East Carolina women’s basketball falls to Rice in the AAC Championship game

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (WITN) – The ECU women’s basketball team’s run for a repeat ACC Tournament title came up just short this year falling to Rice 61-41 in the AAC championship game on Wednesday night.

The Owls jumped out to an 18-3 run to open the game and ECU did close the gap but never overcame it.

Danae McNeal led the way for ECU with 14 points. Rice led by four players in double figures. The Owls earn the conference automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.