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*The Owls continue their season-long seven match homestand on Tuesday when they host the Houston Baptist Huskies in a mid-week tilt at 6 p.m. at Tudor Fieldhouse.
*Rice is coming off a 2-1 performance last weekend at the Rice Adidas Invitational I while HBU has won seven of their first eight matches overall. The Owls are a perfect 9-0 all-time against HBU, including a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies last season at Rice.
*Rice ranks as the No. 1 team in C-USA in attacks per set (37.57) and is second in digs per set (16.49).
Sophomore libero Lee Ann Cunningham is second in C-USA in both digs per set (5.19) and total digs (192). The Kentucky native has five matches of 20 or more digs in 2017.
*Senior middle blocker Portia Okafor currently has the highest hitting percentage (.329) in school history and is 8th in total blocks (380). Okafor led all of C-USA last season in blocks per set (1.28) and was second in total blocks (136).
*McDaniel ranks eighth in Rice history with 2,719 career assists and is fifth in assists per set (10.83). She is currently ranked fourth in the league in assists per set (11.03) this season.