Jan. 24 W-Basketball Results/Highlights

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Jan. 24, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Senior Anete Steinberga banked home a lay-up with 10 seconds to play to propel UTEP to a 49-48 win at Rice Thursday evening. The Owls (9-9, 1-4 C-USA) had a chance to pull out the victory as the shot by Christal Porter rimmed out as time expired. Sophomore Chrishauna Parker led the Orange and Blue (15-2, 3-1 C-USA) with 12 points while Steinberga and Kayla Thornton each added 10. Parker had a huge impact on the eventual game-winning bucket, coming up with a loose ball to save the possession before Irene Gari used a beautiful lob pass to find Steinberga. Junior Jessica Kuster notched a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Megan Palmer chipped in nine points.

Memphis (12-7, 3-2) out-scored UAB 37-23 in the second half to hand UAB (12-5, 3-1) its first loss in a 63-55 decision in Bartow Arena. The Tigers trailed at the half, 32-26, as 11 first half turnovers and 12 first half fouls helped UAB bounce back from a Tiger lead to close out the half on a 16-6 run.

Senior Tiffani Couisnard scored the final three points of the game to give Tulsa a 54-51 win over UCF at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Senior Taleya Mayberry hit a team-best 22 points, while sophomore Kadan Brady scored 11 points. Junior Loren McDaniel pulled down 15 rebounds.

Senior guard Porsche Landry led four Cougars in double figures with 17 points as Houston hung on to defeat Southern Miss by a score of 81-70 at Hofheinz Pavilion. Landry scored in double figures for the 16th time in 17 games this season with her 17-point performance while tying a career high with nine assists to go with five steals in 38 minutes. Freshman guard Marche' Amerson registered her first-career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Houston (9-8, 3-1).

 Thursday, Jan. 24  Highlights
 at Houston 81, Southern Miss 70  Four Cougars scored in double digits as Houston (9-8, 3-1) shot 43.8 percent from the field and held a slim 48-46 edge on the boards. Freshman F Marche Amerson earned her first career double-double as she scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Porsche Landry (17pts/9ast), Te'onna Campbell (15pts/9reb) and Marissa Ashton (12) also scored in double figures.
Southern Miss (10-8, 2-3) had five players in double digits as senior G Tanecka Carey led the squad with 19 points followed by 16 from junior G Jamierra Faulkner. Ten points came from Ance Celmina, Jerontay Clemons and Tiarra Pollnitz.
 Memphis 63, at UAB 55  Memphis (12-7, 3-2) out-scored UAB 37-23 in the second half, after trailing 32-26 at intermission, to hand the Blazers (12-5, 3-1) their first conference loss of the season. Senior F Nicole Dickson was once again the Tigers top scorer with 19 points, followed by freshman G Ariel Hearn's 13. Memphis outrebounded UAB, 42-34.
Senior F Karisma Chapman produced her second career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds for UAB (12-5, 3-1). Senior G Amber Jones added 12 points and had five assists.
 UTEP 49, at Rice 48  Sophomore G Chrishauna Parker (12), Anete Steinberga (10) and Kayla Thornton (10) led UTEP (15-2, 3-1). Saidah Zuberi Allen had a team-best 11 rebounds. Rice outrebounded UTEP, 41-37.
Rice (9-9, 1-4) came all the way back from a 14-point deficit, but missed a game-winner at the buzzer. Junior F Jessica Kuster scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season and 37th of her career. Sophomore F Christal Porter had a potential game-winning 19-foot shot at the buzzer that rimmed out.
 at Tulsa 54, UCF 51  Senior G Taleya Mayberry scored a game-high 22 points, marking the ninth time this season she has surpassed the 20-point mark for Tulsa (7-11, 2-3). Sophomore Kadan Brady scored 11, while seven of the nine players that played scored. Junior F Loren McDaniel grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, including 10 defensive, and senior F Tiffani Couisnard grabbed 10.
Senior G Gevenia Carter led UCF (6-12, 0-4) in scoring with 11 points, while senior F Erika Jones grabbed 10 rebounds. The Knight outrebounded Tulsa, 40-37.
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UTEP at Houston (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
UAB at Marshall (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
East Carolina at Tulane (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
UCF at Memphis (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Rice at Southern Miss (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
SMU at Tulsa (C-USADN) 2 p.m.

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