Feb. 23, 2013
HOUSTON, Texas – Six three-pointers and 30 total points from Tulane’s Ricky Tarrant were too much for Rice University men’s basketball to overcome as the Owls fell, 89-64, on Saturday night at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Tamir Jackson and Max Guercy led Rice with 19 points each as the team worked hard to overcome a second-half deficit. After trailing by as many as 14 points early in the frame, the Owls (5-21, 1-11) cut the Green Wave lead down to seven points with 14 minutes remaining. From there, Tarrant scored Tulane’s (18-9, 6-6) next nine points to help the visitors regain a double-figure cushion.
Several athletic drives to the basket kept the game within reach for Rice as the team cut the deficit back down to as few as 10 points with 10 minutes remaining in regulation before Tulane used one more solid run to put the game out of reach. It was the Green Wave’s fourth win in its last five outings.
Head coach Ben Braun said after the game, “Two areas gave Tulane about two-thirds of their points, and those were points off turnovers and second-chance points. If we can eliminate those, it’s a different game. But Tarrant is a tremendous player for them and he shot the ball extremely well tonight.”
The Green Wave held a 39-23 advantage on the glass and converted 16 offensive rebounds into 25 second-chance points. The visitors added 21 points off of 14 Rice turnovers.
Jackson shot 5-of-15 from the field and knocked down 9-of-10 free throws on the night to accompany four rebounds and three assists. The senior passed Greg Hines (1983-87) for sixth place on the program’s career scoring list at 1,559 points.
Guercy did more of his damage from downtown, sinking 3-of-5 three-pointers and 6-of-10 shots overall. He matched a season high with five steals and added three boards with a pair of assists.
The Owls started the game shooting 2-of-9 from the field and fell behind by as many as 17 points in the first half before rallying to quickly cut the deficit to 10 points. Tulane responded just before the intermission to take a 36-25 lead into the locker room at the break.
For the game, Rice shot 43.2 percent from the field and knocked down 5-of-17 three-pointers. The Owls added 21-of-27 free throws for a 77.8 percent mark as well. Tulane shot 49.1 percent from the field, including a 50-percent clip in the second half. On the strength of Tarrant’s 6-of-8 mark from downtown, Tulane shot 9-of-17 from behind the arc.
Julian DeBose chipped in nine points on 3-of-5 shooting for Rice while Austin Ramljak, Keith Washington and Bahrom Firozgary added five each. DeBose, Jackson, Ramljak and Ross Wilson hauled in four rebounds each.
Josh Davis added a double-double for Tulane with 23 points and 16 boards, including a 9-for-16 tally at the free throw line.
The Owls travel to Dallas on Wednesday to take on SMU. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Moody Coliseum.
Marcus Evans Named to Preseason All-Conference ...
10/06/2016 - Sophomore Marcus Evans picked up his third preseason honor, as he was named to the Preseason All-Conference Team, the conference office announced...
Men’s Basketball Begins Practice for 2016...
10/03/2016 - The Rice men’s basketball team held its first practice in Fox Gym this afternoon in preparation for the 2016-17 season
Marcus Evans Named College Sports Madness...
09/29/2016 - Sophomore Marcus Evans was named to the Preseason All-High Major Second Team by College Sports Madness, its staff announced Thursday morning.
Marcus Evans Named College Sports Madness...
09/28/2016 - Sophomore Marcus Evans was named the Preseason Player of the Year, as well as First Team All-Conference USA, by College Sports Madness, its staff...
Koulechov to Play in FIBA Qualifier
08/22/2016 - Rice junior basketball player Egor Koulechov will participate in a FIBA Qualifier for Israel.
Andrew Drone to Play with Global Sports Academy
08/08/2016 - Rice senior forward Andrew Drone will be a part of the Global Sports Academy Select Team that will tour the Netherlands and Germany.
Guercy Signs Professional Contract
08/03/2016 - Former Owl Max Guercy, owner of a host of school records, has signed to play professionally overseas, the program announced Wednesday morning.
Men’s Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic...
07/29/2016 - For the fourth consecutive year, the Rice men’s basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Award,...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store