Second-round game slated for 7 p.m. Saturday
Owls defeat Louisiana-Lafayette, host Drake Saturday
Owls' postseason begins at C-USA Men's Basketball Championship
Owls take on ECU Wednesday at C-USA T
Tandem headline team for third straight year
Video recap of the Owls' win over Tulane.
Video highlights from the Owls' 75-59 win over Florida A&M.
Images from the Owls' final regular season game against Houston.
Images from Senior Night 2012
Images from the Owls' exciting 77-75 win over UTEP played Feb. 1, 2012.
Images from Rice Basketball's Conference USA opener against Marshall played Jan. 7, 2012.
Images from Rice University's 65-58 road win at Texas A&M Dec. 22, 2011.
During his career competed in more games than any other player in Rice history ... saw action in 129 total games, starting 86 contests ... finished career with 1,234 career points which ranks 17th all-time at Rice ... over a four-year career, averaged 9.6 points to go along with 226 career assists and 114 career steals ... 163 career three-pointers made and 470 career three-point attempts both ranked sixth on the Rice all-time list to end his career ... led Rice in free throw shooting his final two years and concluded his four seasons with an 84.6 percentage at the line, second-highest in Rice history (ranks second only to Rice letterman and current women's basketball coach Greg Williams) ... finished his career with three of the longest consecutive free throw streaks in school history (28, 23 and 21 straight) ... played a total 3,537 career minutes, third-most in Rice history.
Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team for the third straight year ... also a repeat selection to the Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Basketball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America ... academic team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically as well as in the classroom ... for his senior year, averaged 9.5 points and led the team with 39 three-pointers made ... also had 63 assists and 28 steals ... scored his 1,000th career point in the Owls' game against Lamar becoming the 29th player in Rice history to score 1,000 career points. Scored 11 points in the Owls' win over Maryland-Eastern Shore ... was 4-for-8 from the field and knocked down a pair of three-pointers ... scored in double figures in five straight games prior to the St. Thomas game including 13 points against Florida A&M ... was 5-for-13 from the field and also had a season-high four assists along with two steals ... scored 10 points in each of the Owls' games on South Padre Island then finished with 12 points against Houston Baptist ... after an 0-for-3 shooting first half and two points in the period, got hot late in the game and finished with 11 points against Louisiana College ...made his last three field goal attempts of the game ... scored 10 points in the Owls' win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. ... scored 14 points in each of the Owls' last two nonconference games ... finished with 14 points in the Owls' game at Texas ... was 5-for-10 from the field and knocked down a trio of three-pointers ... in addition to 14 points at TCU, also had four assists and had two steals while playing 39 minutes.
Equaled a career high with five assists to go along with 6 points in the Owls' road win at SMU ... biggest assist came with less than two minutes when he found Arsalan Kazemi for a layin which turned into a three-point play, giving Rice a 13-point lead ... with a defender draped on him, beat the final horn with a three-pointer which gave Rice a 50-49 win over Tulane ... gave Rice a two-point lead with 7.8 seconds to play in overtime against UAB with a three-pointer before the Blazers made the game-winning shot ... scored eight of the Owls' nine overtime points and finished with what was then a season-high 17 points ... was 5-for-6 from three-point range in the game and had three assists ... registered a season-high, 22-point game against Tulane ... was 8-for-11 from the field, knocking down 4-of-6 three-point attempts ... threaded a pass to Arsalan Kazemi with 15 seconds to play in what resulted in a two-point lead with 15 seconds to play in the Owls' win over UTEP ... assist was one of a career-high tying five in the win ... posted a 13-point game at Houston ... was 5-for-11 from the field and had three assists ... nine points in win over UCF included two free throws with 30 seconds to play to give the Owls a six-point lead ... handled the ball for close to 20 seconds before being fouled ... played in his 125th career game earlier in the week at UTEP, scoring 12 points including a 7-for-8 performance at the free throw line.
Finished with a team-high 18 points in the Owls' CIT-opening win over Louisiana ... was 6-for-12 from the field and converted on 5-of-6 free throws ... also game's co-leader with four assists as the Owls advanced to the second round ... missed the Drake game due to family responsibilities ... scored eight points in 25 minutes off the bench in the Owls' road loss to Oakland in the CIT's quarterfinals.
