Mustangs Claim No. 1 Seed In C-USA Championship Despite Loss At Rice

SMU Mustangs
SMU RICE
46 58
(21-8, 12-4) (14-15, 6-10)



1st 2nd F
 SMU 24 22 46
 RICE 20 38 58

SMU RICE
 Points 46 58
 FG Made-Att. 17-63 20-50
 FG Percentage 27.0% 40.0%
 3FG Made-Att. 4-17 3-11
 3FG Percentage 23.5% 27.3%
 FT Made-Att. 8-15 15-26
 FT Percentage 53.3% 57.7%
 Rebounds 36 49
 Assists 7 11
 Turnovers 18 23
 Blocks 0 2
 Steals 14 7

 Individual Leaders
 Stat  SMU  RICE
 Points  Hives-McCray - 16  Maduka - 16
 Rebounds  Hives-McCray - 13  Kuster - 18
 Assists  Tied (2) - 2  Porter - 3
 Blocks  0  Maduka - 2

 Up Next
 Who:  TBD
 When:  C-USA Champ. - Tulsa, Okla.
 Where:  Thurs., Mar. 14 - TBD Time
 Radio:  KAAM 770 AM
 Live Stats:  SMU Gametracker
 Live Video:  Mustang All-Access
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March 7, 2013

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HOUSTON (SMU) - Destynee Hives-McCray posted her seventh double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Jessica Kuster scored 14 points in the second half to lead Rice to a 58-46 win over SMU in Tudor Fieldhouse Thursday night.

The Mustangs (21-8, 12-4 Conference USA) were held to just 22 points in the second half after leading 24-20 at halftime. SMU held Kuster to just one point in the first half, but the only player in C-USA went 4-for-5 in the second half to finish with 15 points and 18 rebounds.

Alisha Filmore hit two of her first three 3-pointers, but finished 3-of-7 from behind the arc as SMU made only four overall. The senior scored 13 points, reaching double digits for the 22nd time this season. Rice (14-15, 6-10 C-USA) shot 40 percent for the game, 20-of-50, and the Owls were 12-of-23 in the second half, 52.2 percent.

SMU was just 17-of-63 from the field, 27 percent, and the Mustangs were out-rebounded 49-36. SMU will be the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA Championship March 13-16 in Tulsa, Okla. The Mustangs will play the winner of the 8-9 game on Thursday, March 14. The game time is still yet to be determined.