Jan. 31 W-Basketball Results/Highlights

Go C-USA! Anete Steinberga, UTEP
Go C-USA!
Anete Steinberga, UTEP
Go C-USA!
UPDATED C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook & Stats_Feb. 1

Jan. 31, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Thursday night Conference USA women's basketball action featured five of the six games coming down to seven points or less and three being decided in the final minute of action. League leader SMU extended its win stretch to seven games, tying the fifth longest in school history, with a 58-54 win over Houston in Moody Coliseum. Junior guard Keena Mays scored six points in the last 1:11 and the Mustangs forced four Cougar turnovers in the final 45 seconds for the victory.

UTEP senior forward Anete Steinberga recorded her third double-double in the last four games with 13 points and 10 rebounds, nine defensive, as the Miners cruised to a 50-35 win over Tulsa in El Paso. Redshirt-sophomore Whitney Bibbins came off the bench to lead Tulane with 17 points and blocked a potential game-tying jumper by UCF freshman G Briahanna Jackson as the final horn sounded giving the Green Wave a 57-55 victory in Orlando. Tulane remains perfect away from home at 8-0.

Rice had a furious second-half comeback, but fell just short of erasing a 15-point first half deficit and dropped a 64-60 decision to Memphis in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Junior guard Jamierra Faulkner hit a pair of free throws with 3.4 second left to give Southern Miss a 54-51 win at UAB. Faulkner ended with a game-high 26 points. East Carolina picked up its third-straight victory and ninth home win as the Pirates downed Marshall, 54-47. Senior F Brinty Edwards had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her team-leading ninth double-double of the year.

C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
 Thursday, Jan. 31  Highlights
 at (RV) UTEP 50, Tulsa 35  Senior F Anete Steinberga recorded her third double-double in the last four games with 13 points and 10 rebounds, nine defensive. Junior Kayla Thornton scored a game-high 16, while sophomore G Chrishauna Parker grabbed a game-best 15 boards (7 off, 8 def.).
Tulsa was led by senior Taleya Mayberry's 13 points. The Golden Hurricane was only able to connect on 20 percent from the field but was only rebounded by one, 48-47.
 at SMU 58, Houston 54  Junior G Keena Mays scored six points in the last 1:11 and ended the game with 13 points as SMU (15-4, 6-0) extended its win streak to seven games, tying the fifth longest streak in school history. Senior G Alisha Filmore led the Mustangs with 14 points and junior F Akil Simpson added 11 points and nine rebounds.
Junior F Te'onna Campbell led Houston with 16 points and senior PG Porsche Landry netted 11 before fouling out in the final minute of the game. Houston (9-10, 3-3) suffered four turnovers in the final 45 seconds of the game.
 at East Carolina 54, Marshall 47  Senior F Brinty Edwards recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds for her team-leading ninth double-double of the year. Senior PG Celeste Stewart led the Pirates (14-5, 4-2) for the third straight game with 13 points, while Whitny Edwards added 11. ECU is now 9-1 at home.
Junior G Erika Woods led Marshall (6-13, 0-6) with 14 points, while sophomore F Chukwuka Ezeigbo notched 11 points, nine boards and one block.
 Tulane 57, at UCF 55  Redshirt-sophomore F Whitney Bibbins came off the bench to lead Tulane with 17 points, seven rebounds and blocked a potential game-tying jumper by UCF freshman G Briahanna Jackson as the final horn sounded. Tulane (15-4, 4-2) remains perfect away from home at 8-0.
UCF freshman G Briahanna Jackson led the Knights (7-13, 1-5) with a game-high 27 points and career-high 11 rebounds for her first double-double. She tallied her fifth 20-point game of the year, one of eight players and the only freshman in the leauge to achieve the feat. UCF erased a 10-point deficit to one point with 30 seconds remaining.
 at Memphis 64, Rice 60  Senior F Nicole Dickson produced the games' only double-double with a team-best 18 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. This is Dickson's four DD on the year and 14th for her career. Freshmen guards Ariel Hearn added 16 points and 11 came from Jaymie Jackson. The Tigers (13-8, 4-3) held a 54-43 advantage on the boards and held Rice to just one 3-pointer in nine attempts.
Rice (9-11, 1-6) came back from a 15 point half time deficit and shot 40 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes. Junior F Jessica Kuster scored 22 points, her sixth-straight double digit effort and her sixth 20+ point effort of the year.
 Southern Miss 54, at UAB 51  Junior G Jamierra Faulkner led all scorers with a game-high 26 points to go with six assists and four steals. Sophomore F Nitesha Pierce chipped in 10 points, all in the second half, and senior C Ance Celmina pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. Faulkner hit a pair of free throws with 3.4 second left in the game to secure Southern Miss' win (12-8, 4-3).
Senior G Kelsie Weynand came off the bench to score a team-best 17 points for UAB (13-6, 4-2). Just hours after earning CoSIDA Academic All-District honors senior G Amber Jones added 12 points and junior Karisma Chapman chipped in 10. Southern Miss finished the game shooting 42 percent while UAB connected on only 23.9 percent from the field.
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UPCOMING GAMES
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 (RV) UTEP (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Tulsa at Southern Miss (C-USADN) 2 p.m.

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