Morgan Mayse Conference USA WBB Player of the Week

Feb. 21, 2011

Irving, Texas - Rice University senior forward Morgan Mayse earned her first career Conference USA Player of the Week honor as announced by the league office Monday. From Athens, Texas, Mayse, averaged a C-USA weekly-best 25 points per game by posting back-to-back career-highs to lead Rice to a pair of league victories. She also was the only conference player to score 50-or-more points and hit eight-or-more three-pointers in the two games last week.

Mayse netted a then-career-high 23 points against UTEP Thursday, pushing her over the 1,000-career point plateau. She's the seventh active C-USA player to reach the milestone this season. She made 64 percent (7-of-11) of her shots from the field, including 4-4 from three-point range, as well as 5-6 at the free throw line.

Morgan improved her career-high the following game with a game- and personal-best 27 points at Southern Miss Sunday. She shot 56 percent (10-of-18) from the field, 50.0 percent (4-of-8) from beyond the arc and 75.0 percent (3-of-4) from the free throw line. Mayse's 27 points against the Golden Eagles is the third-highest point total for a Conference USA-only game this season.

She is now averaging 11.1 ppg overall and 14.8 ppg in C-USA action. Mayse now has 1,031 career points. The Owls had two C-USA Player of the Week honorees last season, Jackie Stanley (Dec. 7) and D'Frantz Smart (Jan. 18).

N15 Courtney Taylor, Houston & Gloria Brown, UTEP
N22 Jasmine Lee, Memphis
N29 Porsche Landry, Houston
D6 Tynikki Crook, Marshall
D13 Courtney Taylor, Houston
D20 Porsche Landry, Houston
D27 Jelisa Caldwell, UCF
J3 Tiffany Aidoo, Tulane
J10 Tiffany Aidoo, Tulane
J17 Courtney Taylor, Houston
J24 Rachel Vigers, Southern Miss
J31 Lesslee Mason, Houston
F7 Courtney Taylor, Houston
F21 Morgan Mayse, Rice



N15 Jameirra Faulkner, Southern Miss
N22 Whitney Bibbins, Tulane
N29 Kelli Willingham, UTEP
D6 Jessica Kuster, Rice
D13 Jameirra Faulkner, Southern Miss
D20 Jessica Kuster, Rice
D27 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J3 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J10 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J17 Jessica Kuster, Rice
J24 Jameirra Faulkner, Southern Miss
J31 Jessica Kuster, Rice
F7 Jessica Kuster, Rice
F14 Jessica Kuster, Rice
F21 Karisma Chapman, UAB



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