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Rice women win 19th straight, advance to C-USA semifinals
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Mar 14, 2019 8:32 AM 1+ week ago

Nancy Mulkey scored 20 points as No. 24 Rice pulled away from ninth-seeded North Texas for its 19th straight victory on Thursday, 61-43 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

Sydne Wiggins contributed 10 points for the Owls (26-3), who have the third-longest winning streak in the nation heading into Friday night's semifinal against fourth-seeded Western Kentucky. If Rice wins the tournament it will match Quinnipiac for the second-longest streak behind No. 1 Baylor (23) and the 2007-08 UTEP team for the longest winning streak in conference history.

Nicole Iademarco, who stretched her Rice record for 3-pointers to 196, opened the game with her 195th and the Owls never trailed. It was 18-13 after one quarter and 30-22 at the half as Mulkey had 12 points. Rice kept the lead around 10 points in the third quarter and dominated the fourth for its largest win of its three over North Texas this season.

Ogwunike had 10 of her points in the second half for her 17th double-double of ...

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