Sept. 28, 2012
Rice assistant women's basketball coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin and her Minnesota Lynx start the WNBA Playoffs on Friday, Sept. 28 against the Seattle Storm. The Lynx are defending WNBA Champions, and enter the playoffs with the Western Conference's top seed.
"The championship from last year has no meaning, except for our ability to understand the amount of hard work that is needed to be successful in the playoffs," said McWilliams-Franklin. "Everyone is gunning for our heads."
The Lynx take on Seattle in a three game series, starting on Friday at 8 p.m., with television coverage available on ESPN 2. Game two is at Seattle on Sunday, with tip at 8 p.m. on ESPN. If necessary, the series moves to a third game at Minnesota on Tuesday, with television coverage on ESPN 2.
The winner of the series plays the winner of the Los Angeles/San Antonio series in the Western Conference Finals
McWilliams-Franklin joins the Rice squad as a coach whenever her WNBA season is finished, where she hopes to bring some playoff wisdom to the Owls.
"There's a toughness that each player needs to make an impact in the playoffs, but you also have to bring your steady game you've had all along during the regular season," said McWilliams-Franklin. "As a coach, I impart some the necessary tools players need to be impact players for our team on any given night."
"Each game should be viewed as the big stage and your A-game should always be on display, no matter who the opponent is on the other side of the court," added McWilliams-Franklin.
Owls Look to Continue Surge Saturday in El Paso
02/17/2017 - Fresh off a big comeback victory in San Antonio, the Rice Owls look for their fourth straight win on Saturday when they face the Miners of UTEP at ...
Owls Rally to Defeat Roadrunners, 66-61
02/16/2017 - The Rice Owls women’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point third quarter deficit to defeat the UTSA Roadrunners 66-61 Thursday evening at ...
Owls Four-Game Road Trip Begins Thursday at UTSA
02/15/2017 - After winning three of their last four contests, the surging Owls embark on a four-game road trip that begins on Thursday (7 p.m.) at UTSA.
Ozoude Selected C-USA Freshman of the Week
02/13/2017 - Rice freshman center Gabby Ozoude was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
Owls Dominate FAU in 89-55 Victory
02/11/2017 - The Rice Owls women’s basketball team led from start to finish in an impressive 89-55 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls Saturday afternoon...
Women's Basketball Hosts Florida Atlantic on...
02/10/2017 - Rice concludes their three-game homestand on Saturday when they host Florida Atlantic in the only meeting between the two teams this season.
Owls Use Long Ball to Take Down FIU, 74-55
02/09/2017 - The Rice Owls women’s basketball team used a 26-6 third quarter surge to defeat the FIU Panthers 74-55 Thursday evening at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Owls Look to Bounce Back Thursday vs. FIU
02/07/2017 - Rice continues their three-game homestand this week with a pair of contests against schools from Florida, beginning first with FIU on Thursday (7 p...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store