Jan. 10 W-Basketball Results & Highlights

Jan. 10, 2013

IRVING, Texas - East Carolina, Houston and Southern Miss opened its 2013 Conference USA women's basketball season with home victories Thursday night. UAB and SMU were able to snag impressive road wins as league play gets underway.

ECU started the game on a 10-0 run and led Rice 36-21 at halftime. The Pirates shot 50.0% from beyond the arc in the first half.

Memphis freshman Ariel Hearn's 3-point field goal bounced off the back of the rim, followed by a Tiger rebound that ended up in senior Nicole Dickson hands. But, Dickson could not get a shot off before time expired giving Houston a 77-74 home victory.

Southern Miss had to dig its way out of a double digit second half deficit to defeat Marshall, 48-46. The Lady Eagles, winners of their last four, fell behind by as many as 12 points less than two minutes into the start of the second half.

UAB held UCF to three made field goals in the first half and limited the Knights to just over 26 percent shooting for the game in a 64-46 win.

SMU outscored Tulane, 36-29, after the break and shot an impressive 46.2 percent from the field in the second stanza (12-of-26) to come away with the victory. The loss snapped the Green Wave's four-game winning streak.

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 Thursday, Jan. 10  Highlights
 at East Carolina 60, Rice 41  Senior G Celeste Stewart poured in a career- and game high 21 points for ECU (11-3, 1-0). Rice (8-6, 0-1) sophomore G Maya Adetula posted a personal- and team-best 10 points.
 UAB 64, at UCF 46  Junior G Ashley Grimes had a season- and career-high 21 points for UAB (10-4, 1-0). The Blazers finished with a season-high 52 boards, holding a 52-39 rebounding advantage. Senior G Gevenia Carter posted a team-best 11 points for UCF (6-9, 0-1).
 at Houston 77, Memphis 74  Houston's Porsche Landry and Memphis' (9-6, 0-1) Nicole Dickson, the two seniors on the two teams, each finished with 23 points. Houston (7-7, 1-0) also got 20 points from Marche' Amerson and 13 from Alecia Smith.
 at Southern Miss 48, Marshall 46  Southern Miss (9-5, 1-0) was led by sophomore G Jamierra Faulkner's 15 points and eight assists. Freshman G Norrisha Victrum and sophomore Shay Weaver led Marshall (6-8, 0-1) with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
 SMU 62, at Tulane 46  Junior G Keena Mays netted a game-high 27 points, while junior F Akil Simpson grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for SMU (10-4, 1-0). Senior G Olivia Grayson and sophomore G Danielle Blagg scored in double figures for Tulane (11-3, 0-1) with a respective 17 and 10 points.
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Tulane at Marshall (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Tulsa at Rice (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Houston at UAB (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
UCF at SMU (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
East Carolina at UTEP (C-USADN) 3 p.m.
Southern Miss at Memphis (FSN) 3:30 p.m.

More information on your favorite team can be found on the school websites:

East Carolina | Houston | Marshall | Memphis | Rice | SMU | Southern Miss | Tulane | Tulsa | UAB | UCF | UTEP



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