Rice vs Texas-El Paso

Rice 68, UTEP 61


EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Arsalan Kazemi had 12 points and 11 rebounds, leading four Rice scorers in double figures, and the Owls outlasted UTEP 68-61 Wednesday night.

Connor Frizzelle matched Kazemi with 12 points for Rice (17-13, 8-7 Conference USA). After UTEP coach Tim Floyd was ejected following two technical fouls, Frizzelle made four free throws with 4:33 left to extend the Owls' five-point lead to 54-45. Rice scored off the possession to take an 11-point lead.

UTEP got as close as 58-56 after John Bohannon's basket with 1:05 to play, but Rice scored the next six points to stay in control.

Jarelle Reischel and Ahmad Ibrahim each scored 10 points for Rice.

Gabriel McCulley led the Miners (14-15, 7-8) with 17 points. Bohannon had 13 points and nine rebounds and Julian Washburn finished with 12 points for UTEP.

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Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F363-66-7113312
J. Reischel, F233-72-232210
T. Jackson, G331-91-22204
D. Ennis, G300-32-24122
C. Frizzelle, G272-97-863012
J. DeBose182-30-00234
A. Ibrahim134-61-220210
L. Kuipers112-31-21126
O. Oraby93-32-26148
Totals 20-4922-2738151868
Texas-El Paso Miners
C. Lang, F182-31-14045
M. Cheda, F60-00-01000
J. Streeter, G382-121-24817
J. Ragland, G81-20-01013
T. Tafoya, G60-00-00000
J. Washburn344-113-452212
G. McCulley286-64-772217
M. Perez261-81-23134
J. Bohannon254-95-590413
C. Cooper110-40-00100
Totals 20-5515-2134141761
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.9-223-450
Grand Canyon8-319-9144
Utah Valley3-811-15239
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-910-18305
Chicago St.1-106-22317
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UNLV 59 Final
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