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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East Carolina Pirates
M. Kemp, F3710-1513-1692333
T. Armstrong, F219-114-660422
M. Paul, G352-42-41617
P. Roberts-Campbell, G301-50-06342
C. Gaines, G231-30-26123
A. Richmond210-30-02110
M. Guilmette142-32-22106
M. Zangari72-21-20005
S. Bowden50-11-20031
P. Williams50-00-01020
F. Edosomwan10-00-00000
Y. Kolo10-00-00000
Totals 27-4723-3435142079
 57.4%67.6% 
Rice Owls
R. Wilson, F252-20-07134
T. Jackson, G377-245-992319
A. Ramljak, G344-71-311312
J. DeBose, G282-42-46137
M. Guercy, G284-110-01529
K. Washington183-82-32128
B. Firozgary170-04-41144
D. Peera70-10-00030
E. Franshaw60-00-00010
Totals 22-5714-2329122463
 38.6%60.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Temple14-421-1259
SMU13-525-513
Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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