Rice women’s basketball is red-hot. The Owls are winners of six in a row at the midpoint of their 2018 non-conference schedule.
The 2018-2019 season has been more of the same so far for the Rice Owl’s women’s basketball squad, in many ways picking up right where they left off from a 23-10 campaign a season ago. This team was picked to finish second in CUSA in the preseason with five
Leading the way on offense once again is Erica Ogwumike. The junior guard is averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.1 steals per game. Rice has been buoyed by continual strong showings from Ogwumike backed by consistent production from players like Nicole Iademarco (7.4 pts, 5.0
It’s been a combined team effort, once again, leaving plenty of reasons to be hopeful about what’s to come for this team in the near future.
After a bumpy start which featured losses to Texas A&M and UCLA, a pair of strong Power 5 teams, the Owls have reeled off six straight victories. They now sit at 6-2, with four games remaining between them and the start of conference play.
Rice gets SMU at home on Dec. 15 before traveling to the east coast for the Carolinas Challenge featuring games against North Carolina (Dec. 18) and Coastal Carolina (Dec. 20) in Myrtle Beach, SC. Then they’ll cap off 2018 with a road contest against Incarnate Word on Dec. 29. After New Year’s celebrations, they’ll take to the road once again for the start of Conference USA action against Southern Miss on Jan. 3.
The Owls should have a strong shot at winning each of those contests. If they win all four, they’ll tie last year’s 10-2 start in nonconference play.