Rice recognized its own on Monday evening
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Owls came back from 15 points down to within three in 70-64 setback
49ers spoil home finale, 77-76
Rice will honor its seniors before facing Charlotte at 7 p.m.
Charlotte 77, Rice 76 Feb. 28, 2015 Tudor Fieldhouse
Feb. 12, 2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Rice defeated St. Thomas, 72-61, in front of more than 3,800 local students on Dec. 18, 2014.
The Owls topped visiting St. Edward's, 54-49, on Dec. 6, 2014
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in each of his four campaigns ... member of the NABC Honors Court in 2014 ... scored 102 of his 123 career points in his senior campaign … shot 46.5 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from downtown in 94 career games … tallied a 48-33 assist-to-turnover ratio with 76 rebounds and 22 steals.
In a breakout senior season, saw action in all 32 games for the Owls with one start … averaged 3.2 points per game on 54.3 percent shooting and a 51.1 mark from beyond the arc … boasted a 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio with 15 steals in 16.1 minutes per game … led the team in rebounding once and assists one time as well.
Opened the year with six points on a pair of three-pointers at Oregon State … established a career high with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting against William & Mary … matched that effort against Mercer in the following game … knocked down all four attempts for 10 points against Washington State and added an assist and a steal in the contest as he began the campaign with a 12-of-13 mark from the field … dished out four assists with two points and a rebound in the C-USA opener against UTSA … sank both attempts in the following game for five points against UTEP … tallied seven points and swiped a clutch steal down the stretch in the Owls’ win at Western Kentucky … posted six points on two field goal attempts with four rebounds at FIU … hauled in a season-high five boards with three points and three assists against Old Dominion … started the regular season home finale against Charlotte and notched three points with a pair of assists in 20 minutes of action … shot 60 percent from the field at the C-USA Championship with six points in the win over North Texas and nine points against Louisiana Tech.
Finished the season with a strong 1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio ... tallied eight points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in 5.2 minutes per game.
Notched career highs with six points, three rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes at East Carolina ... sank 2-of-5 three-point attempts to help the Owls erase an early deficit ... hauled in a pair of boards and passed an assist at Louisiana Tech ... grabbed a rebound in two minutes at UTSA ... scored his first points of the season on a layup against Marshall ... also passed out one assist in six minutes of action ... dished out an assist in a season-high eight minutes in the win over South Alabama ... played both Cable Car Classic games in front of a friendly home crowd less than an hour from his hometown, San Ramon ... hosted the Owls for Thanksgiving prior to the tournament ... recorded an assist in seven minutes of action against Rider ... played six minutes against Princeton ... hauled in a pair of rebounds and dished one assist at Texas A&M ... grabbed a rebound and attempted a three-pointer in three minutes against Southeastern Louisiana ... in just three minutes of action in the win against St. Thomas, hauled in a pair of defensive rebounds and matched a career best with two free throw attempts.
Made his sophomore debut in the season opener against St. Thomas ... dished out two assists against Georgia Tech in a then-season-high nine minutes of action ... added assists in back-to-back games against Drexel and Houston Baptist ... notched a career-high five points against LIU Brooklyn, including a 2-of-3 mark from the field and a three-pointer ... grabbed a season-best three rebounds in the game to accompany one steal ... notched a rebound and a steal in the win against Chicago State ... grabbed a board in 14 minutes of play at Harvard ... played more than 100 minutes before committing his first turnover of the campaign ... posted a rebound and a steal against Memphis ... dished out two assists and added two points in the win over New Orleans ... added an assist and a steal at UCF ... tallied three points and two steals at SMU in a season-high 15 minutes on the court ... followed up with two rebounds against UTEP in his next game.
Saw action in six games during freshman season at Rice ... had a rebound in each of his first three games played in an Owl uniform ... scored his first career field goal in the Owls' win over Florida A&M.
De La Salle High School
Member of high school team that captured the Nor Cal Championship ... the Spartans defeated favored Castro Valley for the Nor Cal title and advanced to play in the California state championship game ... team also captured the East Bay Athletic League championship senior year, posting a 27-5 overall record ... De La Salle also won the EBAL championship junior year ... team defeated Newark Memorial in the North Coast Section Championship after losing to the same opponent a year earlier in the state playoffs ... Spartans posted a 26-3 record during the 2009-10 season ... high school coach was Frank Allocco ... National Honor Society member who was also involved in the Student Coalition on Respectful Education.
Daniel Peera ... born Dec. 24, 1992 in Des Plaines, Ill. ... son of Dennis and Alberta Peera ... has a younger brother, Michael ... Rice major: Mechanical Engineering ... Rice College: Will Rice.
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