Evans had a game-high 26 points.
Second career C-USA All-Academic honor
Koulechov had 22 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.
31st annual banquet
31st annual banquet
Rice defeated San Francisco in the opening round of the CBI.
USATSI Gallery - Rice @ Southern Miss
Photos from North Texas @ Rice on January 14, 2017.
Jan. 7, 2017
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.
Has played in 59 games with 51 starts through two seasons ... averages 11.0 points per game following his breakout sophomore season ... shoots 38.4 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from downtown ... 79.7 free throw percentage would rank in the program's career top 10 ... averages 2.9 assists per game with a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Started all 35 games … Conference USA All-Academic Team … third on the team with 12.2 points and second with 2.3 assists … also averaged 2.5 rebounds … had 25 double-figure scoring games … led the team in scoring three times and assists seven times … scored 19 points and recorded a career-high eight assists at James Madison (11/13) … had eight points and seven rebounds against Texas Southern (11/16) … scored 19 points and had five rebounds and four assists at Omaha (11/19) … had 15 points, four rebounds and four assists versus Montana State (11/21) … had 12 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals against Delaware State (11/23) … recorded 14 points, four assists and three rebounds at Incarnate Word (11/26) … had a season-high 20 points to go with five rebounds and three assists at Pitt (12/17) … scored 19 points and had five assists against Northwestern State (12/19) … scored 17 points at North Texas (2/4) … scored 13 points versus UTSA (2/16) … had 10 points and a team-high four assists against Southern Miss (2/23) … became the 35th player in school history to record his 1,000 career points with 11 against Louisiana Tech (2/25) … scored 13 points and tied a season-high with seven rebounds at Marshall (3/2) … tied a season-high 20 points versus Southern Miss (3/8) in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.
Redshirted after missing the entire year with an injury.
Played in all 32 games with 31 starts ... averaged 14.5 points per game on 41.4 percent shooting and a 39.7 percent mark from downtown ... led Conference USA with 2.7 three-pointers per game ... ranked third in the league in free throw percentage (83.1), ninth in three-point percentage, 12th in scoring and 14th in assists per game (2.7) ... set Rice sophomore class records for three-pointers made (85) and attempted (214) ... ranked second on program's single-season list for three-pointers made and third for three-point attempts ... ended the season with a streak of 25-straight games with a three-pointer to tie for fourth in program history ... tied for fourth in Rice single-game history with 14 three-point attempts at UTSA ... sank the game-winning free throws with 5.4 seconds on the clock against Southern Miss ... led the team in scoring 13 times, assists 13 times and rebounding three times ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
Led Rice to a home opener win over Prairie View A&M with a career-high 30 points on 8-of-13 shooting with four three-pointers and a 10-of-10 mark from the foul line ... dished out seven assists at Alaska Anchorage after passing around five in each of the two previous games ... tallied 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds against Houston Baptist ... sank 5-of-9 three-point attempts for 19 points with six rebounds at Lamar ... led the Owls to a win in the league opener against UTSA with 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting with 5-of-9 three-pointers ... recorded his second-straight 20-point game on 5-of-7 shooting and 5-of-6 three-pointers with eight rebounds against UTEP ... passed the 20-point mark for a third-straight game with 22 points with four treys, six rebounds and five assists against North Texas ... dipped to a modest 15 points at Old Dominion with four rebounds and four assists ... posted his fourth 20-point game in five league outings with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four three-pointers, five rebounds and five assists in the overtime win at Charlotte ... notched 19 points with five triples and sank all four free throws, including the game winners, against Southern Miss ... hit 5-of-11 treys for 18 points at North Texas ... scored 24 points with six rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in 44 minutes in the double overtime win against Middle Tennessee ... came off the bench on Senior Day to tally 21 points against Charlotte ... converted 9-of-10 free throws and 5-of-12 field goal attempts with three rebounds, three steals and two assists ... drained a season-high six three-pointers and shot 9-of-18 from the field for 25 points in the win at UTSA ... blocked two shots and hauled in four rebounds as well ... finished the regular season with four three-pointers and a 6-of-10 mark from the field at UTEP for 19 points to accompany four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals ... dropped in 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting in the Owls' Conference USA Championship opening round rout of North Texas ... sank 4-of-6 three-pointers, and all four foul shots with four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes ... closed out the campaign with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting in the quarterfinal against Louisiana Tech ... sank 2-of-3 treys with three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
2014 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member ... led Rice and all Conference USA freshmen in steals ... ranked second on the team and 12th in the league in assists ... started 20 of his 27 games played ... led the Owls in assists 11 times and scoring twice ... posted eight double-figure scoring games ... averaged 6.7 points per game on 32.2 percent shooting and a 74.6 mark at the foul line ... 1.64 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked eighth in C-USA.
