Nov. 20, 2011
HOUSTON - After giving up the opening basket, Rice scored 20 straight points and cruised to an 81-49 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore Sunday afternoon in Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Owls, now 3-0, wrap up a home stand to begin the season when they take on Florida A&M Tuesday night in a campus site game of the South Padre Island Invitational. Tip-off for Tuesday's game is 7 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast by 1560 The Game (KGOW).
In a week in which the Owls will play four games, no Rice student-athlete saw more than 25 minutes of playing time in Sunday's win.
Following Tuesday's game, Rice travels to South Padre for games against Northern Iowa and Iowa State Friday and Saturday.
After Ishaq Pitt gave UMES its only lead on the Hawks' opening possession, Lucas Kuipers answered at the other end with a jumper then nailed a three-pointer on the Owls' next time down the floor to put Rice out in front. Connor Frizzelle canned a pair of three-pointers, Kuipers nailed another trey and Arsalan Kazemi had a couple dunks during the rally.
Rice led 38-23 at halftime but the Owls extended the lead after intermission. Sophomore center Omar Oraby scored a career-high 17 points, all in the second half, to lead Rice in scoring.
Kazemi played just 22 minutes including six in the second half, finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds. Frizzelle also had 11 points and while Lucas Kuipers finished with 10 points and five rebounds.
Jackson scored a career-high 29 points in last Thursday's win over Southern but took just two shots in Sunday's game. The junior guard did have six assists and a steal in 21 minutes of play. Freshman point guard Dylan Ennis came off the bench to score seven points, dish out four assists and grab three rebounds.
Rice shot 52 percent from the field as a team and outrebounded the Hawks 45-29. UMES converted just 29.6 percent of its field goal attempts.
Maryland-Eastern Shore was led by Louis Bell and Percy Woods who each scored 16 points. Bell converted 4-of-6 three-pointers while Woods came off the bench to make 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.
The Hawks, 1-3, are in the midst of a six-game road stand. They play at Kansas State on Tuesday.
Rice Earns C-USA Institutional Excellence Award
07/10/2015 - For the eighth time in the past 10 years, Rice University student-athletes earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award in 2014-15 by...
Four Owls Earn C-USA Scholar-Athlete Award
07/09/2015 - Seth Gearhart, Evan Karakolis, Belle MacFarlane and Brian Nordstrom have all been named recipients of the 2014-15 Conference USA Scholar Athlete of...
Rice Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class
06/30/2015 - Richard and William Barker, Bubba Crosby, Jarett Dillard, Funmilayo Jimoh, Holly Jones-Wright, Lauren Shockley and Brent Scott will be inducted as ...
Men's Basketball Adds Lott for Fall 2015
05/19/2015 - Rice University head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades announced the signing of a fifth freshman for the incoming class in Chad Lott (Shreveport,...
Men's Basketball Signs Smith for 2015
04/30/2015 - Rice University head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades announced the signing of Amir Smith (Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point HS) to a National...
Gearhart Named a C-USA Spirit of Service Award ...
04/08/2015 - Men's basketball senior Seth Gearhart has been named Rice's Conference USA Spirit of Service Award winner for winter sports, the league office...
Comeback Falls Just Short to Top Seed LA Tech...
03/13/2015 - One night after putting together a complete game in the Conference USA Championship opener, Rice University men's basketball gave top seed...
Men's Basketball Dominates North Texas in C-USA...
03/11/2015 - Marcus Jackson scored 28 points to lead No. 9 Rice University men's basketball past eight-seed North Texas, 82-54, in the opening round of the...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store