Game 5 Notes (at Oklahoma State)
Rice Owls (3-1) at Oklahoma State Cowgirls (5-0)
Game 5 • Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 • 1 p.m. (CT)
Stillwater, Okla. • Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
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Series Record: Oklahoma State leads, 6-0
Owls Make Trek to Stillwater to face Cowgirls
Off to their best start (3-1) since the 2008-09 season, the Rice Owls will face the challenge of snapping the Oklahoma State Cowgirls 52-game, non-conference home win streak on Saturday in a 1 p.m. contest at the historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. This will be the seventh-ever meeting between the Owls and Cowgirls, with Oklahoma St. holding a 6-0 all-time edge (4-0 at Gallagher-Iba Arena). The Owls have won two straight games by an average margin of 15 points.
Last Time Out
Rice limited Grand Canyon to just 31 percent shooting from the field while placing three players in double-figure scoring in a 64-50 win on Tuesday. The Owls were led by a game-high 22 points from junior guard Shani Rainey. The Fairfield, Texas native scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half and finished the evening 7-of-12 (2-of-4 from three-point territory) from the floor and made 6-of-8 at the free throw line. It marked the third 20-point performance for Rainey in four games to start the season.
Senior forward Jasmine Goodwine contributed 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, 2-of-3 at the free throw line, and got the Owls out to a quick start offensively by scoring 11 of those points in the opening half. Sophomore forward Lexie Ducat came close to a double-double for the Owls with 10 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes of action.
OSU Scouting Report
The Cowgirls have started the season 5-0 and have outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 180-84. OSU has outscored four of its five opponents in the paint this season and has scored at least 40 points in the paint on three occasions. OSU’s 52-game non-conference home win streak is currently the second-longest active string in the nation. OSU’s run trails only Georgia’s streak of 59 consecutive non-league wins at home.
Rainey Leading the Way
Junior guard Shani Rainey leads the Owls in scoring through four games this season, averaging 17.8 points per contest. The Fairfield, Texas native ranks 86th in the nation in scoring and is 31st in the country in field goal percentage (62.1%).
The Owls return home to face the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.