Rice vs James Madison

Koulechov lifts Rice past James Madison 94-70


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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Egor Koulechov scored 23 points and Marcus Evans added 20 to lift Rice past James Madison 94-70 in the season opener for Rice on Sunday.

Marcus Jackson's first of his two 3-pointers in the second half extended his consecutive games streak with a 3 to 26 games. He finished with 19 points and shot 9 of 10 from the free-throw line.

Joey McLean led James Madison (0-2) with 20 points shooting 4 of 7 from the floor and was 11 of 12 at the free-throw line.

Koulechov's 3 was part of a 12-0 run that gave Rice its biggest lead at 75-59 with 9:46 left to go.

In the first half, Jackson's two free throws gave Rice a 27-26 lead it never gave up. Evans' 3 with eight seconds to play before halftime put Rice on top 46-40.

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Scoreboard
Rice (1-0) «464894
James Madison (0-2)403070

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Rice Owls
A. Drone, C83-32-22038
E. Koulechov, G348-133-531323
M. Evans, G295-117-924220
C. Cashaw, G284-50-06029
M. Jackson, G264-89-1028019
C. Lott211-30-03112
A. Adams141-40-00343
M. Letcher-Ellis131-46-81038
C. Douglas111-10-00032
A. Meyer100-00-01020
B. Mency40-10-00000
T. Harrison10-00-00010
R. Martin10-00-00000
Totals 28-5327-3421172494
 52.8%79.4% 
James Madison Dukes
I. Lukic, F160-00-11110
Y. Dalembert, F111-22-32154
J. McLean, G324-711-1232420
S. Brown, G294-100-041110
J. Kent, G251-86-62039
R. Snowden331-14-85337
P. Satkus164-50-02148
D. Cabarkapa152-32-22026
T. Vodanovich101-10-01043
T. Nady80-00-01120
T. Johnson51-10-01003
Totals 19-3825-3225102970
 50%78.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.15-329-627
Charleston14-425-1062
Towson11-720-1392
Elon10-818-14160
Will. & Mary10-817-14110
Northeastern8-1015-16134
Hofstra7-1115-17196
J. Madison7-1110-23256
Delaware5-1313-20234
Drexel3-159-23308
 
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UNC 97
CAN 69 Final
UK 93
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