Rice Faces No. 6 Seed Memphis on Thursday

March 9, 2011

No. 3 seed Rice (18-12, 10-6) vs. Memphis (20-11, 8-8)
Thur., March 10, 2011 • 3:30 p.m. (CT)
Memorial Gymnasium • El Paso, Texas

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El Paso, Texas -- The No 3 seed Rice Owls women's basketball team (18-12, 10-6) takes on Memphis (20-11, 8-8) in the second round of the 2011 Buick Conference USA Championship in El Paso, Texas. Game time is slated for 3:30 p.m. (Central) inside Memorial Gymnasium on the UTEP campus.

Memphis, the No. 6 seed, advances to the second round after defeating No. 11 seed Southern Miss 71-63. The Owls, with a No. 3 seed, had a first round bye.

The Owls won the only meeting this season against Memphis, winning on the road 71-58. Jessica Kuster posted a double-double in the win with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Owls, while junior Brianna Hypolite scored a team-high 18 points. The all-time series between Rice and Memphis is now 4-4.

In other C-USA women's basketball championship action, No. 7 seed UAB (16-14, 7-9) eliminated No. 10 seed Marshall (9-21, 5-11) 56-45. UAB now plays No. 2 seed UCF (19-10, 12-4) on Thursday at 1 p.m. (Central), with the winner facing either Rice or Memphis on Friday at 10 a.m. (Central) on CBS College.

2011 C-USA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE/RESULTS
FIRST ROUNDS - Wednesday, March 9
Morning Session
Game 1: (7) UAB 56, (10) Marshall 45
Game 2: (6) Memphis 71, (11) Southern Miss 63

Afternoon Session
Game 3: (5) East Carolina 71, (12) Tulsa 62
Game 4: (9) UTEP 75, (8) SMU 57

QUARTERFINALS - Thursday, March 10
Morning Session Game 5: (2) UCF vs. UAB 1 p.m.
Game 6: (3) Rice vs. Memphis 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session Game 7: (4) Tulane vs. East Carolina 6 p.m.
Game 8: (1) Houston vs. UTEP 8:30 p.m.

SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 11
Game 9: Game 5 & 6 winners (CBS Sports) 10 a.m.
Game 10: Game 7 & 8 winners (CBS Sports) 12:30 a.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP - Saturday, MARCH 12
Game 11: Game 9 & 10 winners (CBS Sports) 7 p.m.

All times Central.

 

 

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