Scores

Final

SMU 61

(13-12, 3-7 C-USA)

Rice 39

(5-18, 1-8 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, February 9, 2013

Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
SMU 26 3561
RICE 17 2239

Top Performers

Southern Methodist: R. Manuel 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Rice: J. DeBose 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

SMU 61, Rice 39

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Ryan Manuel scored 16 points, Jalen Jones added 15 and SMU rolled to a 61-39 victory Saturday night over cold-shooting Rice.

Manuel was 6 of 9 from the floor, and Jones was 6 of 8, for the Mustangs (13-12, 3-7 Conference USA), who also got 12 points from Nick Russell, plus 13 rebounds and six blocks from Cannen Cunningham. SMU took control with a 24-7 run that spanned parts of both halves, then went on to lead by as many as 24.

Julian DeBose had 14 points for the Owls (5-18, 1-8), who lost their third straight. Rice shot just 20 percent from the floor, made only 10 field goals -- including a 4-of-26 performance inside the 3-point line -- and was outrebounded 40-30.

Rice's Tamir Jackson, who scored 11 points, reached 1,500 for his career on a free throw with 13:19 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
RICE
Points 61 39
FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 10-51 (.196)
3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 6-25 (.240)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 13-16 (.813)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 24 3

2012-13 Season

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