Janique Kautsky and Tyria Snow pace Tulane past Rice

NEW ORLEANS — Senior Janique Kautsky and Tyria Snow scored 15 points each as the Tulane women’s basketball team defeated Conference USA foe Rice 61-45 on Thursday night in Devlin Fieldhouse.

Tulane (18-5, 7-3 C-USA) scored 22 points off of 20 Rice turnovers and used 13 steals to tally 16 fastbreak points to come away with the win. In victory, Tulane completed the regular-season sweep of Rice (10-13, 2-8).

The Green Wave shot 46.4 percent from the field (26-of-56) while holding Rice to a .327 clip (18-of-55).

Sophomore forward Tiffany Dale joined Kautsky and Snow in double figures with 10 points to go with a team-leading six rebounds.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 66, NORTHWESTERN STATE 60: In Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana’s Aja Gibson scored a season-high 22 points and broke a tie in the final minute to help the Lions claim the win.

The Lady Lions (10-13, 3-9 Southland) moved to within two games of the eighth and final spot for the Southland Conference tournament with the victory. Northwestern State (9-14, 5-8) had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Gibson was one of four Lady Lions to score in double figures, as guard Jameika Hoskins tied a season-high with 13 points, guard Symone Miller added 12 points and forward Brandi Simmons chipped in with 10 points

Northwestern State freshman guards Keisha Lee and Janelle Perez led the Lady Demons with 23 and 15 points.

UNO 55, UTAH VALLEY 51: In New Orleans, the Privateers posted their second win in three games.

It was not easy for UNO (3-19) which led by as many as 13 points with 13:44 remaining until halftime. The Lady Privateers had to overcome a 29.6 percent shooting performance in the second half as UVU (10-14) rallied to tie the game at 51 with 2:55 left in the contest.

Keri Thomas led the Privateers with 15 points and Mechel’le Thomas chipped in 14.

NORTH TEXAS 76, ULM 75: In Monroe, Loryn Goodwin’s 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining gave the Mean Green the win.

Alexar Tugler finished with a career-high 20 points but her half-court heave at the buzzer was no good as North Texas (10-15, 9-7) its ninth Sun Belt win.

Jasmine Shaw added 14 points, Elexar Tugler and Alayshia Hunter finished with 12 for ULM (7-17, 5-10).

The 10 North Texas 3-pointers were a season-high against ULM. Goodwin led the way with a career-high 28 points including a 7-for-12 performance from behind the arc and 14 rebounds. Alexis Hyder matched her career-high with 23 points.