DeBose added eight rebounds and four steals for the Owls (4-13), who shot 61 percent from the field and were 12 of 24 from 3-point range. Max Guercy had 18 points, six assists and five steals. Rice outscored New Orleans 44-24 in the paint.
Rice never trailed after the opening minutes and led 44-27 at halftime. The Owls kept pouring it on from there, going 20 of 31 from the field in the second half.
The game was only the second meeting between the schools; Rice won the other meeting, 83-49, last season.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|