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Rice 79, Houston 69

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HOUSTON (AP) - Max Guercy had 21 points, Tamir Jackson added 18 and Rice earned its first Conference USA victory of the season by beating Houston 79-69 on Wednesday night.

Rice (5-15, 1-5 C-USA) overcame an eight-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Cougars 54-36 in the second half.

The turn-around came with 5:31 remaining in the first half when Rice trailed 29-14 and Guercy hit a 3-pointer to cut Houston's lead to 12 and start an 11-4 run to end the half. The Owls continued their run in the second half and took only its second lead of the night after Jackson's jumper made it 49-48 with 9:40 remaining. Rice used a 20-8 run to end the game.

Jackson was 9 for 10 from the free-throw line and added six rebounds to his point total.

TaShawn Thomas led Houston (13-6, 2-4) with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Joseph Young had 17 points and six rebounds.

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Houston Cougars
D. House, F352-90-26134
T. Thomas, F356-63-4105115
L. Gibson, F172-33-45017
J. Young, G377-170-161317
J. Thompson, G262-51-20415
J. Stiggers142-80-02026
T. Womack140-10-01220
J. Richardson135-63-542113
M. McLean81-10-22022
B. Morris10-00-00000
Totals 27-5610-2037151669
 48.2%50% 
Rice Owls
S. Gearhart, F302-40-04126
T. Jackson, G364-129-1063218
J. DeBose, G333-90-04147
M. Guercy, G327-94-544121
A. Ramljak, G232-84-41038
K. Washington192-53-32218
R. Wilson154-60-02118
B. Firozgary81-11-23013
D. Peera40-10-00000
Totals 25-5521-2429121579
 45.5%87.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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SMU7-116-415
Cincinnati4-213-530
Memphis5-312-774
Connecticut3-210-780
Temple4-313-754
Tulane4-413-7159
UCF2-59-9205
E. Carolina1-58-11269
So. Florida1-57-12212
Houston0-87-12256

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.7-014-568
La. Tech6-115-5100
UAB6-110-10174
Middle Tenn.5-212-8130
Old Dominion4-315-442
UTEP4-312-7103
UT-San Antonio3-49-9251
Rice3-46-12296
FIU2-39-9210
Charlotte2-58-11148
North Texas2-58-11272
FAU1-48-8238
So. Miss1-66-12295
Marshall1-65-15312
 
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MICH 68
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SC 36 Final
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MIZZ 70 Final
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CREI 91
IND 97 Final
PUR 60
NMEX 63 Final
WYO 59
UM 73 Final
VT 64
ORE 52 Final
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