Scores

Final

Rice 41

(3-9, 0-2 away)

Texas 57

(8-5, 7-0 home)

Coverage: LHN

2:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas

1 2 T
RICE 26 1541
TEX 26 3157

Top Performers

Rice: A. Ramljak 14 Pts, 1 Reb

Texas: S. McClellan 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

Texas 57, Rice 41

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Sheldon McClellan scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as Texas defeated Rice 57-41 Saturday in the Longhorns' final non-conference tuneup before starting Big 12 competition.

Julien Lewis added 12 points, and Jonathon Holmes had eight boards as Texas (8-5) improved to 7-0 against the Owls under head coach Rick Barnes.

Austin Ramljak scored 14 points for Rice (3-9), which plays at Harvard on Jan. 5 and begins Conference USA competition Jan. 9 against Southern Mississippi.

The Owls established an early 19-13 advantage, but Texas came back to tie the score at 22-22 about four minutes before halftime. The Longhorns briefly moved ahead, but Ramljak hit a jumper to send the teams into the break tied 26-26.

Texas used a late 12-1 run to pull away, capped by a 3-pointer from McClellan with 2:10 to play that made it 53-39.

The Longhorns play Baylor on Jan. 5.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
TEX
Points 41 57
FG Made-Attempted 15-47 (.319) 18-49 (.367)
3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 3-9 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 4-6 (.667) 18-29 (.621)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 16

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