Dec. 22, 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Arsalan Kazemi scored a career-high 26 points but the Owls couldn't overcome Miami's 13-for-23 performance from three-point range as the Hurricanes defeated Rice 73-67 Wednesday at the 2010 Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.
Kazemi registered his seventh double-double performance of the season, finishing with 14 rebounds. The sophomore was 7-for-11 from the field and made 12-of-14 free throws.
Miami scored the first five points of the second half to take an 11-point lead but after trailing 43-33 early in the period, Rice used an 8-0 run to get back into the game. The rally was capped by a Trey Stanton dunk off a pass from Tamir Jackson that pulled the Owls to within two points, 43-41 with 13:52 to play in the game.
Miami's Malcolm Grant cooled the Owls' run with back-to-back three-pointers. But Rice would again answer. Stanton flushed a lob pass from Nate Schwarze and the senior center would later drain a three-pointer to cut the Hurricanes' lead to 51-46.
But the Hurricanes continued to rain three-pointers. All told, UM was 6-for-9 from behind the arc in the second half including another three by Grant as well as a trey by Adrian Thomas that helped push Miami's lead back out to double figures.
Grant was 6-for-8 from three-point range and finished with 25 points. Thomas was 3-for-7 from behind the arc and finished with nine points.
Rice would stay close, scoring six straight points at one point. Kazemi's tip-in with 1:22 to play closed the lead to 65-60 but Garrius Adams would drive inside for a UM basket and Reggie Johnson's free throws with 45 seconds to play gave the Hurricanes a 69-60 lead.
The Owls trailed by as many as seven points in the first half when Durand Scott dialed up a long-range three to put the Hurricanes up 27-20 with 7:03 to play in the period. Rice would later cut the advantage back to three as Cory Pflieger drilled a three and Lucas Kuipers added a free throw to narrow the Miami advantage to 27-24 with 5:11 to play in the period.
Grant and Thomas both nailed three-pointers for Miami in the final minutes and the Owls' went scoreless over the final 3:46 of the period to trail 34-28 at the break.
Behind Kazemi's 26 points, Lucas Kuipers finished with 12 points while Jackson scored 11 and had a game-high six assists.
Rice, now 6-5, closes out play at the tournament Thursday afternoon when the Owls take on Oral Roberts. Tip-off is set for 2:15 p.m. Central Time and will be broadcast in Houston by ESPN 97.5. A link to the radio broadcast can also be found at RiceOwls.com.
Miami improved to 9-3 on the year.
Season Ends as Rice Falls 79-69 to Charlotte in...
03/09/2016 - Charlotte closed the game on an 18-8 as Rice fell, 79-69, in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament.
Men's Hoops Begins C-USA Tournament against...
03/08/2016 - No. 10 seed Rice opens the Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday, March 9, against seventh-seeded Charlotte. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT...
Marcus Evans Named Conference USA Freshman of...
03/08/2016 - Freshman Marcus Evans was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year, the conference office announced Tuesday morning.
Marcus Evans Earns Sixth Straight Freshman of...
03/07/2016 - For the sixth straight week and the 10th time this season, Marcus Evans was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week in a vote by the media,...
Evans Named First Team All-Conference USA
03/07/2016 - Freshman Marcus Evans was named First Team All-Conference USA, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Rice to Face Charlotte at C-USA Tournament
03/05/2016 - Rice will be the 10th seed in next week’s Conference USA Tournament, to be played in Birmingham, Ala., Conference USA announced Saturday...
Comeback Comes up Short as Rice Drops Regular...
03/05/2016 - Rice cut a 17-point second half deficit to three-points, but two turnovers in the final minute and a half proved costly as the Owls fell, 74-67 on ...
Men’s Hoops Closes Regular Season with...
03/04/2016 - Rice closes the regular season on Saturday, Mar. 5, when it hosts Old Dominion. The Owls will honor Max Guercy on Senior Day. Tip-off is scheduled ...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store