Jan. 17 W-Basketball Results/Highlights

Jan. 17, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Senior wing Janique Kautsky led three Green Wave players in double figures with a career-high 17 points as Tulane defeated Conference USA foe Rice, 69-65, Thursday evening in Tudor Fieldhouse. Rice saw its seven-game home winning streak come to an end.

Memphis defeated East Carolina, 66-56, at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The Tigers notched their second win in Conference USA while picking up their fifth straight win over the Pirates. Freshman guard Ariel Hearn led the way for Memphis with 15 points with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Nicole Dickson not far behind with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Sophomore Destynee Hives-McCray scored a career-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season to lead SMU to a 79-69 win at Southern Miss. The Mustangs improved to 3-0 in Conference USA for the first time since joining the league in 2005-06 and stretched the win streak to four games with their eight double-digit win of the season.

Tulsa jumped out of the gates and never looked back as the Golden Hurricane defeated Marshall 67-49 to earn its first Conference USA victory of the season at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The Hurricane shot a solid 62.5 percent from 3-point land, while holding the Thundering Herd to a 20-perecent clip. TU shot a season-high 51.1 percent from the field, and out rebounded Marshall 41-25. Freshman Kelsee Grovey scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting to pace the Hurricane. She also was 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Updated C-USA Women's Basketball Standings & Stats

 Thursday, Jan. 17  Highlights
 at Memphis 66, East Carolina 56  Freshman G Ariel Hearn led all scorers with 15 points, while redshirt junior G Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir added 13 and senior F Nicole Dickson chipped in 11. The Tigers (11-6, 2-1) shot 42.6 percent from the field, hitting 20-of-47 shots.
Senior F Britny Edwards finished the game with her seventh double-double as she scored 14 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds for the Pirates (11-5, 1-2). ECU out-rebounded the Tigers, 38-34.
 at Tulsa 67, Marshall 49  Tulsa (6-10, 1-2) Sophomore G Kelsee Grovey scored a career-high 20 points, followed by senior G Taleya Mayberry's 18 and 10 from sophomore G Kadan Brady. Junior F Loren McDaniel grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, while the Hurricane ended with a 41-25 advantage on the boards.
Sophomore G Shay Weaver led the Herd (6-10, 0-3) with 12 points. Suporia Dickens (11) and Chukwuka Ezeigbo (10) also scored in double digits.
 Tulane 69, at Rice 65  Senior wing Janique Kautsky led three Green Wave (13-3, 2-1) players in double figures with a career-high 17 points. Sophomore G Danielle Blagg came off the bench to score 14 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, while redshirt-sophomore F Whitney Bibbins added 13.
Rice had four players finish with double-figure scoring totals as sophomore F Christal Porter had 17, followed by junior F Jessica Kuster with 15, sophomore F Nakachi Maduka with 13 and freshman F Megan Palmer with 11. Rice (9-7, 1-2) saw its seven-game home winning streak come to an end.
 SMU 79, at Southern Miss 69  Five Mustangs scored in double digits topped off by sophomore F Destynee Hives-McCray's 22 points and 10 rebounds, her fourth double-double of the season and her career. SMU (12-4, 3-0) shot 49.1 (30-of-61) from the field.
Southern Miss (9-7, 1-2) was led by junior G Jamierra Faulkner's 24 points, followed by Nitesha Pierce's 17 and Ance Celmina added 11. USM out rebounded the Mustangs, 41-37.
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Houston at Marshall (C-USADN) 11 a.m.
Tulsa at East Carolina (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
Southern Miss at UCF (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Memphis at Tulane (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Rice at SMU (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
UAB at UTEP (FSN) 2 p.m.

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