Women's Hoops Set To Play In The New York Life Holiday Invitational

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Tia Faleru (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Tia Faleru (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 19, 2012

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

NEW YORK LIFE HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
Dec. 21-22
Hempstead, NY (Hofstra)

OLE MISS REBELS (6-3, 0-0 SEC)
Acting head coach: Brett Frank (SOSU, 1995)
Career record: 6-3 (1 yr.) Record at Ole Miss: Same

HOFSTRA PRIDE (1-7, 0-0 CAA)
Head coach: Krista Kilburn-Steveskey (NC State, 1990)
Career record: 106-92 (7th yr.) Record at Hofstra: Same

Date/Time: Fri., Dec. 21/ 6 p.m. CT
Site: Hempstead, NY |Mack Sports Complex (5,023)
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: First Meeting    
    Oxford: N/A
    Cleveland: N/A
    Neutral: N/A
    Last meeting: First Meeting  
    Frank vs. Hofstra: 0-0

UP NEXT:
Ole Miss will continue play in the New York Life Holiday Invitational with a game against Northwestern on Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. CT.

NOTES:
• Ole Miss opened its six-game road trip at Cleveland State Tuesday night, falling to the Vikings, 67-55.
• Friday’s game marks the first meeting between Ole Miss and Hofstra.
• In the team’s last game at Cleveland State, Tia Faleru led the team in scoring for the third straight game with 14 points while Gracie Frizzell added 11 points.
Courtney Marbra recorded a career-high 15 rebounds against Cleveland State, the most by an Ole Miss player since Nov. 26, 2011.
Diara Moore leads the team in scoring, averaging 12.1 points per game, followed by McFarland (10.3 points per game) and Tia Faleru (10.0 points per game).
Courtney Marbra leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game. Danielle McCray is second, averaging 5.9 rpg.   
• Junior point guard Valencia McFarland has recorded 869 career points and is looking to become the 25th player in school history to score at least 1,000 career points.

SCOUTING HOFSTRA
Hofstra is 1-7 this season and is coming off a 68-58 loss at Auburn in its last game on Dec. 9. The Pride is led by Shante Evans who is averaging 15.5 points per game and a 10.1 rebounds per game. Teammate Annie Payton is second on the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points per game.  Friday’s game against Ole Miss marks Hofstra’s third home game of the year.

This marks the first meeting between Ole Miss and Hofstra.

ABOUT OLE MISS
Coming off a 67-55 loss on the road at Cleveland State on Tuesday, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team will continue its six-game road trip Friday taking on Hofstra in the New York Holiday Invitational at 6 p.m.  The Rebels are led by newcomer Diara Moore, who is averaging 12.1 points per game,  Valencia McFarland (10.3 points per game) and Tia Faleru (10.0 points per game).  Courtney Marbra  leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game followed by Danielle McCray who is averaging 5.9 rebounds per game.  Brett Frank is in his first year as acting head coach for the Rebels. He has a career record of 6-3.

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.

OLE MISS IN THE SEC STATS (AS OF 12/18/12)
As a team, Ole Miss is fifth in free throw percentage (.699), fourth in rebounding offense (43.4 rpg), ,fifth in rebounding margin (+6.0), fourth in offensive rebounds (18.1), and fifth in steals (12.0 spg).  Individually, Courtney Marbra is 12th in rebounding (6.7 rpg), Valencia McFarland is 10th in assists (3.7 apg), fifth in assist to turnover ratio (2.4) and fourth in steals (2.9 spg).  Tia Faleru is 11th for seventh in free throw percentage (.750) and Diara Moore is seventh in free throw percentage (.773).

MARBRA RECORDS CAREER HIGH IN REBOUNDS
Senior Courtney Marbra recorded a career-high 15 rebounds in Ole Miss’ 67-55 loss at Cleveland State on Dec. 18. The 15 rebounds are the most by an Ole Miss player since Nikki Byrd recorded 17 on Nov. 26, 2011. Marbra’s previous career high was 12 which she recorded at Hawai`i on Nov. 27, 2010.
FALERU BREAKING OUT
Over the last three games, Tia Faleru has scored in double figures in all three games and led the team in scoring in each game.  She scored a career-high 17 points in a win over UMass, added a team-best 13 in a win over Belmont and a team-high 14 at Cleveland State. In the last three games, she is averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game. This season, she is averaging 10.0 points per game.

REBELS CRASHING THE BOARDS
Ole Miss has outrebounded or been tied with its opponent in eight of the team’s nine game this season. Most recently, Ole Miss held a 46-41 advantage at Cleveland State, including 27 offensive boards.  Individually Courtney Marbra recorded a career-high 15.  

In Ole Miss’ 63-48 win over Belmont on Dec. 16, Ole Miss recorded a 47-31 advantage on the boards. Diara Moore led the team with nine boards while Courtney Marbra added seven and Valencia McFarland recorded six.

For the season, Ole Miss has a +6.0 rebounding advantage of its opponents and the Rebels have recorded seven games with 40 or more rebounds. Ole Miss has only been outrebounded in on game this season.

REBELS HOT FROM THE FREE THROW LINE
Through nine games this season, Ole Miss is shooting 70 percent from the free throw line while three players (with at least 20 attempts) are shooting at least 70 percent from the line.  In three games this year, Ole Miss has made at least 20 free throws per game. Ole Miss went 20-27 from the line in a win over Belmont on Dec. 16.  The Rebels went 23-41 in a win over SELA and went 23-27 from the line in a win over MVSU.  Ole Miss players have made at least five free throws in a game on eight occasions.  Diara Moore has made nine, eight and seven, Danielle McCray has made seven, Valencia McFarland has made six twice and Tia Faleru has made five two times.  

MOORE LEADING THE TEAM IN DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORING GAMES
Through nine games this season, Diara Moore leads the team in double-figure scoring games with seven. Valencia McFarland is second with six, followed by Tia Faleru with four.



Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • VIDEO: Four Months To SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, April 17, 2014 -

      read more

    • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 12

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      With Billy Chadwick's last  regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach.  Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more

    • Chadwick: 'We Control Our Destiny'

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference.  Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 7-13)

      Monday, April 14, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more

    • Offense Sets Season Highs To Clinch Series

      Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Baseball

      Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more

    • Pitching, Defense Key Rebels To Win

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more

    • Rebels Prepared For Possible Record Crowds

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

      Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more

    • VIDEO: The Legend Of Billy Chadwick

      Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Men's Tennis

      Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      read more

    • VIDEO: Mike Bianco

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recaps Wednesday's 8-5 win over Murray State and previews the upcoming three-game series at Mississippi State starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Murray State Highlights

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

      read more

    • Allen, Orvis Lead Barrage In Win Over Memphis

      Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Baseball

      The Ole Miss offense exploded for nine runs on 14 hits in a 9-1 win over Memphis at AutoZone Park. The barrage included five multi-hit games and a season-high seven extra-base hits, including home runs by Will Allen and Sikes... read more

    • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 13

      Monday, April 7, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      We begin this week with No. 13 and entering the 2002 season for the Ole Miss tennis team.  The Southeastern Conference implemented a new setup, dividing the conference into two divisions - SEC East and SEC West.  This moment... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (March 31-April 6)

      Monday, April 7, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss picked up its second sweep in SEC play with three wins over the Auburn Tigers this past weekend, including a doubleheader sweep Saturday.- Left-handed pitcher Christian Trent posted a... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Auburn Highlights

      Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Baseball

       Game One HighlightsGame Two Highlights... read more