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St. Thomas (TX) vs Rice

St. Thomas (Texas) 72, Rice 59

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HOUSTON (AP) - Adrian Morales came off the bench to score 17 points, including four 3-pointers, and NAIA program St. Thomas stunned crosstown rival Rice on Saturday, leading most of the game and rolling to a 72-59 victory to spoil the Owls' season opener.

Travis Lampley and Bryan Kaase added 14 points apiece, and Lampley dished out 12 assists for the Celts, who are starting only their fourth season of men's basketball. St. Thomas, a small Catholic liberal arts school about 2 miles north of the Rice campus, only has had intercollegiate athletics since 2006.

Tamir Jackson led the Owls with 13 points but was just 4 of 13 from the field, part of Rice's 37 percent shooting effort.

After a close first 10 minutes, the Celts went on a 24-7 run en route to a 34-21 halftime lead. St. Thomas never trailed in the second half, leading by as many as 18.

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St. Thomas (TX) Celts
C. Williams, F345-90-280312
B. Kaase, F265-62-581414
H. Jean, F202-51-23145
T. Lampley, G406-82-7712014
D. Dudley, G220-70-01000
A. Morales224-75-512217
N. McAnelly144-50-02018
B. Lauer121-20-01012
A. Graves100-00-01000
Totals 27-4910-2133161572
 55.1%47.6% 
Rice Owls
J. DeBose, F323-86-873312
S. Gearhart, F313-63-340210
R. Wilson, F171-11-23113
T. Jackson, G344-133-451213
M. Guercy, G274-102-224212
K. Washington231-42-53244
N. Kapic162-20-01135
A. Ramljak140-40-02010
B. Firozgary40-10-03010
D. Peera20-00-00000
Totals 18-4917-2431121959
 36.7%70.8% 

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Charlotte5-69-15225
FIU5-711-14254
FAU5-77-18278
Western Ky.4-712-12182
North Texas4-79-15296
So. Miss4-77-15301
Rice3-88-16290
UT-San Antonio2-104-21342
 
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