Owls at UTSA on Friday

Brianna Hypolite.

Dec. 29, 2011

Rice (5-6) at UTSA (4-8)
Fri., Dec. 30, 2011 • 7 p.m. (CT)
Convocation Center • San Antonio, Texas

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Rice Head Coach Greg Williams
Greg Williams (Rice, 1970) is now in his seventh season as the head coach of his alma mater. Williams has a 94-106 record at Rice and an 18-year career mark of 295-245.

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.

Up Next
Rice plays at Lamar on Jan. 2 and begins Conference USA action on Jan. 5 at UAB.





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