Knocked down all five free throw attempts at Old Dominion ... notched seven points and led Rice with four assists and three steals ... racked up 13 points and matched a season high with seven assists in the win over North Texas ... set season highs with 14 points and four three-pointers at UTEP ... added three assists and a pair of steals in the game as well ... dished four assists without a turnover to accompany seven points in the win over Charlotte ... started against Marshall and notched 10 points with four assists with a pair of three-pointers ... returned from injury at Southern Miss to score three points with an assist and a steal off the bench ... missed three games with a hip injury in January ... passed around season-high seven assists in the win at Santa Clara ... notched four points with a rebound ... tallied 10 points, five assists and four rebounds against Rider ... grabbed a season high seven rebounds and matched his best mark with five assists against Princeton ... scored in double figures for the fourth-straight game at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 10 points, including an 8-of-9 mark at the foul line ... also grabbed four rebounds and passed out one assist ... made his first start and notched his third-straight double-figure scoring game with 10 points at TAMU ... sank a three-pointer to give Rice a 62-60 lead with 23 seconds to play against Southeastern Louisiana ... finished the game as the Owls' leader in points (12) and assists (4) ... made his Blue and Gray debut against St. Thomas with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-6 three-pointers ... added five assists without a turnover.
Pacific Hills High School
Scored 23 points in the CIF Division IV State Boys Championship win over Cardinal Newman ... led the team to a 29-4 record on the season under head coach Ivan Barahona ... claimed the Alpha League championship over Brentwood to earn the top seed in the state playoffs ... averaged 25 points per game spanning three weeks in January ... notched 18 points to claim a second-straight Southern California Championship ... as a junior, averaged 16.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists to lead the team to a 30-5 record.
Full name is J. Marcus Jackson ... born Sept. 22, 1994 in Mill City, Ore. ... son of D.R. Jackson and Stacey Riggen ... two brothers and one sister ... Rice major: Undeclared (Natural Sciences Division) ... Rice College: Baker.
Kreider Joins Men’s Basketball Staff
04/07/2017 - Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera announced the addition of Chris Kreider as assistant coach Friday morning. Kreider comes to Rice following...
Green Joins Men’s Basketball Staff
04/04/2017 - Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera announced the addition of former Owl Van Green as video coordinator Tuesday afternoon. Green returns to South...
Linebaugh Joins Men’s Basketball Staff
03/30/2017 - Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera announced the addition of Mark Linebaugh to his staff Thursday afternoon. Linebaugh comes to Rice following...
Scott Pera Introduced Saturday Morning
03/25/2017 - Rice head coach Scott Pera was officially introduced to the public Saturday morning.
Scott Pera to Be Introduced this Saturday
03/24/2017 - New men’s basketball coach Scott Pera will be formally introduced Saturday at 11 a.m. at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Evans, Koulechov Named NABC All-District 11
03/22/2017 - Sophomore Marcus Evans and junior Egor Koulechov were named to the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) All-District 11 team, the...
Joe Karlgaard Statement on Men's Basketball...
03/21/2017 - Statement from Athletic Director Joe Karlgaard on the Men's Basketball Coaching position.
Rice Falls to Utah Valley, 85-79 in CBI...
03/20/2017 - Rice placed six players in double-figures, but it was not enough as the Owls fell, 85-79, to Utah Valley in the CBI Quarterfinals, Monday night at ...
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