Feb. 12, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Rice University men’s basketball returns to the road for a pair of games this week, beginning with Wednesday’s contest at Marshall. Tipoff from the Cam Henderson Center is slated for 6 p.m. CT.
The Owls (5-18, 1-8) hosted SMU on Wednesday in a game that was tightly contested for more than a half despite Rice’s trouble finding its shooting touch.
Rice forced 14 Mustang turnovers, including seven steals, which converted into 14 points. The Owls rank second in Conference USA with a +1.8 turnover margin.
Scouting the Thundering Herd
Following a 75-61 road loss at UAB on Saturday, Marshall stands 3-6 in conference play and 10-14 overall this season.
The Thundering Herd is a solid 9-3 at home on the season with a 3-1 mark at the Cam Henderson Center in league play.
Four Marshall players score in double figures, led by Elijah Pittman’s 15.1 points per game on 49.0 percent shooting. Dennis Tinnon comes close to averaging a double-double with 10.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and DeAndre Kane leads the squad with 7.4 assists.
Marshall has dropped five of its last six games, which includes four road contests. The lone win over the stretch was a 75-71 home win over UCF.
Rice is 2-6 against Marshall in the all-time series, which dates back to 2005-06. The Owls’ wins have come in Huntington (Feb. 8, 2006) and at the Conference USA Championship in March 2009.
Four of the eight meetings have been decided by five or fewer points, including last season’s 63-61 heartbreaker at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Jackson scored seven points with a pair of rebounds and an assist in last season’s meeting.
The senior has started all three of his career games against the Herd and averages 10.7 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal.
DeBose scored two points with a pair of rebounds last year, while Seth Gearhart also saw action in the game.
Rice completes its road trip on Saturday at UAB. It is the only regular season meeting between the teams.
The Owls then have a week between games before hosting Tulane on Feb. 23.
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