Named Conference USA's Scholar Athlete of the Year for the sport of men's basketball ... played in all 32 games as a junior, starting 17 contests ... started 11 of the Owls' last 12 games of the season ... only exception in which he did not start during the final segment of the season came when the Owls played host to Tulsa for Senior Night ... converted 90.1 percent of his free throw attempts (82-of-91) which established a Rice record, breaking the old season mark of 88.9 set by Greg Williams (Rice's current women's basketball coach) during the 1966-67 season ... free throw percentage also ranked second in Conference USA ... converted final 11 free throw attempts of the season ... averaged 12.1 points per game during conference play ... scored in double figures in 11 of the Owls' last 14 games of the year ... named to the 2011 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District VI Team ... unanimous selection to the 2011 Conference USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team ... C-USA academic recognition marked the second straight year named to the league's all-academic team.
Scored 17 points in the second game of the season against Grambling State ... after a hard fall in the Saint Gregory's game limited him to just a minute of playing time, two days later played 27 minutes against UNT, finishing with nine points and four rebounds ... scored 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting against Arizona ... also had two steals against the Wildcats ... after not getting to the free throw line the previous three games, was 6-for-6 at the line against the Trojans ... scored 13 points against UALR ... free-throw performance against UALR was the fourth perfect performance during the first segment of the season as he made 28 straight free throws, the third-longest consecutive streak in Rice history ... in 26 minutes of action against Oral Roberts, scored 15 points ... was 5-for-8 from the field and knocked down all three free throw attempts against ORU ... also had two assists and a steal ... in the Owls' win over LSU, knocked down four crucial shots from the line in the final seconds to ice the victory ... banged home a three-pointer to beat the buzzer and tie the TCU game at 30-30 at the break ... went on to score 13 points including a 9-for-10 performance at the free throw line in a 70-61 win over the Horned Frogs.
Scored a season-high 21 points against Southern Miss ... sent contest to overtime with his fourth three-pointer of the game ... also had four assists and two steals in 40 minutes of play vs. USM ... two key free throws on a technical foul with 27 seconds to play gave Rice a three-point lead against UCF ... went on to score 15 points and grab four rebounds in a 57-50 victory over the Knights ... knocked down a three-pointer with 12.1 seconds to play to send the Houston game to overtime ... scored 18 points, had four assists and two steals in the Owls' OT victory over the Cougars ... 6-for-12 shooting day and 17 points against SMU ... scored a career-high 25 points in the Owls' road win at Tulane ... was 7-for-13 from the field and made 5-of-6 three-pointers against the Green Wave ... scored 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting in win over Memphis ... went 6-for-9 from the field and finished with 15 points in overtime game played at SMU ... was 3-for-3 from three-point range against the Mustangs while playing a career-best 44 minutes ... equaled a career high with five assists in the Owls' game against East Carolina ... had just one turnover in 33 minutes of play against ECU ... began a streak of making final 11 free throws of the season by converting his final five attempts against the Pirates ... scored 12 points in road win at Houston.
Also scored 12 points in the Owls' first-round Conference USA Championship victory over SMU ... had a career-high five steals in addition to scoring 10 points and dishing out three assists in the Owls' C-USA quarterfinal game against Tulsa.
Averaged 9.4 points, 2 assists and 1.8 rebounds as a sophomore ... named the Rice Basketball Challenge's Most Valuable Player after averaging 14.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists over three games ... began the season making 10-of-14 three-pointers during the tournament ... scored 18 points in the opener against Sacramento State ... was 5-for-5 from three-point range in a 71-69 win over South Alabama ... fifth trey against the Jaguars gave Rice a 65-59 lead with 3:30 to play and came after South Alabama had tied the game at 59-59 ... registered a 16-point 5-assist game in the Owls' win over Santa Clara ... equaled a career high with the five dimes ... was 3-for-7 from three-point range against McNeese State ... was 6-for-13 from the field against the Cowboys, finishing with 17 points which was a point shy of a season scoring high.
