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Freshman Boyd hits late FTs, EKU beats Rice 73-72

HOUSTON (AP) Freshman Dedric Boyd sank three free throws with five seconds left to help Eastern Kentucky beat Rice 73-72 on Friday night in a season opener.

Trailing 72-70, Boyd got his defender in the air and drew a foul while shooting behind the 3-point line. He buried all three free throws to give the Colonels their first lead of the game.

Eastern got a stop at the other end to seal it.

Nick Mayo led all players with 25 points for EKU, while also grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds. It was his sixth-career double-double. Boyd finished with 20 points and six boards.

The Colonials went on a 17-5 run to cut it to 66-65 with 3:07 left. Mayo tied it at 70 with four straight free throws.

Connor Cashaw paced four Rice players in double figures with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Rice won 23 games last year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Eastern Ky. 1-0 314273
home team logo Rice 0-1 363672
Team Stats
away team logo Eastern Ky. 1-0 82.6 PPG 40.8 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Rice 0-1 74.0 PPG 41.3 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
10
N. Mayo 23.7 PPG 8.7 RPG 2.3 APG 46.2 FG%
10
R. Martin 12.2 PPG 6.2 RPG 1.7 APG 46.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB