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
Cincinnati7-017-215
SMU7-117-437
Tulsa5-111-7115
Memphis5-215-577
UCF5-214-596
Houston4-414-770
UConn3-48-11150
Temple1-610-1072
E. Carolina1-69-11237
Tulane1-64-15258
So. Florida0-76-12275

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.7-017-329
La. Tech6-114-6178
Marshall5-212-894
UAB5-212-8120
UT-San Antonio4-29-10294
Old Dominion4-311-8144
UTEP3-35-13339
Rice3-413-7167
Charlotte3-49-9229
Western Ky.3-49-11221
So. Miss3-46-13337
FAU1-65-13334
FIU1-65-15342
North Texas0-76-13307
 
Other games
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