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

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.