HOUSTON-- Season tickets for the exciting second season of the Mike Rhoades era of Rice Men's Basketball are now on sale.
Season tickets guarantee Rice fans not only the best seating options for a competitive 17-game home schedule that includes a matchup with Oregon State of the Pac-12 as well as 2015 tournament teams UAB, Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion, but also a number of enhanced benefits, including the new Owls Fan Card.
The Owls Fan Card includes discounts to a number of Houston area merchants and season ticket holders will enjoy additional savings with a one-time coupon for a 25% discount at the Rice team store. Season ticket holders also have a chance to be recognized as the Season Ticket Holder of the Game, as well as many more benefits. For a full list of all the great season ticket benefits, please click here.
Season tickets start as low as $99 for all 17 games, with multiple seating level options. For a full list of season ticket pricing options, please click here.
To order season tickets, please call 713-348-OWLS (6957) or visit ricetickets.com/mbb.
The men's basketball team opens its exhibition season on November 7 against LeTourneau at 7 p.m. Rice welcomes six schools from the state of Texas while also hosting three of last season's top five teams from Conference USA.
Of the 17 regular season home contests, all but three are tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. The Nov. 22 and Nov. 29 games against Fresno State and UT-Arlington are both slated for 5 p.m. while the annual School House Mania game on Dec. 17 versus St. Thomas is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
The Owls return five letterwinners from last year's squad, including senior Max Guercy and junior Marcus Jackson. Guercy averaged 9.8 points while ranking third in Conference USA with 4.5 assists per game. Jackson is the leading returning scorer from last year's squad, averaging 14.5 points while leading C-USA with 2.7 three-pointers per game. Rice also welcomes a strong freshman class that will be expected to contribute right away.
Rice is looking to build on last year's momentum that saw Head Coach Mike Rhoades' squad pull off victories over Western Kentucky, Conference USA runner-up Middle Tennessee and C-USA champion UAB.