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Final

Rice 59

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    STT 34 3872
    RICE 21 3859

    Top Performers

    St. Thomas (TX): T. Lampley 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 12 Ast

    Rice: J. DeBose 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    St. Thomas (Texas) 72, Rice 59

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Adrian Morales came off the bench to score 17 points, including four 3-pointers, and NAIA program St. Thomas stunned crosstown rival Rice on Saturday, leading most of the game and rolling to a 72-59 victory to spoil the Owls' season opener.

    Travis Lampley and Bryan Kaase added 14 points apiece, and Lampley dished out 12 assists for the Celts, who are starting only their fourth season of men's basketball. St. Thomas, a small Catholic liberal arts school about 2 miles north of the Rice campus, only has had intercollegiate athletics since 2006.

    Tamir Jackson led the Owls with 13 points but was just 4 of 13 from the field, part of Rice's 37 percent shooting effort.

    After a close first 10 minutes, the Celts went on a 24-7 run en route to a 34-21 halftime lead. St. Thomas never trailed in the second half, leading by as many as 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    STT
    RICE
    Points 72 59
    FG Made-Attempted 27-49 (.551) 18-49 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 6-28 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 3

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