Scores

Final 3OT

South Alabama 93

(5-4, 0-3 away)

Rice 96

(4-5, 2-3 home)

    6:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 OT 2OT 3OT T
    USA 23 44 6 12 893
    RICE 38 29 6 12 1196

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: A. Allen 26 Pts, 5 Reb

    Rice: S. Obi 25 Pts, 19 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rice beats S. Alabama 96-93 in 3OT on 3 at buzzer

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Max Guercy hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Rice a 96-93 victory of South Alabama in triple overtime.

    Guercy scored the final seven points for the Owls (4-5) in the third overtime, including a jumper to tie the score at 93-93 with 1:09 left and the game-winner. Guercy finished with 20 points while Sean Obi had 25 points and 19 rebounds for Rice.

    Augustine Rubit hit two free throws for South Alabama (5-4) with 19 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 67-67 and force overtime.

    The trend of late, game-tying free throws continued for the Jaguars with Mychal Ammons making two with 34 seconds left in the first overtime to force a second frame.

    In the second overtime, Antoine Allen hit two free throws for South Alabama with 18 seconds left to force a third extra period. Allen finished with 26 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    RICE
    Points 93 96
    FG Made-Attempted 26-69 (.377) 36-77 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 17-37 (.459) 9-32 (.281)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-34 (.706) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    South Alabama leads 1-0
    » Dec 7, 2013 @RICE 96, USA 93Recap

    Research Notes

    Sean Obi had 25 points and 19 rebounds for Rice in Saturday's 3-OT victory over South Alabama. Obi is one of four players to reach those thresholds since the beginning of last season.
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