Rice Travels to FAU in Battle of the Owls

Greg Williams leads the Owls against FAU on Saturday.

Jan. 10, 2014

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Rice Owls (8-6, 1-0 C-USA) at FAU Owls (10-4, 0-1)
Game 15 •  Saturday, January 11, 2014 •  4 p.m. (CT)
Boca Raton, Florida • FAU Arena(5,000)
Audio: RiceOwls.com • TV: None • Stream: FAUsports.com
Live Stats: Click Here
Twitter: @RiceWBasketball
Series Record: First Meeting

Owls Searching For Florida Sweep
The Rice Owls will look to make it four consecutive wins and a sweep of their Florida trip when they travel to Florida Atlantic on Saturday for a 4 p.m. (CT) tip. Rice is coming off a 59-41 victory in the C-USA opener, marking the first time the Owls have won a road C-USA opener in the Greg Williams era (1-5) and the first overall C-USA opening victory since the 2005-06 campaign.

Kuster Approaching Rice Rebounding Record
With 15 more rebounds against FIU, senior forward Jessica Kuster crept ever closer to the Rice career rebounding record held by Lauren Neaves (1,190). Kuster enters play Saturday with 1,170 rebounds and is averaging just under 14 boards per game. Kuster also moved into third place in school history in career field goals made, tying Neaves’ previous mark of 611. Kuster needs just nine more made field goals to tie Marla Brumfield for No. 2 (620).

Rice vs. FAU
Saturday’s game will mark the first-ever meeting between Rice and FAU.

Numbers to Know
Rice’s 41 points allowed to FIU were the lowest since their 43-41 victory least season at home to UTSA (12/2012). The Owls held the Panthers to a season-low 21 percent shooting and moved to 8-2 this season when holding opponents to 69 points or less and 8-1 when their opponents shoot below 39 percent.

Kuster Moves Up Scoring Chart
Rice senior forward Jessica Kuster continues to shatter milestones along her illustrious career, the latest coming in last Friday’s win over IWU when she moved past both Marla Brumfield and Lauren Neaves to move into third place on the Rice all-time scoring list (1,712). Next up for Kuster is Holly Jones, who is second all-time with 1791 career points.

Contributions From Everyone
For an eighth consecutive game the Rice bench outscored their opponents following an 18-13 advantage against FIU. The Owls have outscored their foes 208-99 during that seven game span. 






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