Scores

Final

Memphis 52

(20-7, 8-4 C-USA)

Rice 67

(12-14, 4-8 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
MEM 26 2652
RICE 35 3267

Top Performers

Memphis: D. Stephens 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Rice: T. Jackson 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Rices takes a shovel to Memphis' NCAA tournament chances

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Tamir Jackson scored 20 points and Rice beat Memphis for the first time in school history, 67-52 Saturday night.

Connor Frizzelle added 12 points and Arsalan Kazemi had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (12-14, 4-8 Conference USA), who had lost the seven previous meetings with the Tigers, including an 80-68 decision earlier this season.

Antonio Barton scored 14 points for Memphis (20-7, 8-4), which came into the game having won four straight and leading the conference.

Rice fell behind 3-0 before surging ahead with a 13-3 run and never trailed again. The Owls took a 35-26 lead into halftime, and the Tigers didn't get closer than seven the rest of the game.

Rice, which snapped a three-game losing streak, limited Memphis to 35.4 percent shooting and its lowest point total of the season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
RICE
Points 52 67
FG Made-Attempted 17-48 (.354) 22-50 (.440)
3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 4-11 (.364)
FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 19-29 (.655)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 20

2010-11 Season

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