Jan. 27, 2013
IRVING, Texas -
Five of the six Conference USA women's basketball teams picked up a road win Sunday in league action. League leader SMU cruised by Tulsa with a 71-46 victory to move to 5-0 in C-USA action and 14-4 overall. Also picking up double digits victories were Southern Miss, UAB and UTEP.
USM was the only home team to win Sunday as they defeated Rice, 76-57. The Golden Eagles scored 53 second half points, the most in a half this season. Junior G Jamierra Faulkner led all scorers with a game-high 26 points while dishing out a C-USA single game record 16 assists in league play.
UAB tallied its fourth conference victory as the Blazers downed host Marshall, 61-45. Head coach Audra Smith's team committed just seven turnovers, marking the second time in three games her team has recorded single-digit turnovers.
UTEP swept its Houston tour as the Miners picked up a 65-54 win over the Cougars Sunday and a 49-48 victory over Rice Thursday. Junior F Anete Steinberga produced her second double-double in the last three games as she scored a game-high 20 points and had a team-best 12 rebounds. There were four ties and 11 lead changes in Sunday's action.
East Carolina and UCF had a tougher time picking up a conference road win, nevertheless did so. After being down 10 points in the opening period, the Pirates fought back to tie the score three times in the second half and went ahead for good on a 3-pointer by senior F Whitny Edwards with 2:41 to play. ECU earned its first win, 55-52, over Tulane since Feb. 17, 2007.
UCF picked up its first conference win of the season with a 70-65 win at Memphis. The Knights trailed by as much as 14 points but was able to deliver Memphis its first home conference loss and snatched its first win at Elma Roane Fieldhouse since 2009. Junior F Erika Jones led three Knights in double figures with her first double-double of the year thanks to a career-high 18 points and season-high 17 rebounds.
Updated C-USA Women's Basketball Standings & Stats
|C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
| Sunday, Jan. 27
| SMU 71, at Tulsa 46
|| SMU (14-4, 5-0) out-scored Tulsa 44-27 in the second half to stretch the win streak to six games. Junior G Keena Mays led four Mustangs in double figures with 12 points in 22 minutes as action as freshman F Lexus Williams scored 10 points, reaching double digits for the first time in her career. Senior F Akil Simpson finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, and sophomore F Destynee Hives-McCray chipped in 10 points. The SMU defense held Tulsa scoreless from behind the arc. The Mustangs out-rebounded Tulsa. 47-37.
Tulsa (7-12, 2-4) saw its two-game winning streak come to an end Sunday. Freshman G Kelsee Grovey scored 11 of her game-high 13 points in the second half, while senior G Taleya Mayberry added nine points, all coming in the first half.
| UTEP 65, at Houston 64
|| Junior F Anete Steinberga produced her second double-double in the last three games as she scored a game-high 20 points and had a team-best 12 rebounds. There were four ties and 11 lead changes. The Miners (16-2, 4-1) owned the boards, with a +19 margin (50-31). UTEP has won the 12 straight league road games.
Three Cougars (9-9, 3-2) reached double figures, with freshman F Marche' Amerson leading the way with 11 points. Junior F Te'onna Campbell scored eight points and had a career-best 16 boards while swiping five steals. Senior Porsche Landry and junior C Yasmeen Thompson teach contributed 10 points.
| UAB 61, at Marshall 45
|| UAB (12-5, 4-1) committed single-digit turnovers (7) for the second time in three games. Four Blazers scored in double figures, including senior G Amber Jones, who finished with 21 points. Meanwhile, junior F Karisma Chapman scored 18 points, followed by Junior F Ashley Grimes (12) and senior F Michaelea Kleist (10).
Marshall was led by senior Erica Woods, who totaled 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals after playing all 40 minutes. She went 5-for-10 from the field and also added two assists. Marshall out-rebound the Blazers, 33-24.
| East Carolina 55, at Tulane 52
|| East Carolina (13-5, 3-2) earned its first win over Tulane since Feb. 17, 2007. Senior G Celeste Stewart led the team with a game-high 14 points while senior F Britny Edwards posted the only double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. After being down 10 points in the opening period, the Pirates fought back to tie the score three times in the second half and went ahead for good on a 3-pointer by senior F Whitny Edwards with 2:41 to play.
Freshman C Chinwe Duru came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points and sophomore G Jamie Kaplan posted her second-consecutive double-digit scoring contest with 10. Tulane (14-4, 3-2) held a 25-21 advantage at the break.
| UCF 70, at Memphis 65
|| UCF (7-12, 1-4) trailed by as much as 14 points but was able to deliver Memphis its (12-8, 3-3) first home conference loss and snatched its first win at Elma Roane Fieldhouse since 2009. Junior F Erika Jones led three Knights in double figures with her first double-double of the year thanks to a career-high 18 points and season-high 17 rebounds. Senior G Gevenia Carter added 17 points, including two clutch threes in the second half. UCF out-rebounded Memphis, 46-34, and converted that into 15 second chance points.
Memphis (12-8, 3-3) was led by senior F Nicole Dickson with 20 points and 10 rebounds for third double-double of the season and 13th of her career.
| at Southern Miss 76, Rice 57
|| Southern Miss (11-8, 3-3) outscored Rice 53-16 in the second half and junior G Jamierra Faulkner and senior C Ance Celmina each posted double-doubles. The 53 second half points were the most in a half this season. Faulkner led all scorers with a game-high 26 points while dishing out a career-high and school record tying 16 assists. Celmina had career highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Rice (9-10, 1-5) was led by junior F Jessica Kuster who had 15 points with five rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Freshman G Breion Allen set a career-high for the second consecutive game with her first double-digit scoring performance of 10 points.
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THUR., JANUARY 31
Marshall at East Carolina (C-USADN) 6 p.m.
Tulane at UCF (C-USADN) 6 p.m.
Houston at SMU (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Rice at Memphis (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Southern Miss at UAB (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Tulsa at UTEP (C-USADN) 8 p.m.
SAT., FEBRUARY 2
Tulane at Houston (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
SUN., FEBRUARY 3
UCF at East Carolina (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
Memphis at Marshall (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
UAB at Rice (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
SMU at UTEP (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Tulsa at Southern Miss (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
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