Rice vs North Texas

N. Texas edges Rice in C-USA tournament, 63-62 OT


EL PASO, Texas (AP) Chris Jones made two free throws to push the game into overtime and won it with two more as No. 10 seed North Texas edged 15th-seeded Rice in the first round of the Conference-USA tournament Tuesday.

Rice led 62-58 with 1:51 left in overtime. Then Brandan Walton hit a 3-pointer on North Texas' next possession. Rice missed four-straight free throws and Jones made both of his with 11 seconds left. Marcus Jackson missed a shot at the buzzer.

Walton scored 17 for North Texas (16-15) and Jordan Williams added 11 and 14 rebounds.

North Texas closed regulation on a 7-0 run, with a Walton 3-pointer, a Williams layup and two Jones free throws with 23 seconds left. Rice's Keith Washington missed a game-winning shot.

Rice (7-23) was led by Austin Ramljak with 17 points, Sean Obi's 12 and Seth Gearhart's 11.

North Texas will play No. 7 seed Tulane Wednesday.

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Rice (7-23)3026662
North Texas (16-15) «2135763
RICE:A. Ramljak 17 Pts
RICE:S. Obi 9 Reb
RICE:M. Jackson 4 Ast
NTEXAS:B. Walton 17 Pts
NTEXAS:J. Williams 14 Reb
NTEXAS:A. Williams 4 Ast

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RiceNorth Texas
Austin Ramljak
Colin Voss
Rice Owls
M. Jackson, G392-63-43409
A. Ramljak, G385-112-652317
S. Gearhart, F343-102-631311
S. Obi, F334-94-490412
M. Guercy, G271-40-17312
K. Washington, G190-50-24120
R. Wilson, F121-31-22033
A. Drone, C102-32-40006
N. Kapic, G-F81-20-11022
D. Peera, G50-10-00020
B. Firozgary, FDid Not Play
D. Bender, GDid Not Play
J. Burbach, GDid Not Play
D. Davis, FDid Not Play
H. Eggers, GDid Not Play
Totals 19-5414-3034112062
North Texas Mean Green
A. Williams, G371-73-45425
C. Voss, F346-134-491516
B. Walton, G345-153-330317
J. Williams, G343-75-5140411
A. Flannigan, F82-21-21005
C. Jones, G220-24-44114
M. Aniefiok, G-F200-21-25051
V. Vaughns, G181-50-00102
T. Taylor, G111-20-03002
K. Coleman, F60-10-01110
K. Gaines, F-C10-00-00000
A. Mitchell, GDid Not Play
G. Wesley, FDid Not Play
Totals 19-5621-244582163
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347