Dec. 29, 2011
Rice (5-6) at UTSA (4-8)
Fri., Dec. 30, 2011 7 p.m. (CT)
Convocation Center San Antonio, Texas
Quick Look at the Owls
Jessica Kuster averages 19.1 ppg and 11.8 rpg, to lead Rice. Senior Brianna Hypolite is averaging 13.0 ppg and freshman Christal Porter is at 6.3 rpg. Senior guard D'Frantz Smart has 479 career assists to move pass Kim Lawson's (1999-2003) total of 475 to hold the school record. Brianna Hypolite scored a season-high 29 points, with 26 coming in the second-half and in overtime in the game at SFA to earn Conference USA Player of the Week honors.
Series Vs. UTSA
Rice is 1-7 vs. UTSA in the all-time series. The Owls won the last meeting (1/4/10) 70-56, as D'Frantz Smart led Rice with 18 points and 11 rebounds in Houston.
Quick Look at UTSA
The Roadrunners are 4-8 on the season and have lost three of their last four contests. UTSA fell to C-USA foe SMU 69-65 on Dec. 28 (Wed.). The Roadrunners are led in scoring by Ashley Gardner at 13.3 ppg, but has only played in three games. Kamra King follows at 9.3 ppg. Mannasha Bell leds the squad in rebounding at 7.8, with Gardner close at 7.3.
Rice plays at Lamar on Jan. 2 and begins Conference USA action on Jan. 5 at UAB.