Central Florida 77, Rice 64

HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Rose scored 22 points and Josh Peppers
added 21 points for Central Florida, which beat Rice 77-64 on
Saturday night.

Central Florida (12-13, 6-6 Conference USA) hit 12 3-pointers
and shot 57 percent from the field. Rice shot less than 40 percent
and trailed 32-28 at halftime.

The Owls (11-14, 5-7) went on a 7-0 run in the second half to
come within 42-40, but UCF's Mike O'Donnell hit a 3-pointer to halt
the rally.

Jamaal Moore and Lorenzo Williams each had 13 points for Rice,
and Morris Almond added 11.