Scores

Final

Texas Southern 65

(2-9, 0-8 away)

Rice 81

(5-5, 5-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 21, 2005

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    TXSO 20 4565
    RICE 49 3281

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: S. Walker 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rice: M. Almond 39 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rice 81, Texas Southern 65

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Morris Almond came off the bench to score 39 points Wednesday night to lead Rice to an 81-65 victory over Texas Southern.

    Almond hit 14-of-20 from the field, including 4-of-7 3-pointers. He also made 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

    Lorenzo Williams had 11 points and 11 assists. J.R. Harrison also had 11 points for the Owls (5-5).

    Sean Walker led Texas Southern (2-9) with 18 points. Ike Count added 14 and Christopher Moore scored 10.

    Rice led 49-20 at the half as the Owls shot 58 percent from the field to Texas Southern's 29 percent.

    Texas Southern outshot Rice 44 percent to 41 percent from the field in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    RICE
    Points 65 81
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 29-58 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 29

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