Dec. 18, 2011
Rice (5-5) at SFA (8-2)
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011 7 p.m. (CT)
Johnson Coliseum Nacogdoches, Texas
The Rice women's basketball team begins its first of four straight road games with a contest at SFA (8-2) on Tuesday night (Dec. 20) at 7 p.m. The Owls then travel to UTSA (Dec. 30), Lamar (Jan. 2), and at UAB (Jan. 5).
Quick Look at the Owls
After a 13-day break, Rice defeated Texas State 73-66 and witness the return of its leading scorer and rebounder, Jessica Kuster. Kuster had missed the two games in the Gene Hackerman Invitational with an injured foot.
Kuster averages 19.9 ppg and 12.8 rpg, to lead Rice. Senior Brianna Hypolite is averaging 11.4 ppg and freshman Christal Porter is at 6.3 rpg. Senior guard D'Frantz Smart has 474 career assists and needs two more to surpass Kim Lawson's (1999-2003) total of 475 to hold the school record.
Quick Look at SFA
SFA is 8-2 after losing a close game (69-64) vs. Arkansas State on Dec. 17. Tammara Marion leads SFA in scoring (14.3 ppg) and Amina Sawyer is the squad's leading rebounder (5.1 rpg). SFA is averaging 62.3 ppg and is allowing, on average, 55 ppg. SFA has beaten, Rice's fellow Conference USA member, Southern Miss, on the road 66-65.