Had a 14-point effort to go along with seven rebounds and two assists in loss to SMU ... scored 11 points in overtime game against Tulane ... registered double-figure scoring efforts in eight of the Owls' last 11 games, including 12 against Texas A&M-International ... scored the Owls' last eight points of the first half to pull Rice to within three points at the break on the road at SMU ... finished with 16 points and three assists in return to his native Metroplex ... in road game against Houston, scored 12 points and had four rebounds ... over last two games of the regular season against UH and UCF, attempted 29 shots, setting a new career high in each game ... against the Knights, was 7-for-15 from the field, including 2-for-6 from three-point range en route to a season-high 19 points ... also had a team-high three assists against UCF ... closed out his sophomore season by scoring in double figures in the Owls' last three games ... matched a season high with five, three-pointers (5-for-6) against Tulsa at the GMC Sierra Conference USA Championship, leading Rice with 17 points ... also had two assists and three steals.
Led Conference USA in free throw shooting, making 86.6 percent of his shots from the line ... free throw shooting mark set a Rice freshman record ... for the year averaged 8.7 points ... shot 36 percent from the field ... connected on 33.6 percent of his three-point attempts (38-of-113) ... also averaged 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals ... started the Owls' first seven games beginning with the season opener against Portland State ... at the Basketball Travelers Invitational finished with 14 points and five rebounds in a win over Cal Poly ... scored 18 points early in his freshman season against Lamar ... was 4-for-12 from the field but thrived at the free throw line where he made 10-of-11 shots ... came off the bench to score 11 points against Harvard ... scored seven points on 3-for-5 shooting in 27 minutes of play against Texas A&M.
In first Conference USA home game, scored 13 points and had three assists against SMU ... scored a team-high 14 points against UCF in his second straight double-figure scoring game ... the following week came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points at Memphis ... against the Tigers had a career-high nine rebounds and was 7-for-8 form the line ... lone free throw miss at Memphis ended a streak of 17 straight free throws made ... registered a career-high, 24-point game against Southern Miss ... was 6-for-9 from three-point range against USM as Rice set a school record with 16 treys ... was 7-of-13 from the field and had four assists in 38 minutes of play against the Golden Eagles ... in a road win at UCF, scored 13 points, knocking down 3-of-5 three-pointers to go along with three assists and two steals ... after being held to a total of 10 points in the Owls' final three regular season games, scored in double figures in both of the team's games played at the Conference USA Tournament ... scored 14 points in win over Marshall ... was 4-for-5 from the field including a 3-for-4 performance from three-point range against the Thundering Herd ... scored 10 points in the Owls' loss to Tulsa in the C-USA Tournament's quarterfinals.
DeSoto High School
A 2008 graduate of DeSoto High School in suburban Dallas ... concluded his playing career at DeSoto where as a senior he averaged 13 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Eagles ... was a Second-Team All-District 8-5A selection as a senior ... prep team advanced to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2008 ... sent playoff game against Colleyville Heritage into overtime with a game-tying three-pointer ... scored 19 points, had four assists and two rebounds in the Region 1 game ... DeSoto posted a 34-5 record his junior year and advanced to the Class 5A Region I finals ... averaged eight points, two rebounds and 3.2 assists as a junior ... high school coach was Chris Dyer.
Played his final two years at DeSoto after transferring from Red Oak High School ... as a sophomore at Red Oak, prep team posted a 29-7 record and won a district title for the first time in over 50 years ... led Class 4A in scoring during the 2005-06 season, averaging 26 points a game to go along with 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals ... high school coach at Red Oak was Stephen Foster.
Academically, was a Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society student at DeSoto ... as both a junior and senior received a SOAR award from DeSoto High School, maintaining better than a 95 percent average in core courses ... graduated sixth in his high school class of 500+ students.
Born April 1, 1990 in Dallas ... son of Paul and Sherry Frizzelle ... has an older sister, Monica, and a brother, Taylor, who played basketball at Southwestern Assembly of God University ... Kinesiology major at Rice ... Wiess College.
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