Scores

Final

SMU 73

(7-10, 1-3 C-USA)

Rice 65

(6-12, 0-5 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 20, 2010

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    SMU 34 3973
    RICE 34 3165

    Top Performers

    SMU: P. Dia 21 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rice: A. Kazemi 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

    SMU 73, Rice 65

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Derek Williams scored 22 points and Papa Dia had 21 points and nine rebounds as SMU held off Rice 73-65 Wednesday night for its first conference win.

    Robert Nyakundi added 13 points for the Mustangs (7-10, 1/3 Conference USA).

    Arsalan Kazemi and Lucas Kuipers each scored 15 points and Connor Frizzelle had 14 for the Owls (6-12, 0-5), who have lost six straight.

    Two free throws by Kuipers pulled Rice to within 69-65 with 30 seconds remaining, but the Owls failed to score again, missing two 3-pointers. SMU then hit 4-of-6 free throws to secure the victory.

    The game was tied 34-all after a first half which featured six lead changes and six ties. The Mustangs scored the first three points of the second half and never trailed again.

    Neither team led by more than eight points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    RICE
    Points 73 65
    FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 5-23 (.217)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 5

    2009-10 Season

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