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Houston 84, Rice 62

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HOUSTON (AP) - Joseph Young scored 20 points to lead Houston to an 84-62 victory over Rice on Wednesday night.

Senior Leon Gibson added 18 points and 12 rebounds in his final regular-season home game for the Cougars (17-11, 6-9), who pulled into an eighth-place tie with Tulane and Marshall in the Conference USA standings. Houston finishes its regular season at Tulane on Saturday.

The Cougars shot 50 percent from the floor, outrebounded Rice 44-20 and never trailed after the opening minutes.

Tamir Jackson had 25 points and seven rebounds for the Owls (5-24, 1-14), who lost their ninth in a row. Rice beat Houston 79-69 on Jan. 30 for its only conference win, but the Owls haven't won since.

Houston honored former Cougars greats and NBA stars Elvin Hayes, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon during a halftime ceremony. The players recently were included in the NCAA's Top 75 All-Time March Madness Players.

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Rice Owls
A. Ramljak, F344-102-211414
R. Wilson, F212-30-01044
J. DeBose, G365-130-024211
T. Jackson, G3610-244-772325
M. Guercy, G321-52-24214
K. Washington200-00-01400
B. Firozgary162-20-03044
D. Peera40-00-00000
E. Franshaw10-00-00010
Totals 24-578-1120131962
 42.1%72.7% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F317-102-382216
D. House, F282-82-34447
L. Gibson, F205-88-8121018
J. Young, G367-175-662020
T. Womack, G282-50-05224
B. Morris161-20-01222
L. Barnes153-50-04026
M. McLean130-05-62105
J. Stiggers92-30-01026
V. Izundu40-00-00010
Totals 29-5822-2644141584
 50%84.6% 
Conference USA
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

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulsa7-014-546
SMU7-116-415
Cincinnati5-214-530
Connecticut4-211-780
Memphis5-312-774
Temple4-313-754
Tulane4-413-7159
UCF2-69-10205
E. Carolina1-58-11269
So. Florida1-67-13212
Houston0-87-12256
 
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DEP 57 Final
SYR 78
MICH 80 Final
PUR 75
OKST 76 Final
ISU 87
GU 57 Final
NOVA 67
VAN 40 Final
FLA 66
RICH 82 Final
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STL 66 Final
XAV 77
GT 71 Final
UM 69
UCLA 61 Final
WSU 73
NMEX 75 Final
NEV 62