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East Carolina vs Rice

East Carolina 79, Rice 63

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HOUSTON (AP) - Maurice Kemp scored 33 points and Ty Armstrong added 22, helping East Carolina defeat Rice 79-63 on Saturday night.

Kemp was 10 of 15 from the floor and 13 of 16 from the free-throw line. He also gave East Carolina (13-8, 4-4 Conference USA) a boost on the boards with nine.

East Carolina held a slim 29-26 lead at halftime and pulled away in the second half. The team had a 44-32 scoring advantage in the paint and an 18-11 edge in points off turnovers.

Tamir Jackson led Rice (5-16, 1-6) with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Austin Ramljak scored 12.

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T. Armstrong, F219-114-660422
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C. Gaines, G231-30-26123
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F. Edosomwan10-00-00000
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A. Ramljak, G344-71-311312
J. DeBose, G282-42-46137
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K. Washington183-82-32128
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