Lady Raiders Fall at Rice, 73-70|
Nov. 21, 2005
HOUSTON (AP) - Lauren Neaves had 27 points and 18 rebounds, leading Rice to a 73-70 win over No. 14 Texas Tech on Monday night.
Rice (1-1) trailed through the first half and the first 10 minutes of the second before rallying to tie the score at 43-all.
The Lady Owls went on an 18-7 run over the next 6 minutes. Neaves scored eight points in the burst. Kadie Riverin, who finished with 13 points, made a layup with 3:33 remaining to give Rice its biggest lead at 61-50.
Krystal Frazier shot 5-for-6 from the line in the final minute and Neaves hit two free throws with 18 seconds left to help preserve the victory.
Rice stayed with Tech through most of the first half, tying the score at 11 and trailing 19-17 with 8 minutes to play in the half.
Neaves had 10 in the first half as Rice shot only 32.8 percent.
Tech is playing without second-team All-Big 12 guard Chesley Dabbs, who is out for the season after having surgery on her left knee Nov. 10.