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CUSA Ranking
 1 Rice 16-0(25-3) 
 2 UAB 12-4(24-5) 
 3 Middle Tenn.St. 11-5(20-9) 
 4 W.Kentucky 11-5(17-13) 
 5 ODU 10-6(20-9) 
 6 Marshall 10-6(16-13) 
 7 Charlotte 9-7(17-11) 
 8 S.Mississippi 9-7(17-12) 
 9 N.Texas 7-9(14-14) 
 10 Louisiana Tech 6-10(14-15) 
 11 UTEP 5-11(8-21) 
 12 UTSA 2-14(7-21) 
 13 FIU 2-14(5-24) 
 14 Florida Atlantic 2-14(5-24) 

CUSA Men 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Gustafson, Iowa27.8 
 2. McDonald, Arizona25.0 
 3. Anigwe, California22.9 
 4. Carter, Texas A&M22.5 
 5. Carleton, Iowa St.21.4 
 6. Durr, Louisville21.3 
 7. Ogunbowale, Notre D.21.0 
 8. Collier, Connecticut20.9 
 9. Dungee, Arkansas20.1 
 10. Hristova, Washingt.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kristine ANIGWE
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Anigwe, California16.3 
 2. McCowan, Mississi.13.5 
 3. Gustafson, Iowa13.2 
 4. Magarity, Virginia.12.9 
 5. Bello, Minnesota12.2 
 6. Mompremier, Miami, F.11.9 
 7. Jones, Texas A&M11.5 
 8. Kunaiyi-A., Northwes.10.9 
 9. Mitchell, LSU10.5 
 10. Collier, Connecticut10.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Mangakahia, Syrac.8.4 
 2. Ionescu, Oregon8.1 
 3. Cole, Georgia7.0 
 4. Goth, Kansas St.6.9 
 5. Leonard, Colorado6.7 
 6. Dangerfield, Connecti.6.1 
 7. Doyle, Iowa6.0 
 8. Bean, Utah5.7 
 9. Gylten, Utah5.5 
 10. Jackson, Baylor5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Taylor MURRAY
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Murray, Kentucky3.2 
 2. Westbrook, Clemson2.8 
 3. Leonard, Colorado2.7 
 4. McDonald, Arizona2.6 
 5. Edwards, Clemson2.6 
 6. Gorecki, Duke2.6 
 7. Burton, Northwes.2.4 
 8. Campbell, DePaul2.4 
 9. Mazyck, USC2.3 
 10. Alexander, Auburn2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ae'Rianna HARRIS
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Harris, Purdue3.1 
 2. Austin, Maryland2.6 
 3. Turner, Notre Dame2.6 
 4. Robinson, Georgia2.5 
 5. Cox, Baylor2.5 
 6. Cain, Nebraska2.5 
 7. Wittinger, Illinois2.4 
 8. Moore, TCU2.4 
 9. Smith, Stanford2.4 
 10. McCowan, Mississi.2.4 

Rice Claims 1st C-USA Championship (Photo: CUSA)

Rice University 2018-19
Tina Langley Tina Langley Langley
Erica Ogwumike
Nicole Iademarco
Olivia Ogwumike
Temi Alao
Jasmine Smith
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
13  Ogwumike Erica 175 (5'9'') G 0 USA
22  Iademarco Nicole 185 (6'1'') G/F 96 USA
30  Ogwumike Olivia 180 (5'11'') F 0 USA
24  Alao Temi 178 (5'10'') F 0 USA
10  Smith Jasmine 170 (5'7'') G 0 USA
2  Wiggins Sydne 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
5  Grigsby Lauren 178 (5'10'') G 98 USA
1  Bennett Tayler 170 (5'7'') G 0 USA
25  Ellig Kendall 185 (6'1'') F 0 USA
23  Chrisman Alexah 188 (6'2'') F/C 0 USA
20  Rainey Shani 178 (5'10'') G 96 USA
11  Swayze Haylee 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
21  McCurry Arianna 198 (6'6'') C 0 USA
32  Mulkey Nancy 206 (6'9'') C 98 USA
Head Coach: Tina Langley
Coach Assistant: Lee Aduddell
Coach Assistant: Latara King
Coach Assistant: Winston Gandy

Rice Claims 1st C-USA Championship - Mar 17, 2019

No. 1 seed and No. 24 ranked Rice won its first-ever Conference USA Championship and second league postseason title in school history on Saturday night as the Owls broke open a close contest in the final four minutes to rout No. 3 Middle Tennessee 69-54.

The Owls will carry the nation's second-longest winning streak into the NCAA Tournament. The squad becomes the first team in C-USA history to go undefeated in regular-season conference play and win the league's postseason crown.

