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% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cincinnati6-016-216
SMU5-115-432
UCF5-114-479
Tulsa4-110-7108
Houston4-214-563
Memphis3-213-5119
UConn2-37-10144
E. Carolina1-59-10223
Tulane1-54-14267
Temple1-610-1072
So. Florida0-66-11287

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.5-015-321
La. Tech4-112-6225
UAB4-111-7128
UT-San Antonio4-19-9312
Old Dominion4-211-7125
Marshall4-211-881
Western Ky.3-39-10226
Rice2-312-6174
So. Miss2-35-12337
UTEP2-34-13346
Charlotte2-48-9227
FAU1-45-11325
North Texas0-56-11297
FIU0-54-14345
 
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CINCY 65 Final
SETON 59
SYR 55 Final
PITT 65
AUB 77 Final
MIZZ 91
DUKE 79 Final
FSU 60
SDSU 67 Final
AF 70
BRAD 58 Final
CREI 75
RI 68 Final
BUTL 75
OKST 85 Final
KAN 80
MIAMI 79 Final
NCST 78
WICH 52 Final
NIOWA 57
ORE 54 Final
CAL 58
KSU 52 Final
OKLA 50
OHST 63 Final
NEB 56
MISS 64 Final
FLA 78
NEV 62 Final
NMEX 75
MICH 73 Final
IND 81
ARIZ 79 Final
WSU 65
GONZ 65 Final
USD 63