Marshall Travels to Rice for Sunday Game





Feb. 23, 2013

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Going 3-0 in the past three home games, Marshall women's basketball looks to carry its home court success to the road as the Thundering Herd takes on Rice at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Dallas, Texas.

Marshall (9-16, 3-9 C-USA) is coming off a 72-60 win over the second-ranked team in Conference USA, East Carolina, on Thursday. The game featured four different Herd players record double-digit point totals including Erica Woods (15), Leandra King (15), Suporia Dickens (12), and Norrisha Victrum (12).

The Last Meeting
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February 2, 2012
Huntington, W.Va.
65-57 Win Over Rice Ends Five Game Skid
Four different players scored in double-figures for the Marshall women's basketball team on Thursday night as the Thundering Herd broke a five game losing streak with a win over Rice 65-57.


The Herd is led by Shay Weaver, who totals 9.3 points per game, ranking No. 26 in C-USA for scoring. She has made 59 three-pointers this season and is nine away from the Marshall single season record for three-pointers.

Chukwuka Ezeigbo follows Weaver with 8.1 points per game and is the second-most accurate shooter in the league, marking a 51.7 shooting percentage for the season. She leads Marshall in rebounds with 6.4 per game and ties Leandra King for most blocked shots with 32.

Rice (11-14, 3-9 C-USA) recently defeated UCF, 66-49, on Thursday night. Rice is the second-worst scoring offense in the conference averaging 56.4 points, but ranks second in rebounding margin with plus-4.8 per contest.

Jessica Kuster is the leader of the Owls, averaging a double-double for the season. She ranks 19th nationally in double-doubles, recording 13 for the year, and averages 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. She also leads the team in blocks (37) and steals (26).

Rice leads the all-time series, 4-3, after the two teams first met on Jan. 13, 2006. Marshall won last year's meeting, 65-47, in the Cam Henderson Center.