Rice to Honor 1970 Southwest Conference Champions

Head Coach Don Knodel led Rice to its last NCAA Tournament appearance.
Jan. 18, 2016

HOUSTON— Rice will honor the 1970 Southwest Conference championship team during halftime of the January 30 game against North Texas, scheduled for 7 p.m.

The 1970 Southwest Conference Champions were the last Rice squad to make the NCAA Tournament. That year’s team, led by Head Coach Don Knodel, finished 14-11 and 10-4 in the Southwest Conference. The team earned victories over Arkansas, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU and TCU before falling to New Mexico State in the NCAA Tournament. They were led by a pair of eventual 1,000-Point scorers in Gary Reist and Tom Myer.

For its play during the season, the team will be presented with championship rings at halftime.





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