Nov. 13 C-USA Women's Basketball Recap
Nov. 13, 2010
IRVING, Texas - Defending Conference USA regular-season and tournament champion Tulane opened the 2010-11 season with a 10-point win over South Alabama in New Orleans Saturday afternoon. The UTEP Miners also picked up a 72-57 win over UC Irvine to tip-off the year, while Marshall won its second game, 62-54, over Longwood, host of the Lancer Classic, in Farmville, Va.
UCF dropped to the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT with a 77-67 loss to host Florida. Tulsa lost to defending NCAA DII champion Emporia State, 68-64, inside the Reynolds Center. Rice suffered a one-point loss to Florida International, 66-65, at the World Vision Invitational and will now face host and second-ranked Baylor in Waco, Texas Sunday.
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UPCOMING MATCHES (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)
C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS (Saturday, Nov. 13)
^ Junior G Ashia Patrick scored a game-high 19 points as UCF pushed Florida late in the second half of Saturday's Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament at the O'Connell Center. The Knights stormed back in the final minutes, but could not overcome the deficit, falling to the Gators, 77-67, in the season opener for both teams. Patrick led all scorers with her 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field.
^ Marshall's Tynikki Crook's 13 second half points led the Thundering Herd to a 62-54 victory against Longwood in the final game of the Lancer Classic on Saturday at Willett Hall. Crook finished the night with a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds for her 19th career double-double.
^ Despite four players in double-digit scoring, Rice fell 66-65 to Florida International in the World Vision Classic at the Ferrell Center. Rice was led by junior G D'Frantz Smart's early season-high of 17 points (15 in the second-half), while Brianna Hypolite tallied 15 points.
^ Junior-college transfer Gloria Brown led UTEP with 22 points and 10 rebounds in only 17 minutes of action as the Miners defeated UC Irvine, 72-57, in El Paso. The 22 points rank as the third-highest total for a Miner in her debut. Junior G Dietra Caldwell joined Brown in double digits with 17 points.
^ Sophomore G Taleya Mayberry registered a team-leading 25 points, but it wasn't enough as Tulsa dropped a 68-64 decision to Emporia State at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Freshman F Amanda Mason also scored in double figures for the Golden Hurricane with 13 points.
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