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Trey Murphy scores 18 points and Rice tops Middle Tennessee

HOUSTON (AP) Trey Murphy III scored 18 points and the fourth of his four 3-pointers ignited a decisive run in Rice's 79-68 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.

The second half saw big go-ahead runs alternating among both teams, but Rice went on a 16-0 blitz to take command 70-55 with 3:34 remaining. Murphy's 3-pointer, his final points of the game, gave Rice the lead to begin the outburst.

Chris Mullins scored 19, Jack Williams added 13 points and Robert Martin had 10 rebounds for the Owls (8-12, 3-4 Conference USA).

Reggie Scurry had game highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Raiders (5-15, 2-5). Karl Gamble added 13 points and Antonio Green scored 10.

Middle Tennessee led 34-30 at halftime and went up by eight early in the second half. After Rice rallied to go up by eight, Middle Tennessee went on its own run. The Blue Raiders took a 55-54 lead on a Scurry free throw with 7:50 left before Murphy's 3-pointer started Rice on the decisive run.

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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 Middle Tenn. 5-15 343468
home team logo Rice 8-12 304979
Team Stats
away team logo Middle Tenn. 5-15 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Rice 8-12 74.0 PPG 41.3 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
55
A. Green 17.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.6 APG 37.6 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