Scores

Final

Rice 67

(7-4, 2-1 WAC)

UTEP 96

(12-2, 2-0 WAC)

    9:05 PM ET, January 6, 2005

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    RICE 38 2967
    UTEP 48 4896

    Top Performers

    Rice: M. Harris 10 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Blk

    UTEP: O. Thomas 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    UTEP 96, Rice 67

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Omar Thomas scored 26 points to lead Texas-El Paso to a 96-67 victory over Rice on Thursday night.

    Thomas hit 11-of-14 from the field, including his only 3-point attempt and 3-of-4 free throws. He also had four assists and two steals. Miguel Ayala came off the bench to score 20 points, 18 of those on 3-pointers for UTEP.

    UTEP (12-2, 2-0 WAC) capitalized on 17 Rice turnovers, scoring 24 points.

    Lorenzo Williams led Rice (7-4, 2-1) with 13 points and Jamaal Moore added 12.

    UTEP led 48-38 at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    UTEP
    Points 67 96
    FG Made-Attempted 28-64 (.438) 35-69 (.507)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-12 (.083) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 29

    2004-05 Season

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