St. Thomas (TX) vs Rice

Rice 81, St. Thomas (Texas) 67

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HOUSTON (AP) - Arsalan Kazemi scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Rice rolled to an 81-67 victory over St. Thomas, Texas on Saturday.

Kazemi was one of five players to score in double figures for Rice (6-2). Dylan Ennis scored 14 points, Lucas Kuipers and Tamir Jackson had 13 each and Ahmad Ibrahim had 10.

A pair of free throws by Dylan Ennis with seven seconds left in the first half gave Rice a 38-28 lead.

St. Thomas (4-4) pulled to within 50-46 on a basket by Andrew Graves with 13:27 left in the game, but that was as close as his team would get as Rice pulled away again.

Anthony Medina scored 21 points to lead St. Thomas. Graves added 16 points and Adrian Morales had 12.

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Scoreboard
St. Thomas (TX) (0-1)283967
Rice (6-2) «384381

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St. Thomas (TX) Celts
A. Medina, F387-181-232221
C. Williams, F263-70-03148
A. Graves, F217-122-250416
T. Lampley, G383-82-24838
B. Lauer, G230-20-03000
A. Morales294-110-006112
N. McAnelly150-40-04140
D. Dudley101-20-01002
Totals 25-645-628181867
 39.1%83.3% 
Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F357-84-10148118
L. Kuipers, F234-83-351113
T. Jackson, G255-110-052213
D. Ennis, G244-96-743114
C. Frizzelle, G221-50-01012
A. Ibrahim263-73-332110
J. Reischel162-32-24107
D. Chadwick140-00-02100
J. DeBose101-10-00312
S. Gearhart51-10-02002
Totals 28-5318-254121881
 52.8%72% 

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Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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