Feb. 28, 2013
EL PASO, Texas- Rice won its third consecutive game by beating UTEP 62-59 on the road in the Don Haskins Center. Nakachi Maduka set a career-high with 18 points.
Rice (13-14, 5-9 C-USA) has won three consecutive C-USA games, dating back to Feb. 21, and hand UTEP (19-8, 7-7 C-USA) its fourth C-USA home loss in the past two years, two of which have come at the hands of the Owls.
After giving up the first basket of the game, Jessica Kuster answered with a 3-pointer and the Owls did not trail for the rest of the contest. Rice took an 8-0 run early in the half to take a 13-4 lead and eventually went into the break leading 32-26. Rice led by as many as 11 in the second half, but the Miners closed to within a point with 3:35 remaining. Nakachi Maduka then scored the next six points for Rice.
Up two with 30 seconds to play, Kuster grabbed an offensive board, forcing UTEP to send Megan Shafer to the line with 9.6 seconds remaining. After Shafer made a free throw, UTEP rushed a final 3-pointer that did not fall, giving the Owls the victory.
Maduka scored 18 points for her fifth double digit scoring game of the season and breaking her previous career-high by five points.
Kuster scored 13 points with nine rebounds and four assists and three blocks. She moves up to 9th on Rice's single season blocks list and records her 72nd career double digit scoring game.
The Owls go to cross-town rival Houston in their next game on Mar. 3 at 2 p.m. The Owls return for their final home game on Thursday, March 3 to host SMU at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here
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