Jan. 19, 2012
Orlando - Gevenia Carter scored all seven of UCF's overtime points to lead the Knights to a 65-63 win over Rice Thursday night at UCF Arena.
D'Frantz Smart started the overtime session with two made free throws giving the Owls a 59-57 lead (their first since leading 17-16). UCF's Carter answered with a three-point play to give the Knights a 60-59 lead. Christal Porter's rebound basket put the Owls back on top at 61-60, but Carter scored down low on the next two possessions to give UCF a 64-61 with 51 seconds to play.
Smart then drilled a jumper from the left wing to make it 64-63. Rice's trapping defense then forced UCF to cough up the ball, but the Owls could not secure it and Carter made one of two free throws with 1.6 to play for the final margin.
Kuster High Scorer for Rice
Jessica Kuster scored a game-high 22 points with eight rebounds for Rice (8-10, 2-3). It marked Kuster's seventh game this season in which the All-Conference USA performer has scored 20 or more points in a game.
Also in double-digits for Rice was Jessica Goswitz with 11 points, while Porter scored eight points off the bench and Smart tallied seven points with a game-high seven assists.
Kayli Keogh led UCF (8-9, 3-2) with 16 points, while Carter and Aisha Patrick contributed 15 points apiece. Erika Jones posted a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
Rice was able to build an early 17-16 lead as Jessica Goswitz made her first three three-point field goals and Jessica Kuster added four free throws and a bucket. But, UCF bounced back to go on a 7-0 run to forge a 23-17 lead (6:05).
The Owls' Megan Shafer canned a three-pointer to cut UCF's lead to 25-24. The Knights responded by outscoring Rice 9-2 to close out the half for a 34-26 lead.
Owls Force Overtime
Rice stepped up its intensity to start the second half by outscoring the Knights 14-8 to cut the deficit to 42-40. UCF, however, countered with a 7-0 run for a 49-40 margin.
The Owls finally caught the Knights on back-to-back baskets by Kuster and Goswitz that knotted the contest at 57-57 with 1:22 to play.
With 17 seconds to play Porter's layup missed the mark and after surviving two UCF chances in the paint, Rice had the ball with three seconds remaining. An Owl turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass gave the ball back to UCF with 2.0 seconds on the clock, but Carter's jumper from the left of the top of the key misfired. The Owls outscored UCF 31-23 in the second-half to tie the game at regulation.
The Owls will be in action on Sunday, January 22 with a 2 p.m. home contest vs. Southern Miss (6-12, 0-5) inside Tudor Fieldhouse.
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