five games this season. The Rebels are 5-0 with McCray in the starting lineup and 2-4 when she comes off the bench.

5. Valencia McFarland extended her scoring streak to 98 consecutive games with her 20 point outing against Mississippi Valley. The Mississippi native also made her 88th consecutive start. The last time McFarland did start or score was during her freshman season. McFarland will play her 100th career game when the Rebels take on Baylor on Dec. 18.

Ole Miss vs. South Alabama Notables
-This will be the sixth meeting between the Rebels and Jaguars and the first since the 2011-12 season. Ole Miss leads the series 3-2 but is looking for its first win in Mobile since the 1980-81 season. The series is deadlocked at 1-1 in games played at the Mitchell Center. Prior to Ole Miss’ win in 2011, the Jaguars had won the previous two meetings.

-South Alabama will be the second opponent from the Sun Belt Conference for Ole Miss this season. The Rebels took on Louisiana-Monroe in late November, defeating the Warhawks, 78-72. Ole Miss has a 42-14 record against teams from the Sun Belt.

A Win Would
-Extend Ole Miss’ win streak to seven consecutive and tie for the longest winning streak for the Rebels since the 2008-09 and 2006-07 seasons. The win would also be the second “true” road win for Ole Miss, who enters the contest with a 1-1 record in road games with a win over Tulane and a loss to Hawai’i.

A Loss Would
-Snap the Rebels six-game win streak and drop them to 1-2 in road contests in 2013-14. A loss would also tie the series at 3-3 and give the Jaguars a 2-1 advantage in games played in Mobile. 

Scouting South Alabama
South Alabama, like the Rebels took a week off, playing their last game on Dec. 7. The Jaguars enter Monday’s game with a 2-6 record but as winners of their last two, including a 66-58 win over Tennessee Tech in their last outing. Meghan Dunn leads the Jaguars with 11.8 points per game and is the lone player in double figures. Jennifer Johnson is nearing double-figures with 9.7 points per game. Ronneka Robertson leads the way on the glass with a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game, which is three more rebounds per game than the next leading rebounder, Rachel Cumbo. South Alabama is averaging 57.6 points per game, while their opponents are scoring 666.5 points per game. Head Coach Terry Fowler is in his first season at South Alabama.  

About Ole Miss
The Rebels, winners of their last six games, enter Monday’s contest with a  7-4 record after defeating Mississippi Valley State 72-60 on Saturday (Dec. 7) The win was also the fifth straight for Ole Miss on its home court. The combo of Valencia McFarland and Tia Faleru continue to lead the Rebels. McFarland is averaging 15.7 points per game while Faleru is averaging 15.6 points per game and grabbing a team-best 9.9 rebounds. Moore rounds out Ole Miss’ double figure scorers with 11.1 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. Moore has posted double figures in each of the last three contests. As a team, Ole Miss is averaging 74.6 points per game and 44.8 rebounds per game.

Up Next
The Rebels will stay on the road traveling to Waco, Texas to take on No. 9/10 Baylor on Dec. 18. Ole Miss’ contest at Baylor will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus beginning at 6 p.m. Ole Miss will be back at home on Dec. 30 when they host Austin Peay at 11:30 a.m. 

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