St. Edwards vs Rice

Rice 75, St. Edward's 63

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HOUSTON (AP) - Five players were in double-figures Wednesday night for Rice with Tamir Jackson leading the way, recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and pulling 15 rebounds in a 75-63 victory over St. Edward's.

Max Guercy led Rice (1-1) with 17 points, Seth Gearhart had 15, and Keith Washington and Ross Wilson each had 10. The key to victory for the Owles came at the free-throw line, making 30 of 39 while St. Edward's shot only 10, making six.

Despite their disadvantage at the line, the Hilltoppers (3-2) made it a 4-point game when Shimeek Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 8:34 remaining, making it 50-46, but Rice went on an 11-3 run over the next three minutes capped off by Gearhart's lay-in to make it 61-49 and the Owls never looked back. The Owls hit 10 of 12 free throws in the final 2:17 to seal the deal.

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St. Edwards
J. Stukes, F241-100-08242
H. Nussman, C232-30-06134
S. Johnson, G268-171-363221
Z. Jones, G262-70-01326
J. Campbell, G222-41-23147
C. Wacker172-42-33016
T. Foster163-90-01117
Q. Lilley152-50-00034
J. Rutherford140-30-02010
F. Mgbolu112-22-22236
M. Miner30-00-00000
J. Saldana30-00-00020
Totals 24-646-1034132663
 37.5%60% 
Rice Owls
S. Gearhart, F364-86-843415
J. DeBose, F312-70-05215
R. Wilson, F274-52-541310
M. Guercy, G354-58-831217
T. Jackson, G332-128-10152312
K. Washington182-56-753110
A. Ramljak132-50-01106
B. Firozgary70-10-10000
D. Peera00-00-00000
Totals 20-4830-3942131475
 41.7%76.9% 

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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