The Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program will look to continue its successful start to the 2012-13 campaign when they take on Northwestern State Friday morning at Tad Smith Coliseum in the 10th annual “Kid’s Day” game. All local students — eighth grade and under — and bus drivers will be admitted into the game for free.
Head coach Brett Frank will look to become the second coach to start his career at Ole Miss 2-0. The only other coach to do so was Hall-of-Famer Van Chancellor.
In the season opener, the Lady Rebels (1-0) got a lift from junior guard Diara Moore, a junior college transfer, who led the way with 25 points. However, Frank is looking to spread the scoring out.
“It is going to be about the hot hand and who has it going that night, but it’s also about your matchups,” Frank said. “We just try to take advantage of the other team and how they defend. So each night it could be a different person that we turn to.”
The Lady Demons (2-0) will provide a challenge for the Lady Rebels and, according to Frank, will try to control the tempo.
“Northwestern State is not going to be a team that wants to play at our pace,” Frank said. “I think that they’re going to try and slow the tempo down and try to be more conservative pushing the ball in transition. I think you’ll see a lot of zone, as they will try to make us a perimeter-based team.”
The Lady Rebels and Lady Demons will tip off at 11 a.m. from Tad Smith Coliseum Friday.
For continuing coverage of Ole Miss women’s basketball, follow @thedm_sports and @JLgrindin on Twitter.