Gearhart tallies career-high 24 points
Rice returns home to host Houston Baptist on Dec. 3 at Tudor Fieldhouse
The Owls close out the tournament on Saturday at 3 p.m. against Alaska Anchorage
Sophomore Marcus Jackson paced the Owls with 19 points
Played in 12 games, averaging 17.9 minutes ... scored 3.8 points per game with 3.6 rebounds ... added seven assists and seven blocked shots ... shot 37.0 percent from the field.
Made his collegiate debut in the opener at Oregon State with four points and four rebounds in 16 minutes ... notched six points in 24 minutes against Washington State, sinking all four free throw attempts ... added eight rebounds in the game ... followed up with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting and six boards at Alaska Anchorage ... connected on all three shot attempts at Texas six points to accompany four rebounds ... notched five points and five rebounds in the C-USA opener against UTSA.
Columbia High School
Advanced to the state championship game as a junior and senior, and the program has won five of the past nine Georgia state titles ... posted a 28-5 record as a senior ... tallied 12.8 points on 53.0 percent shooting, along with 9.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, ranking among the district leaders in each category ... shot 78.0 percent on free throws ... tallied a season-best 20 points against Grady HS and hauled in 13 rebounds in three games ... in 2012-13, averaged 12 points and nine rebounds per game for coach Kerry Sandifer ... spent the following summer competing for the Q6 All-Stars, the same AAU program that Owl teammate Denzel Davis played for the previous year.