Scores

Final

North Texas 70

(11-11, 2-6 C-USA)

Rice 75

(7-15, 2-7 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 6, 2014

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    UNT 31 3970
    RICE 37 3875

    Top Performers

    North Texas: A. Williams 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rice: S. Obi 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Blk

    Rice jumps out early, holds off North Texas 75-70

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Sean Obi had 18 points with 13 rebounds and Marcus Jackson added 13 points and seven assists as Rice defeated North Texas 75-70 Thursday night.

    The Owls (7-15, 2-7 Conference USA) shot 46.7 percent from the field, with Austin Ramljak scoring 12 points and Keith Washington contributing 11.

    North Texas (11-11, 2-6) was held to 26-of-68 shooting (38.2 percent). Alzee Williams finished with 18 points and Colin Voss had 11 with 10 rebounds.

    Rice jumped ahead early as Obi hit a layup and sank a pair of free throws to make it 21-5 seven minutes into the first half. North Texas closed the first half on a 13-4 run, making it 37-31 at the break.

    The Mean Green pulled within three late in the second half, but two Obi jumpers and another by Jackson in between helped push Rice's lead to eight with 46 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    RICE
    Points 70 75
    FG Made-Attempted 26-68 (.382) 21-45 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 27-37 (.730)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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