2019 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Nancy Mulkey (6'9''-C-98) was named the C-USA Championship MVP. The sophomore registered 24 points on 9-of-20 FG shooting and 6-of-8 free throws to pair with five rebounds, a steal and eight blocks. The center shattered the C-USA title game record, besting the previous blocking clip of 3 last marked in 2017.

The Owls closed the contest on a 38-15 run after the Lady Raiders commanded the action 39-31 with 6:48 to play in the third frame. Rice held onto a slim three-point lead in the final four minutes before amassing 15 of the game's final 18 points. Extra points made all the difference in that period as four Owls combined to hit 10-of-10 foul buckets. Rice would finish the game 19-for-21 from the charity stripe. Defense was another key factor for Rice in the second half as the team outrebounded Middle Tennessee 21-10 and outscored the Lady Raiders 13-2 on second chance points.

Four Owls reached double-figures. 2019 C-USA Player of the Year Erica Ogwumike (5'9''-G) manufactured 15 points (5-11) with a perfect 5-for-5 showing from the free throw line, five rebounds and a pair of assists. Jasmine Smith (5'7''-G) added 10 points on 2-of-3 3-point shots and seven rebounds.

Alex Johnson was one-point shy of her season-high 28 points. The senior shot 50 percent from the field (10-20) and added six rebounds and three assists. C-USA Newcomer of the Year A'Queen Hayes (5'8''-G-96) chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.

Middle came into the matchup hitting nearly 50 percent of its postseason 3-point shots and did just that in the first quarter (4-8). Jess Louro capped an early 7-2 run with a long-range bucket. Freshman Taylor Sutton (5'4''-G) reached a layup out of the media timeout to extend the team's lead 16-9 and Johnson launched her second 3-pointer of the quarter with 2:38 on the board to give Middle Tennessee a nine-point advantage.

The Raiders commanded the entire second frame, but Rice came within three on an Ogwumike layup midway through. Johnson would grab another four points and Rice would trail at the half 34-26 for the second game in a row. Rice has now won seven of 10 games when trailing at halftime this season.

Nicole Iademarco pulled up and swished a 3-pointer with just over three minutes to play in the third to bring Rice within one 39-38. The Owls took their first lead of the second half on a jumper from Sydne Wiggins with under two minutes and pair of free throws from Smith would send Rice into the final stanza ahead by four.

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C-USA Tournament Final: Rice - Middle Tennessee 69-54
C-USA Tournament Semifinals:
Rice - WKU 64-57
Middle Tennessee - UAB 75-65

All-C-USA Awards 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

All-C-USA 1st Team 2019
Kierra Anthony
Shayna Gore
A'Queen Hayes
Terriell Bradley
Erica Ogwumike

All-Tournament MVP: Nancy Mulkey (6'9''-C-98) of Rice
Player of the Year: Erica Ogwumike (5'9''-G) of Rice
Coach of the Year: Tina Langley of Rice

1st Team
G: Kierra Anthony (5'9''-G-97) of Louisiana Tech
G/F: Shayna Gore (5'8''-G/F-97) of Marshall
G: A'Queen Hayes (5'8''-G-96) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Terriell Bradley (5'10''-G) of N.Texas
G: Erica Ogwumike (5'9''-G) of Rice
C: Nancy Mulkey (6'9''-C-98) of Rice
G: Shonte Hailes (5'6''-G) of S.Mississippi
F: Rachael Childress (5'10''-F) of UAB
F: Dee Givens (6'1''-F) of W.Kentucky

2nd Team
G: Laia Raventos (5'7''-G-97) of Charlotte
F: Alex Johnson (6'0''-F) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Victoria Morris (5'8''-G) of ODU
G/F: Nicole Iademarco (6'1''-G/F-96) of Rice
G: Deanna Kuzmanic (5'9''-G) of UAB
G: Miyah Barnes (5'5''-G) of UAB
F: Marie Benson (6'1''-F) of UTSA
F: Raneem Elgedawy (6'4''-F-97) of W.Kentucky

All-Defensive Team
G: Laia Raventos (5'7''-G-97) of Charlotte
C: Anisha George (6'2''-C-98) of N.Texas
C: Nancy Mulkey (6'9''-C-98) of Rice
G: Ajah Wayne (5'9''-G) of ODU
F: Dee Givens (6'1''-F) of W.Kentucky

All-Tournament Team
C: Nancy Mulkey (6'9''-C-98) of Rice
G: Erica Ogwumike (5'9''-G) of Rice
F: Alex Johnson (6'0''-F) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: A'Queen Hayes (5'8''-G-96) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Miyah Barnes (5'5''-G) of UAB

All-Freshman Team
C: Jazmin Harris (6'3''-C) of Charlotte
F: Ce'Nara Skanes (6'0''-F) of FIU
G: Taylor Sutton (5'4''-G) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Ajah Wayne (5'9''-G) of ODU
G: Meral Abdelgawad (5'11''-G-98) of W.Kentucky


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