BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Mekhi Mason had 19 points in Rice's 94-71 victory against UAB on Wednesday night.

Mason also added six rebounds and six assists for the Owls (10-16, 4-9 American Athletic Conference). Andrew Akuchie added 18 points while shooting 7 of 8 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line, and they also had five rebounds. Keanu Dawes was 5 of 7 shooting (3 for 3 from 3-point range) to finish with 13 points.

Yaxel Lendeborg finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers (17-9, 9-4). Efrem Johnson added 13 points for UAB. Javian Davis also recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and two steals.

Rice took the lead with 12:34 remaining in the first half and never looked back. The score was 49-24 at halftime, with Mason racking up 13 points.


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