Rice vs Houston

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
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1169
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
Other games
DEP 57 Final
SYR 78
MICH 80 Final
PUR 75
OKST 76 Final
IAST 87
GTOWN 57 Final
NOVA 67
VANDY 40 Final
FLA 66
RICH 82 Final
VCU 93
STL 66 Final
XAV 77
GT 71 Final
MIAMI 69
UCLA 61 Final
WSU 73
NMEX 75 Final
NEV 62