More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
UTEP rallies past Owls in regular season finale, 68-65
Owls begin final home stand on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Owls play at crosstown foe Houston, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Drone and Gearhart notch double-doubles against St. Thomas
Feb. 12, 2015
Rice defeated St. Thomas, 72-61, in front of more than 3,800 local students on Dec. 18, 2014.
Nov. 8, 2014
Dec. 19, 2014 Rice 68, Prairie View A&M 64
Saw action in 25 games with one start in his rookie campaign … notched 17 points, 28 rebounds and five blocks in 5.7 minutes per game … connected on 42.9 percent of field goals and shot 55.6 percent at the foul line … Rice’s first sub off the bench in 11 games … Conference USA Commissioner’s honor Roll member.
Made his collegiate debut in the season opener at Oregon State with one rebound in six minutes … scored his first points of the season at the foul line against Mercer and added a block in nine minutes in the contest … followed up with two points, two rebounds, an assist and a block in the next game against Washington State … started and played a season-high 10 minutes in the win over St. Thomas … added four rebounds in the contest … sank his last four field goal attempts of the season … tallied four points in the regular season finale at UTEP on 2-of-2 shooting … matched his season high with four boards in the Owls’ opening round win over North Texas in the Conference USA Championship.
In his senior season for coach Mike Maxwell at Bountiful High School, Pollard shot 50 percent or better from the field in 13 contests, leading to a 53.0 field goal percentage on the season ... led his team in offensive rebounding and ranked among the squad's leaders in total boards ... swatted a team-best 37 blocks as well, as the Braves posted a 21-4 record and perfect 10-0 mark in their region ... the team advanced to the state 4A semifinal before falling in a close contest to the eventual champion for a second-straight season ... spent 2013-14 at Impact Academy in Las Vegas.
Son of Neal and Greta Pollard ... comes from a strong basketball family ... grandfather, Pearl Pollard, was a standout for the University of Utah in the late 1950s and his father played collegiately as well ... uncle, Scot Pollard, played collegiately at Kansas, was a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons in 1997 and enjoyed an 11-season career in the NBA that culminated with an NBA championship as a member of the 2008 Boston Celtics ... Rice major: Undeclared (Engineering Division) ... Rice College: Hanszen.
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