Owls Travel to LSU on Wednesday

Nov. 15, 2016

Game 2 Notes (LSU)

Rice Owls (1-0) at LSU Lady Tigers (2-0)

Game 2 • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 • 7 p.m. (CT)
Baton Rouge, La. • Maravich Center (13,215)
Buy Tickets Online: LSUSports.net
Video Stream: SEC Network+
Live Stats: StatBroadcast.com 
Twitter Updates: @RiceWBasketball | @LSUwbkb
Series Record: LSU leads, 3-1

Owls Travel to LSU for Road Opener
Following a 68-57 victory in their season opener at home vs. Prairie View A&M, the Owls make their first road trip of the year on Wednesday when they face off against the LSU Lady Tigers on the SEC Network+. This will mark the fifth-ever meeting between the two schools with LSU holding a 3-1 all-time advantage. The last time the two teams met the Lady Tigers defeated the Owls 73-51 in 2003. The Owls went 4-11 last season on the road.

Last Time Out
Rice improved to 30-9 all-time in season openers with their 68-57 triumph over Prairie View A&M. Junior guard Shani Rainey recorded her sixth career 20-point game and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds while senior guard Maya Hawkins played a splendid all-around contest with 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Senior forward Jasmine Goodwine was the third Owl to score in double-figures, adding 17 points in 39 minutes. 

Sharing the Rock
The Owls recorded 20 assists as a team on 24 made field goals in last Saturday’s win over the Lady Panthers. Three Owls dished out four or more assists, led by eight assists from senior guard Maya Hawkins. Sophomores Gabrielle Stanton and Lexie Ducat each established career-highs in assists with five and four, respectively. Last season the Owls posted 20 assists in a single contest just once. 

LSU Scouting Report
Off to a 2-0 start, the Lady Tigers were picked to finish 12th out of 14 teams in the SEC. LSU finished 13th last season after losing several players to season-ending injuries. After defeating Louisiana Tech 77-73 in the season opener, the Lady Tigers followed that victory with a 60-57 triumph over Georgia Tech on Sunday. Through two games LSU has four players averaging double-figures, led by 15 points apiece from Chloe Jackson (Soph., G) and Alexis Hyder (Sr., F/C). 

What's Next
Following Wednesday’s game in Baton Rouge, the Owls will return to the city of Houston to play crosstown foe Houston Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.






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