Jan. 17, 2013
HOUSTON- Despite having four starters in double figures, Rice fell 69-65 to Tulane at Tudor Fieldhouse on Thursday night. The loss snapped Rice's seven-game home winning streak.
The Owls jumped out to a 23-13 lead by 11:08 of the first half, but Tulane came back and took the lead at 33-31 with 3:12 left in the first half, on the way to a 40-35 halftime lead.
The Green Wave (13-3, 2-1 C-USA) never trailed in the second half, but Rice tied the game at 56 with 7:12 left off of two Megan Palmer free throws, and remained in striking distance the rest of the game.
Rice (9-7, 1-2 C-USA) had a chance to tie the game, down three points and at the free throw line with 4.9 seconds left, but did not get the rebound after intentionally missing the try, and Tulane iced the game with a free throw on the other end.
"It was a disappointing loss, a tough loss," said Rice Head Coach Greg Williams. "I though we played hard."
"Tulane is a very good basketball team, and I think they did just enough of the little things to win," added Williams.
Christal Porter scored 17 points and is averaging 11.0 points per game in C-USA play. She had nine rebounds and three assists on the evening.
Nakachi Maduka reached double figures for the second consecutive game with 13 points. She made six free throws, to extend her streak to 13 consecutive free throws. She added in nine rebounds and four assists.
Jessica Kuster scored 15 points with seven rebounds, giving her 14 double-digit scoring games on the year. She moved into a tie for seventh on Rice's all-time field goals made list.
Megan Palmer reached double figures with 11 points, giving Rice four double-figure scorers for the first time since Dec. 13 against Chicago State. Palmer also collected seven rebounds.
Jessica Goswitz matched a career-high with seven assists and scored seven points. She committed only two turnovers in the game.
The Owls outscored Tulane 14-6 on second chance points.
Rice returns to action on January 20 in Dallas, to take on SMU at 2 p.m. Rice's next home game is January 24 against defending C-USA Champions UTEP at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for the UTEP game here.
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