Owls Host Crosstown Rival Cougars on Saturday

Lexie Ducat and the Owls host Houston on Saturday.
Dec. 4, 2015

Game 7 Notes ( vs. Houston)

Rice Owls (0-6) vs. Houston Cougars (1-5)

Game 7 • Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 • 4 p.m. (CT)
Houston, Texas • Tudor Fieldhouse
Buy Tickets: Ticketmaster 
Video Stream ($): OwlVision
Home Radio Audio Stream (Free): RiceOwls.com
Live Stats: GameTracker
Twitter Updates: @RiceWBasketball | @UHCougarWBB
Series Record: Houston leads, 51-10 (Last meeting Houston won 59-58, 12/3/14)

Owls Host Cougars in H-Town Showdown
The Rice Owls return to action on Saturday to host crosstown rival Houston at 4 p.m. at Tudor Fieldhouse. Houston leads the all-time series over the Owls, 51-10, and has won the last four meetings from the Owls, including a 59-58 victory last season on a three-pointer at the buzzer. The Owls will be looking for their first win of the season while the Cougars have lost three straight and six of seven overall.

Last Time Out
Jasmine Goodwine scored a team-high 12 points and Maya Hawkins and Lauren Grigsby chipped in 9 points apiece but the fourth-ranked Baylor Bears proved too dominant in an 89-38 victory in Waco. The Lady Bears outscored Rice 62-10 in points in the paint and had four players score in double-figures.

Houston Scouting Report
Serithia Hawkins leads the Cougars in scoring at 10 points per game for a Houston team that is averaging just 55 points per contest. The Cougars have four players averaging between seven and 10 points per game. On the flipside the Cougars are allowing just 62.3 points a game. Houston is coming off a 64-50 loss to No. 25/21 Iowa on Nov. 28.

Lang Nominated for WBCA Good Works Team
Rice senior forward Alyssa Lang has been nominated for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate Insurance Agency announced Wednesday. In its fourth year, the Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® recognize players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. Lang is an active leader in FCA, volunteers at the Nehemiah Center, and also spends time at the Texas Children’s Hospital interacting with children.

What’s Next
Because of final exams, the Owls will not play another game until Dec. 17 when they travel to Huntsville to take on the Bearkats of Sam Houston State. The Owls next home game will be Dec. 21 vs. Texas Southern, which will be the start of a five-game homestand.

 

 

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