UPDATED C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook_Feb. 8
Feb. 7, 2013
IRVING, Texas -
SMU earned its ninth consecutive win with a 94-92 triple overtime victory over UAB Thursday night in Moody Coliseum. With the win, the Mustangs remain undefeated in Conference USA action at the midway point in league play at 8-0.
SMU's Keena Mays hit a jumper with 1.3 second remaining in triple overtime to give the Mustangs the victory. The two squads battled back and forth throughout the near three-hour dual as Mays hit key shots down the stretch to give the Mustangs the win. To go along with her final basket, the Kansas transfer hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime to extend the contest.
The three-overtime thriller tied the longest game in UAB history, matching the Blazers' three-overtime win against East Carolina in the 2005-06 season. The last triple overtime game in Conference USA was when UCF lost to South Alabama, 89-76, Nov. 12, 2011.
SMU's Mays was the difference in the final periods, scoring 29 points to go along with 13 rebounds. In all, six Mustangs scored in double figures and three tallied double-doubles.
UAB senior Amber Jones and junior Ashley Grimes each tallied career highs in the loss to lead the Blazers. Jones scored 26 on the night, while Grimes posted 24 points.
Tulane played without two of its top players as leading scorers Whitney Bibbins and Danielle Blagg were sidelined due to illness. However, the Green Wave's depth provided to much for UTEP as Tulane earned a 56-49 win over the Miners in Devlin Fieldhouse.
East Carolina had four players to score in double-figures as the Pirates picked up a 68-59 victory at Houston, extending their winning streak to five. The ECU defense held the Cougars to 21.9-percent shooting in the first half and only allowed one three-point field goal in the game.
UCF shined in front of a national television audience with a 67-52 win over Marshall. Led once again by freshman standout Briahanna Jackson, four Knights reached double-digit scoring. Jackson sank four 3-pointers en route to an 18-point outing coupled with a game-high seven steals.
|C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
| Thursday, Feb. 7
| at SMU 94, UAB 92 3OT
|| SMU (17-4, 8-0) earned its ninth consecutive win with a triple overtime victory, 94-92, over UAB Thursday night in Moody Coliseum. Leading the Mustangs was junior transfer Keena Mays who had a game high 29 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Mays was one of three SMU players with a DD as junior F Akil Simpson had 12 points and 13 rebounds and sophomore F Destynee Hives-McCray netted 14 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.
Senior G Amber Jones led UAB (13-8, 4-4) with 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Ashley Grimes followed Jones with 24 points, while Kelsie Weynand scored 12 and Karisma Chapman contributed 18 points and a team-high tying nine rebounds.
| at Tulane 56, UTEP 49
|| Senior G Olivia Grayson scored a team-high 15 points, while Tiffany Dale and Jamie Kaplan added 10 and 11, respectively, for the Green Wave (17-4, 6-2). Dale also had a game-best 12 boards for her third double-double of the year and second in conference play.
Senior F Anete Steinberga earned fourth double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. This also is Steinberga ninth career DD. Sophomore G Kelli Willingham scored a game-best 18 points. UTEP (17-4, 5-3) drops its second-straight game.
| at UCF 67, Marshall 52
|| UCF (8-14, 2-6) got balance scoring as four players registered 10 or more points. Freshman G Briahanna Jackson led the group with 18 points, seven steals and four rebounds.
Erica Woods led Marshall (7-14, 1-7) with a game-high 20 points, followed by 15 from Suporia Dickens. The Thundering Herd coughed up 25 turnovers, resulting in 23 UCF points.
| East Carolina 68, at Houston 59
|| Kristine Mial came off the bench for a game-high 20 points, followed by Celeste Stewart with 15, Whitny Edwards added 13 and 11 came from Kyani White. ECU (16-5, 6-2) ended with a slight edge on the boards, 50-46.
Senior PG Porsche Landry recorded her first double-double of the season with team best of 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Cougars (9-12, 3-5) were only able to connect on 1-of-8 3-pointers (12.5%), while ECU hit 10-of-29 (34.5%) treys. UH also had 10 TOs to ECU's 12.
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Houston at Rice (FSN) 12 p.m.
Memphis at UCF (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
East Carolina at UAB (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Marshall at SMU (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Tulane at Tulsa (FSN) 2 p.m.
Southern Miss at UTEP (C-USADN) 3 p.m.
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