Scores

Final

Rice 53

(3-19, 0-9 C-USA)

SMU 68

(8-13, 2-6 C-USA)

    8:05 PM ET, February 9, 2008

    Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas

    1 2 T
    RICE 34 1953
    SMU 23 4568

    Top Performers

    Rice: L. Ghoram 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    SMU: D. Roberts 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    SMU 68, Rice 53

    Associated Press

    DALLAS (AP) -- Derrick Roberts scored 20 points and Mike Walker added 12, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game, as SMU came back to beat Rice 68-53 Saturday night.

    The Mustangs (8-13, 2-6 Conference USA) fell behind early, trailing at halftime 34-23 and never leading until Walker's 3-point shot with 4:38 remaining put them up 51-50.

    SMU then closed the game on a 17-3 run, with Jon Killen scoring on eight free throws and Roberts adding six more points. Killen finished with 11 points and five assists.

    Rice (3-19, 0-9) looked like it might get its first conference win and break an 11-game losing streak, building a big lead on 54 percent first-half shooting. But then the Owls missed badly in the second half, going 8-of-28 from the field (29 percent).

    Patrick Britton led the Owls with 14 points. Rodney Foster had 11 points despite going 1-of-10 on 3-point tries. The Owls were 1-of-14 from long distance.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    SMU
    Points 53 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 19-43 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-14 (.071) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 22-23 (.957)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 15

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