Dec. 20 W-Basketball Results & Highlights

Dec. 20, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Nakachi Maduka hit two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining to give Rice a 43-41 victory over future C-USA member UTSA at Tudor Fieldhouse. The Owls overcame a nine point deficit in the last 13 minutes to win the game. The Owls (6-4) have won four consecutive games, and are 5-1 at home this season.

Also victorious Thursday night was Marshall and UTEP. A solid defensive was the key for Marshall (6-5) as they picked up a 52-46 win over Furman at the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd forced 20 turnovers and led by senior Leandra King's career-high five blocks, while Erica Woods earned four of the Herd's eight steals. UTEP cruised to an easy 60-45 victory over New Mexico at the Don Haskins Center. Three Miners scored in double digits, led by 22 points from junior forward Kayla Thornton.

Updated C-USA Women's Basketball Standings & Stats

 Thursday, Dec. 20  Highlights
 at Marshall 52, Furman 46  Marshall's (6-5) defense forced the Paladins to turn the ball over 20 times. Senior Leandra King recorded a career-high five blocks, while Erica Woods earned four of the Herd's eight steals.
 at Rice 43, UTSA 41  Nakachi Maduka had a team-high 12 points, while Christal Porter grabbed a game-best 14 rebounds.
 at UTEP 60, New Mexico 45  Senior F Kayla Thornton scored a game-high 22 points, followed by 11 from Irene Gari and Anete Steinberga added 10. UTEP hit 20-of-29 free throws.
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Texas State at Houston (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
Wichita State at SMU (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at Marshall (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Memphis at Seton Hall 2 p.m.
UT Martin at UAB (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Tulsa at Grambling State 3 p.m.
Central Arkansas at Southern Miss (C-USADN) 4 p.m.
North Texas at Tulane (C-USADN) 4 p.m.
UCF at Florida Gulf Coast 6 p.m.

More information on your favorite team can be found on the school websites:

East Carolina | Houston | Marshall | Memphis | Rice | SMU | Southern Miss | Tulane | Tulsa | UAB | UCF | UTEP



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