HOUSTON -- Rob Lewis scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and made all eight of his free throw attempts in the final 2:31 to lift Houston Baptist over Rice 73-71 Wednesday night.
Austin Ramljak scored eight of his game-high 23 points in the final 1:51 to keep Rice in the game but the Owls were forced to foul and Houston Baptist (3-5) made 12 of 12 free throws to hold on for the win.
Marcel Smith scored 16 points on perfect shooting for the Huskies. He made 5 of 5 field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers, and was 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Ricmonds Vilde added 11 points and Cody Joyce had 10.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|