Nov. 11, 2013
HOUSTON, Texas – On the heels of a season-opening win against St. Thomas, Rice University looks to claim a second-straight win as the team hosts Southeastern Louisiana at Tudor Fieldhouse on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Sophomore Max Guercy led the Owls’ (1-0) offense with 17 points, including a 12-of-14 mark at the foul line in the game. Austin Ramljak knocked down three longballs to add 16 points of his own and freshman guard Marcus Jackson came off the bench to tally 12 points and dish out five of the team’s 13 assists.
Rice jumped out to an early lead thanks to 48-percent shooting in the opening 20 minutes. The Owls then extended the advantage to as many as 21 points in the second half. The Celts would not go quietly, however, and rallied back to within five points, but Rice finished strong to claim a 69-60 win.
Freshman Sean Obi started in his collegiate debut and led Rice with eight rebounds to accompany eight points. Sophomore Keith Washington made his first-career start and passed out three assists in the win.
The Owls were strong on the glass down the stretch and notched a 41-33 rebounding advantage in the game after being knotted at 18-18 through 20 minutes.
Scouting the Lions (0-1)
- Southeastern Louisiana dropped its season opener at Missouri on Friday night, 89-53. JaMichael Hawkins led the Lions with 14 points in the setback. Mizzou owned a 47-26 advantage on the glass and shot 54.4 percent from the field.
- Rice holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with the Lions, winning home games in 1984 and ‘86. The Owls dropped a five-point contest in Hammond, La. in 1985.
- Head coach Jim Yarbrough enters his ninth season at the helm.
The Owls take to the road for the first time this season on Friday with an 8 p.m. game at Texas A&M. The contest will be televised on FSN.
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