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Ole Miss women head to The Plains

Winter weather may have forced Ole Miss to skip its tournament in New Jersey last month, but with remnants of the recent southern blizzard disappearing the Lady Rebels hoops squad will head east today to continue their Southeastern Conference schedule with a game at Auburn before returning home to host South Carolina on Sunday.

After surging late in the game to top Vanderbilt in its SEC opener, the Rebels stumbled at No. 5 Tennessee last week, dropping a 86-46 contest to the Lady Vols on Jan. 9.

Tonight, Ole Miss (8-6 overall, 1-1 SEC) will face an Auburn Tigers squad (9-7, 2-1) that is coming off of a 73-56 victory over Florida and a 67-59 loss to Vanderbilt. (January 13, 2011, Page 7)

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    Lady Rebs no match for UT

    Shekinna Stricklen and Meighan Simmons had 18 points apiece and No. 5 Tennessee cruised to am 86-46 win over Ole Miss on Sunday. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 7)

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      Lady Rebels hoping to use speed to top UT

      Size versus speed — that’s one of the ways the Ole Miss women’s basketball team is viewing its matchup against No. 5 Tennessee on Sunday.

      A week ago, it was Ole Miss’ team speed and ability to flip the court that made the difference in it’s come-from-behind victory over Vanderbilt.

      This weekend, the Lady Rebels (8-5 overall, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) will once again need to rely on their quickness if they want to have a chance at upsetting the Lady Vols (13-2, 1-0) in Knoxville, Tenn. (January 7, 2011, Page 7A)

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        Rebels overcome early woes, down VU

        The first half of Sunday’s game between the Ole Miss women and Vanderbilt had all the makings of a letdown reminiscent of the Lady Rebels’ lopsided loss to Miami (Fla.) in mid-December, where 29 turnovers led to 33 points for the Lady Canes.

        On Sunday, 14 turnovers led to 15 points for Vanderbilt and by halftime, the Lady Rebels trailed by 16 points.

        Following a spirited halftime speech by head coach Renee Ladner, however, the Lady Rebels flipped the switch and an 11-4 run eventually led to a 72-67 victory for Ole Miss in its Southeastern Conference opener at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (January 3, 2011, Page 7)

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          Melson leads comeback as Lady Rebs top Vandy

          The Ole Miss women’s basketball team didn’t waste any time getting its first Southeastern Conference win.

          Overcoming a 16-point halftime deficit, the Lady Rebels came from behind to top Vanderbilt 72-67 at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum in its SEC opener today. (more…) (January 2, 2011)

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            Lady Rebels’ trip to NJ grounded

            The Ole Miss women’s basketball team was supposed to be participating in the St. Peters’ Holiday Classic basketball tournament today and tomorrow in Jersey City, N.J.

            Instead, because of winter weather travel mishaps involving the Northeast that are being felt by more than just the Ole Miss basketball program, the Lady Rebels will put their new Basketball Practice Facility to good use and prepare for their Southeastern Conference Championship home opener on Sunday against Vanderbilt.

            Originally scheduled to leave out of Memphis for Jersey City on Monday evening, the trip was officially nixed Tuesday just before 10 a.m. (December 29, 2010, Page 6)

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              BLOG: Lady Rebs’ trip to NJ grounded

              After having already pushed their flight back a day due to snowy conditions in the Northeast, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team has canceled its trip to Jersey City, New Jersey to participate in the St. Peter’s College Holiday Classic. (more…) (December 28, 2010)

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                Fondon shines in loss to Lady Rebels

                Growing up, once KeKe Fondon transitioned from the softball field to the basketball court anyway, she dreamed of running up and down the hardwood at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, 20 minutes north of her hometown of Water Valley.

                On Wednesday her dream came true. Only, instead of playing in Ole Miss’ red and blue, she was knocking down shots for the visiting Mississippi Valley State Devilettes.

                Despite coming out on the losing end of a 68-57 decision, Fondon played a versatile role for the Devilettes. (December 16, 2010, Page 4B)

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                  Lady Rebs’ fast start leads to big win

                  Early last week Ole Miss women’s basketball coach Renee Ladner expressed her disdain for the way her team had repeatedly fallen behind in games early and said changes would be made.

                  Her squad responded on Saturday afternoon by jumping on Southeastern Louisiana early en route to a convincing 85-51 victory at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.

                  Ole Miss (6-3 overall) opened the game utilizing a full-court press and it paid dividends throughout the game as the Lady Rebels garnered 32 points off of 24 turnovers. (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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                    Ole Miss looking for ways to snap trend

                    Renee Ladner has noticed a trend with her young Lady Rebels. While the young women’s basketball team continues to play with great effort, they also continue to get behind early.

                    Time and time again Ole Miss (5-3 overall) has been able to rebound from early deficits, but in Sunday’s 67-60 loss at South Alabama, the Lady Rebels fell behind by 22 and were never able to get back within striking distance of the lead. (December 10, 2010, Page 7A)

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