HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Evans scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures as Rice picked up its first victory with a 92-84 win over Lamar on Wednesday night.
MIAMI (AP) Donte McGill scored 16 points as Florida International dominated the first half and finished with 24 as the Panthers held on to beat LIU Brooklyn 80-72 Wednesday night.
DENTON, Texas (AP) Wesley Person scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half and Jordon Varnado had 16 points with 10 rebounds to lead Troy to an 86-74 win over host North Texas in the Mean Green Challenge on Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) Chris Thomas and David Blanks scored 23 points apiece and Texas Southern overcame woeful free throw shooting to defeat Texas-San Antonio 91-80 for its first win of the season on Wednesday.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Michael Gbinije had 26 points, Trevor Cooney finished with 19 points and Syracuse ran past Charlotte 83-70 in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday.
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Derrick Colter scored 24 points and Jeremiah Jones added 17 and Duquesne defeated Western Kentucky 81-73 Wednesday to win the consolation bracket of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
DENTON, Texas (AP) Darius Jones-Gibson scored 23 points, Wyatt Walker had 13 points with 11 rebounds, and Samford outlasted North Texas 74-72 Tuesday night.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Lee Moore scored 17 points and UTEP remained undefeated with a 72-54 victory over Florida A&M on Tuesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alex Hamilton had 24 points and three teammates also reached double figures when Louisiana Tech defeated Ohio State 82-74 on Tuesday.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) Corban Collins had 15 points and six assists to help Morehead State roll to an 85-61 victory over Marshall on Tuesday night.
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