Feb. 24, 2006
Game 25: RICE OWLS (11-13, 5-6) vs. UCF (11-13, 5-6)
Television: RSTN - Time Warner Cable ch. 105 with Mike Pede and Jorge Vargas
Radio: 700 KSEV AM, Houston with Robert Henslee and Shawn Respert
Internet Audio: www.riceowls.com ALL ACCESS
Series: Rice leads 1-0 (Dec. 13, 1977, Rice 65, Florida Tech 63)
The Rice vs. UCF game marks only the second meeting between Rice and Central Florida. The Owls previously won on Dec. 13, 1977, 65-63, when UCF was then known as Florida Tech.
Junior Morris Almond leads Rice and C-USA in scoring at 21.5 ppg. In 11 C-USA games, Almond is averaging a league-high 25.7 ppg. Almond has scored 30 or more points seven times this year.
Lorenzo Williams is third on the team in scoring at 11.3 ppg and he leads Rice with 150 assists, which ranks as the third-best total at Rice and he needs 10 more to surpass Rashid Smith's 2004 record of 159.
The Golden Knights are led in scoring by Josh Peppers 12.8 average, while Justin Rose follows at 10.7 and Anthony Williams is at 10.3 ppg.