Marcus Evans scored a game-high 26 points.
Evans scores 27 in the loss.
The loss snaps Rice's four-game winning streak.
Evans scores 20 points in his return home.
Evans becomes Rice's all-time leading freshman scorer.
On Dec. 6, the Rice Men's Basketball Team hosted 25 kids from the Boy's and Girls Club for their second annual Shopping With the Owls event.
Rice hosted Fresno State in the Roundball Classic.
Men's Basketball Hosted Oregon State in it's season opener.
Charlotte 77, Rice 76 Feb. 28, 2015 Tudor Fieldhouse
ODU 63, Rice 54 Feb. 26, 2015
Played in 20 games ... averaged 1.2 points ... played four minutes at James Madison (11/13) ... scored six points and had two assists against St. Edward's (12/15) ... scored seven points and had two rebounds versus North Texas (1/14) ... grabbed a season-high three rebounds against UTSA (2/16).
Played in all 32 games, starting 15 ... Averaged 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds ... Had five points and six rebounds at San Francisco (11/16) ... Scored a season-high nine points against UC Riverside (11/27) ... Scored nine points on 4-of-4 shooting versus St. Edward's (12/5) ... Tied a career-high with six rebounds against Incarnate Word (12/29) ... Scored a season-high 11 points at UTEP (1/1) ... Recorded a career-high two blocks at UAB (1/21) ... Had 11 points on 3-of-5 three-pointers versus North Texas (1/30) ... Led Rice with a career-high eight rebounds against Charlotte (3/3).
Played in all 32 games, making 23 starts as a rookie ... averaged 7.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 29.2 minutes of action ... shot 35.1 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from downtown ... his 4-of-4 mark from downtown at North Texas tied for the program's fourth-most three-pointers made without a miss in a game ... tied for ninth on the program's single-season list with 174 three-point attempts ... ranked 11th in C-USA and led all freshmen with 1.8 three-pointers per game ... two-time Conference USA Freshman of the Week (Nov. 24, Dec. 29) ... led the team in rebounding three times, assists twice and scoring once ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
Made his collegiate debut in the season opener with 11 points, four rebounds, a block and a steal at Oregon State ... notched 11 points with six rebounds on 4-of-8 shooting in the following contest against Prairie View A&M ... reached double-figure points for a third-straight game with 13, including 3-of-5 three-pointers, against William & Mary ... earned his first C-USA Freshman of the Week honor for his performance against PVAM and W&M ... notched 12 points with three treys, three assists and two boards against St. Edward's ... made his first start in the following contest against St. Thomas ... tallied 13 points, five rebounds and an assist in the game ... set a season high with 17 points against Lamar in the following outing while playing 41 minutes in the overtime contest ... added six rebounds and an assist en route to earning his second C-USA Freshman of the Week award ... scored eight points and dished out a season-best five assists with two rebounds and a block against UTEP ... scored 13 points with four rebounds on 5-of-11 shooting in the overtime win at Charlotte ... connected on 3-of-4 attempts from the field for nine points with four rebounds at Houston ... followed up with 12 points on 4-of-4 three-point shooting and three assists at North Texas ... sank four treys for a second-straight game for 13 points at Marshall ... played 44 minutes and scored 10 points with three assists in the double overtime win over Middle Tennessee ... played 39 minutes two days later with five points, three rebounds and three assists as the Owls knocked off UAB in double overtime ... came off the bench on Senior Day to notch a season-best 20 points against Charlotte ... shot 6-of-11 from the field and 5-of-9 from downtown in the game and hauled in four rebounds ... recorded his 12th double-figure scoring game of the season with 12 points in the regular season finale at UTEP ... shot 4-of-7 from downtown with three rebounds and an assist ... matched his season high with six rebounds in the Owls' dominant win over North Texas in the C-USA Championship opening round ... added five boards in the quarterfinal game against Louisiana Tech.
Chino Hills High School
Led his team to a 29-6 record in 2013-14, including a perfect 10-0 mark in league action ... the squad advanced to the state playoffs semifinal before falling in overtime ... coach Steve Baik's team ended the 2013-14 season ranked fourth in California and 16th nationally ... the first team all-Sierra League honoree averaged 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a senior and helped the squad win 19 of its last 21 contests, including a berth in the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game, where it fell to eventual state champion Mater Dei ... as a junior, Mency averaged 13.1 points per game on 75 percent shooting from the field and an incredible 59 percent from downtown ... named honorable mention all-area on a squad that posted a 24-5 record and 10-0 league mark ... in four seasons at Chino Hills, the Huskies posted a 92-29 record, winning 76 percent of their games.