Dec. 30, 2012
IRVING, Texas -
Conference USA went 5-3 in Sunday's women's basketball action as league leaders UTEP and Tulane extended their winning streaks. The Miners cruised to an 83-56 victory over UTPA as junior Kayla Thornton (15 points & 14 rebounds) and sophomore Chrishauna Parker (17 points & 12 rebounds) registered double-doubles at the Don Haskins Center Sunday afternoon.
Tulane won its fifth-straight Tulane/DoubleTree Classic with a close 69-63 win over McNeese State in Devlin Fieldhouse. MVP selection Whitney Bibbins led three Green Wave players in double figures with a game-high 25 points.
Rice earned its sixth-consecutive victory as freshman Elena Gumbs hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining to cap a 13-point comeback against Lamar, 62-56. Gumbs ended the game with a career-high 15 points, including the last six of the game.
SMU ended the Surf `N Slam Classic at San Diego State with an 88-73 win over Harvard. The 88 point outing by the Mustangs marked a season-high.
UAB had four players with 10-or-more points and forced UNC-Greensboro into 25 turnovers for an 80-62 victory at Bartow Arena. The win marked the third time this season UAB has had four players in double figures, while the Blazers forced 25 or more turnovers in a game for the sixth time in 12 games on the year.
Updated C-USA Women's Basketball Standings & Stats
|C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
| Sunday, Dec. 30
| Tulane 69, McNeese State 63
|| RS-sophomore F Whitney Bibbins, who posted the team's first double-double of the season with 11 rebounds and 25 points, was named MVP of the 17th Annual Tulane/DoubleTree Classic. She averaged 21.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 68.0 percent from the field (17-of-25) over the weekend. Senior G Olivia Grayson joined Bibbins on the all-tournament team.
| at Rice 62, Lamar 56
|| Freshman G Elena Gumbs hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining to cap a 13-point comeback as the Owls picked up their sixth-straight victory. Junior F Jessica Kuster posted her 35th career double-double with 21 points and 18 rebounds.
| at UAB 80, UNC Greensboro 62
|| Junior F Ashley Grimes finished with 18 points, while Amber Jones and Karisma Chapman added 14 points each. The Blazers forced 25 UNCG turnovers.
| SMU 88, vs. Harvard 73
|| Junior F Keena Mays scored 25 points, reaching 20 or more for the fourth time in five games. Senior G Alisha Filmore netted a season-high 22 points, including hitting four 3-pointers in eight attempts. Mays earned all-tournament honors at the Surf `N Slam Classic.
| at UTEP 83, UTPA 56
|| UTEP won its seventh-straight game behind a pair of double-double performances from junior F Kayla Thornton (15 points & 14 rebounds) and sophomore G Chrishauna Parker (17 points & 12 rebounds).
| at Stephen F. Austin 73, Tulsa 69
|| Senior G Taleya Mayberry scored a career-high 33 points on 13 of 29 shooting, including a 2-for-5 performance from beyond the arch. Junior F Loren McDaniel and senior F Tiffani Couisnard led the game with 16 and 10 rebounds, respectively.
| at Navy 67, Marshall 51
|| Junior F Erica Woods and freshman G Norrisha Victrum each scored 11 points. The point total is a season-high for Woods as she hit a career-high three 3-pointers. Woods also topped the team with seven boards.
| at Texas Tech 86, Houston 56
|| Freshman G Jessieka Palmer posted a team-high 13 points in 23 minutes of action, while freshman G Alecia Smith and junior F Yasmeen Thompson each chipped in nine points.
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MON., DECEMBER 31
Tennessee Tech at Memphis (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
William Carey at Southern Miss (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
TUE., JANUARY 1
Rice at 24/22 Texas A&M 2 p.m.
WED., JANUARY 2
UT Chattanooga at UAB (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
East Carolina at George Mason 6 p.m.
THUR., JANUARY 3
Langston at Tulsa (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
FRI., JANUARY 4
UCF at Bowling Green 6 p.m.
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