Owls Host Old Dominion on Thursday
Jan. 14, 2015
Rice Owls (6-8, 1-2 C-USA) vs. Old Dominion (8-6, 1-2 C-USA)
Game 15 Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 6 p.m. (CT)
Houston, Texas Tudor Fieldhouse (5,750)
Video: Owl Vision ($)
Audio: Listen Live (Free)
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Series Record: ODU leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: ODU won, 85-49 on Feb. 19, 2014
Owls Return Home to Face ODU
Rice (6-8, 1-2) returns home after a season-long road trip to face Old Dominion (8-6, 1-2) Thursday at 6 p.m. The Owls have started C-USA play 1-2 as have the Lady Monarchs. Thursday's contest will be just the second meeting between the two schools after last year's 84-49 win by the Lady Monarchs at Tudor Fieldhouse on Feb. 19.
Last Time Out
The Owls dropped a 53-48 road contest at North Texas, spearheaded by an 11-5 run by the Mean Green over the final four minutes to pull away from the Owls. Eleven different Rice players scored, led by 9 points from Megan Palmer, but the Owls managed to shoot just 33 percent for the game and scored just 21 second half points.
Old Dominion Scouting Report
The Lady Monarchs have lost two straight coming into play Thursday and three out of their last four contests overall. ODU is led in scoring by sophomore guard Jennie Simms, who is averaging 17.7 points per contest. The Lady Monarchs were picked to finish sixth in C-USA after earning a WNIT bid last season.