Houston vs Rice

Houston 76, Rice 75

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HOUSTON (AP) - Darian Thibodeaux scored 21 points, including a pair of free throws with 2 seconds remaining that gave Houston 76-75 victory over Rice on Saturday night.

Thibodeaux went to the free-throw line after Rice was issued a technical for calling a timeout it did not have with 2.7 seconds left.

Houston (15-14, 7-9 Conference USA) enters the conference tournament as the ninth seed and will face eighth-seeded UTEP on Wednesday. Rice (17-14, 8-8), seeded seventh, will face 10th-seeded East Carolina.

Houston surrendered a 13-point second-half lead to trail 74-73 with 16 seconds remaining on a layup by Arsalan Kazemi. Both teams traded a free throw before Thibodeaux's heroics.

Alandise Harris added 16 points for Houston and Jonathon Simmons had 12.

Kazemi led Rice with 19 points. Lucas Kuipers added 12 and Omar Oraby had 11.

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Houston Cougars
A. Harris, F376-154-671316
T. Thomas, F222-63-47257
J. Young, G373-80-15218
J. Simmons, G334-113-648412
D. Thibodeaux, G326-94-454121
L. Gibson183-50-05036
J. Jones91-10-00113
J. Thompson91-50-01023
K. Van Slyke30-10-02000
Totals 26-6114-2139182076
 42.6%66.7% 
Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F287-115-663419
L. Kuipers, F244-62-211312
E. Herndon, F72-50-02004
C. Frizzelle, G170-40-00200
N. Schwarze, G70-00-00100
T. Jackson293-50-13306
O. Oraby254-83-4111311
D. Ennis231-41-34703
A. Ibrahim163-52-30119
J. Reischel131-12-21124
J. DeBose113-50-02027
Totals 28-5415-2130201575
 51.9%71.4% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Temple14-421-1259
SMU13-525-513
Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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GTOWN 69 Final
MU 83
TNST 52 Final
MRST 54
Illinois St 65 Final
Wich St 64
Temple 80 Final
FORD 60
Louisville 49 Final
Syracuse 58
Missouri 81 Final
TXTCH 59
EVAN 71 Final
CREI 99
NC 88 Final
DUKE 70
Baylor 72 Final
Iowa St 80
SDSU 98 Final
TCU 92
Texas 63 Final
Kansas 73
Wyoming 63 Final
UNLV 74