Owls Host Southern Miss on Sunday

D'Frantz Smart

Jan. 21, 2012

Rice (8-10, 2-3) vs. Southern Miss (6-12, 0-5)
Sun., Jan. 22, 2012 • 2 p.m. (CT)
Tudor Fieldhouse • Houston, Texas

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The Rice women's basketball team hosts Southern Miss on Sunday, January 22. The game starts at 2 p.m. inside Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice campus.

Rice Head Coach Greg Williams
Greg Williams (Rice, 1970) is now in his seventh season as the head coach of his alma mater. Williams has a 97-109 record at Rice and an 18-year career mark of 298-248.

Quick Look at the Owls
Rice head coach Greg Williams is on the cusp of a not one, but two milestones. Williams is two wins away for career victory number 300 and is three wins short of 300 victories while coaching the Rice Owls.

Sophomore Jessica Kuster is the only C-USA player averaging a double-double at 17.3 ppg and 11.6 rpg (fifth in the nation). Senior Brianna Hypolite is averaging 11.8 ppg and freshman Christal Porter is at 5.9 rpg. Senior guard D'Frantz Smart has 508 career assists and is Rice's all-time assist leader, moving pass Kim Lawson's (1999-2003) total of 475 to hold the school record.

Vs. Southern Miss
Rice leads the all-time series vs. the Golden Eagles 4-2. The Owls won in Hattiesburg, Miss., a year ago by a 79-52 count. Morgan Mayse led Rice with 27 points in the win.

Quick Look at Southern Miss
The Lady Eagles are coming off an 85-44 loss to Memphis on Thursday. Jamierra Faulkner and Tanecka Carey scored in double figures with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Carey continues to lead the team in scoring and rebounding at 16.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while Faulkner is next at 15.5 points per contest.





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