Scores

Final

Houston 69

(13-7, 2-5 C-USA)

Rice 79

(5-15, 1-5 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2013

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    HOU 33 3669
    RICE 25 5479

    Top Performers

    Houston: T. Thomas 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rice: M. Guercy 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Rice 79, Houston 69

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Max Guercy had 21 points, Tamir Jackson added 18 and Rice earned its first Conference USA victory of the season by beating Houston 79-69 on Wednesday night.

    Rice (5-15, 1-5 C-USA) overcame an eight-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Cougars 54-36 in the second half.

    The turn-around came with 5:31 remaining in the first half when Rice trailed 29-14 and Guercy hit a 3-pointer to cut Houston's lead to 12 and start an 11-4 run to end the half. The Owls continued their run in the second half and took only its second lead of the night after Jackson's jumper made it 49-48 with 9:40 remaining. Rice used a 20-8 run to end the game.

    Jackson was 9 for 10 from the free-throw line and added six rebounds to his point total.

    TaShawn Thomas led Houston (13-6, 2-4) with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Joseph Young had 17 points and six rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    RICE
    Points 69 79
    FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 21-24 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 10

    2012-13 Season

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