Dec. 30, 2011
San Antonio - Sophomore Jessica Kuster did not disappoint her hometown fans.
The San Antonio native and Reagan H.S. product scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds to lead Rice in a convincing 71-46 road win over UTSA Friday night. The Owls even their record at 6-6, while the Roadrunners drop to 4-9.
It also marked Kuster's team-leading seventh double-double of the season in 35 minutes of action. Kuster also blocked a season-high 5 shots with a steal. Her previous career-high rebounds was 20 last season vs. UAB (Jan. 23, 2011).
UTSA was led by Judy Jones' 16 points off the bench, while Kamra King added 11 points.
Rice was up 18-16 (6:09) when it proceeded to go on an 8-0 run for a 26-16 lead (4:27) for its biggest lead of the half. The Owls were also ahead 28-18, before UTSA made four throws to cut the deficit.
The Owls ended the half up 31-23 with only 9 turnovers and outrebounded the Roadrunners 24 to 15. Rice shot 37.5 percent (12-32) and held UTSA to only 30.8 percent (8-26).
Jessica Kuster led Rice with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks in the first 20 minutes.
Another McKinney bucket and two free throws from Kuster pushed the Owl lead to 14 at 52-38 (7:07). Rice then went on an 9-0 run for a commanding 21-point lead (61-40) at 4:47.
Rice closed the game on a 10-2 run for the final margin at 71-46. The 25-point victory is the third largest of the season for Rice.
The Owls shot 42 percent in the second half and finished the game at 40 percent (26-65) to UTSA's 30.2 percent (16-53). Rice also outrebounded the Roadrunners 51 to 30.
The Owls are in action on January 2 when they pay a visit to Lamar (7 p.m.).
Women's Basketball Signs Ozoude for 2016
04/15/2016 - Rice University head women's basketball coach Tina Langley announced the signing of Gabby Ozoude (Spring Valley, OH, Bellbrook HS) to a National...
Langley Announces Addition of Ogwumike Sisters
04/14/2016 - Rice University women’s basketball has signed sisters Olivia and Erica Ogwumike from Pepperdine University, head coach Tina Langley announced...
Lang Earns Spirit of Service Award
04/07/2016 - Women’s basketball player Alyssa Lang was named Rice’s Conference USA Spirit of Service Award winner for winter sports, the league...
Owls Fall in C-USA Quarterfinals to Middle...
03/10/2016 - The No. 10 seed Rice Owls women’s basketball team saw their 2015-16 season come to a close with a 74-54 loss to No. 2 seeded Middle Tennessee...
Owls Take Down LA Tech in Overtime, 72-67
03/09/2016 - The Rice Owls advanced to the C-USA Championship quarterfinals with a 72-67 overtime win over Louisiana Tech in the second round on Wednesday.
Women's Hoops Set to Face LA Tech at C-USA ...
03/08/2016 - The 10th seed Rice Owls women’s basketball team will open up the C-USA Championships with a second round matchup against the No. 7 Louisiana ...
Owls Drop Regular Season Finale at Old Dominion
03/05/2016 - A late second half run propelled the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs to a 61-52 victory over the Rice Owls women’s basketball team in the regular ...
Owls Close Out Regular Season Saturday at Old...
03/04/2016 - Rice concludes their 2015-16 regular season on Saturday when they face the Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion at 12 p.m. (CT) in Norfolk, Va.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store