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Rice Posts 50-45 Win Over Tulsa in Final Regular Season Home Contest

Tulsa retired Jillian Robbins' jersey after the contest.  She holds the school record for points, rebounds, field goals, free throws, steals, blocked shots and double-doubles.
Tulsa retired Jillian Robbins' jersey after the contest. She holds the school record for points, rebounds, field goals, free throws, steals, blocked shots and double-doubles.
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Feb. 17, 2007

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Tulsa, Okla. - Jillian Robbins and Jamie Dreiling each tallied double-digit points for Tulsa, but it wasn't enough as TU dropped a 50-45 decision to Rice on Saturday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Tulsa fell to 10-16 on the season and 5-9 in Conference USA, while Rice moved to 16-11 on the year and 9-5 in the league.

Robbins had a team-leading 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals, and registered a block in the contest, while Dreiling added 13 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block. Senior Tandem Mays tallied a team-leading three assists.

The Golden Hurricane led for the majority of the first half, and took a 20-16 advantage into the break, after both teams went scoreless for nearly five minutes of the contest. In the second half, TU had a 10-point lead (38-28) at the 6:50 mark, but the Owls went on a 22-7 run to end the game for the win.

Tulsa honored seniors Robbins, Mays and Chivis Merriweather prior to the game, and after the contest retired Robbins' jersey. Robbins is the most decorated player in school history, as she holds the school record for points (2,035), rebounds (1,273), field goals (720), free throws (586), steals (336), blocked shots (244), and double-doubles (64), and owns the school's only women's triple-double.

The Owls were led by Lauren Neaves and Samantha Stovall, who recorded 15 points apiece. Neaves pulled down a team-best 19 rebounds, and claimed five blocks and four steals.

Tulsa will return to action on Thursday, February 22nd against UTEP in El Paso, Texas. Game time is set for 8:05 pm (CST) at the Don Haskins Center.