Rice vs Houston

Rice 79, Houston 71

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HOUSTON (AP) - Jarelle Reischel scored 16 points and Tamir Jackson and Connor Frizzelle added 13 each to lead Rice to a 79-71 victory against Houston on Wednesday night.

Dylan Ennis had 10 points for the Owls (14-11, 5-5 Conference USA), who outscored Houston 16-7 over the final 5:23.

Jonathon Simmons had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (11-12, 3-7), and Joseph Young and Alandise Harris scored 13 points apiece.

Omar Oraby scored seven points during a 9-0 Rice run that gave it a 72-64 lead with 2:35 remaining. Houston got no closer.

The Owls started the game in a hole, as the Cougars scored the first 13 points. Rice fought back to take a 26-25 lead on Reischel's 3-pointer with 3:07 left in the first half, and the teams stayed close until the final minutes.

Arsalan Kazemi, Rice's leading scorer and one of the top rebounders (11.0 a game) in the country, was limited to seven points and six boards.

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Scoreboard
Rice (14-11) «354479
Houston (11-12)343771

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Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F263-81-26017
J. Reischel, F226-83-342216
T. Jackson, G365-90-045013
D. Ennis, G324-100-046110
C. Frizzelle, G315-112-233013
O. Oraby222-53-44127
J. DeBose133-31-30127
L. Kuipers101-40-02033
D. Chadwick61-20-00023
S. Gearhart20-00-00100
Totals 30-6010-1430191379
 50%71.4% 
Houston Cougars
A. Harris, F334-65-691313
T. Thomas, F253-62-26138
J. Thompson, G344-110-03729
J. Simmons, G326-113-3102016
D. Thibodeaux, G230-40-02210
J. Young315-110-020113
K. Van Slyke133-81-20028
L. Gibson92-40-01114
Totals 27-6111-1336141371
 44.3%84.6% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-114
La. Tech0-07-389
Marshall0-07-3168
Old Dominion0-07-368
FAU0-06-3108
Western Ky.0-07-466
So. Miss0-06-4257
UAB0-06-4190
North Texas0-06-5256
UT-San Antonio0-06-5240
FIU0-05-5281
Charlotte0-03-6331
UTEP0-03-6212
Rice0-03-7293

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.0-08-112
Cincinnati0-08-260
Houston0-08-278
SMU0-08-397
Memphis0-07-3130
Tulane0-07-392
UCF0-07-345
UConn0-07-3112
Temple0-06-313
Tulsa0-06-4163
E. Carolina0-05-4328
So. Florida0-05-6323
 
Other games
PSU 57 Final
Mich St 77
Kansas 68 Final
Baylor 54
Florida St 60 Final
BC 64
GTOWN 61 Final
Syracuse 64
Wake 44 Final
Virginia 68
Michigan 62 Final
Nebraska 46
DUKE 85 Final
NC 84