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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-L
Louisville15-331-6
Cincinnati15-327-7
Connecticut12-632-8
SMU12-627-10
Memphis12-624-10
Houston8-1017-16
Rutgers5-1312-21
UCF4-1413-18
Temple4-149-22
So. Florida3-1512-20

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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GU 69 Final
MU 83
TNST 52 Final
MURYST 54
Illinois St 65 Final
Wich St 64
Temple 80 Final
FORD 60
Louisville 49 Final
Syracuse 58
Missouri 81 Final
TTU 59
EVAN 71 Final
CREIGH 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