Jan. 27, 2012
Rice (10-10, 4-3) at Houston (2-16, 1-5)
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012 4 p.m. (CT)
Hofheinz Pavilion Houston, Texas
Television: FSN with Bob Rathbun (p-b-p) and Christy Scott
The Rice Owls women's basketball team puts its two-game winning streak on the line when it plays at Houston on Saturday. Game time is at 4 p.m. inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Quick Look at the Owls
Rice head coach Greg Williams won his 300th career victory with a 66-44 win over East Carolina on Thursday. He also now has 99 victories as coach of the Rice Owls.
Sophomore Jessica Kuster is the only C-USA player averaging a double-double at 17.2 ppg and 11.1 rpg. Senior Brianna Hypolite is averaging 11.7 ppg and freshman Christal Porter is at 5.9 rpg. Senior D'Frantz Smart has 517 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.
Houston leads the series 41-7. The Cougars won both meetings last year 71-51 at UH and 74-70 at Rice. Jessica Kuster led the Owls with 18 points in game one, while Morgan Mayse tallied 24 points in the second contest.
Quick Look at Houston
The Cougars are led in scoring by Roxana Button's 18.7 points a game, which is also tops in Conference USA. Amanda Lawson is second in scoring at 8.7 ppg, while Terran Alford is the squad's top rebounder (6.2 rpg). Button also averages 5.0 rebounds a contest, while Lawson is at 5.2 rpg.