Women's Hoops Begins C-USA Play at UTSA

Jasmine Goodwine and the Owls face UTSA in the C-USA opener Friday.
Jan. 1, 2015

Rice Owls (5-6) at UTSA Roadrunners (5-7)
Game 12 • Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 • 7 p.m. (CT)
San Antonio, Texas • Convocation Center (2,650)
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Series Record: UTSA leads, 9-3
Last Meeting: UTSA won, 63-61 on Feb. 15, 2014

Owls Open Up C-USA Play at UTSA
The Rice Owls women's basketball team begins league play on Friday when they travel to San Antonio to face the UTSA Roadrunners. Rice went 5-6 in non-conference play while the Roadrunners went 5-7. For the Owls Friday's game will mark the second of a four-game road trip, which stretches from Dec. 30-Jan. 10. The Roadrunners hold a 9-3 all-time edge over the Owls, including a 63-61 win at Rice last season (2/15/14).

C-USA Openers
Rice is 2-7 all-time in C-USA openers since joining the league in 2005-06. The Owls stopped a streak of seven consecutive league-openers losses with a win at FIU last season.  Rice will begin C-USA action by playing five of their first seven games away from Tudor Fieldhouse.



Last Time Out
The No. 3 nationally ranked Texas Longhorns women's basketball team lived up to their billing Tuesday evening, proving to be too much for the Rice Owls in a 77-54 triumph at the Fred Erwin Center. Rice was plagued by a rough-shooting first half in which they shot just 21 percent. The Owls played much better offensively in the second half and were outscored  just 37-32. 

UTSA Scouting Report
The Roadrunners have lost five of their last six games entering play Friday but are coming off a 75-60 win over SIU Edwardsville on Monday. Senior guard Kamra King lead's UTSA in scoring (13.9) and is the lone player in double-figure scoring. UTSA holds their opponents to just 57.5 points per game, second in C-USA.  

Second-Unit Spark
The Rice bench has posted back-to-back game with 40 or more points, including a 43-point performance at No. 3 Texas on Tuesday. A big reason for bench production has been the play of juniors Alyssa Lang and Breion Allen, each of whom set a career-high in points last game out with 17 and 12 points, respectively.



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