Women's Basketball Draws National TV Appearance

Shani Rainey and the Owls will face FIU on national television on Feb. 20.
Sept. 16, 2015

IRVING, Texas – The Rice Owls women’s basketball game at FIU on Feb. 20 was one of eight Conference USA games selected to be featured on FOX Sports Networks, the league announced on Wednesday.

Rice and FIU will square off in Miami in front of a national stage with tipoff set for 11 a.m. (CT). The game will be a reunion of sorts with first-year Rice head coach Tina Langley squaring off against first-year head coach Marlin Chinn of FIU.

The two coaches spent the previous six seasons together on the coaching staff at Maryland and shared back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2014 and 2015.

The Owls return nine letterwinners from last season while incorporating five newcomers. Rice opens the regular season on Nov. 13 on the road at Kentucky while hosting Texas on Nov. 21 in the home opener.






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