Marcus Jackson sank four 3-pointers and finished with 28 points to lead ninth-seeded Rice to an 82-54 win over No. 8 seed North Texas in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament Wednesday night.
Nneka Enemkpali had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 3 Texas beat Rice 77-54 Tuesday night in its final tune-up before Big 12 competition begins on Saturday.
Courtney Walker scored 18 points and the fifth-ranked Aggies shoved aside the Owls’ otherworldly requests on Wednesday night, in dispatching Rice 76-55.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows Rice coach David Bailiff well and doesn’t expect his Owls to be wary when they face the seventh-ranked Aggies on Saturday in front of more than 100,000 fans.
Chris Jones made two free throws to push the game into OT and won it with two more as No. 10 seed North Texas edged 15th-seeded Rice in the first round of the Conference-USA tournament.
Sean Obi had 18 points with 13 rebounds and Marcus Jackson added 13 points and seven assists as Rice defeated North Texas 75-70 Thursday night.
Sims, the preseason AP All-American point guard and only returning starter for the ninth-ranked Lady Bears after Brittney Griner’s departure, scored 33 points and outscored Rice much of the game on her own in a 79-46 victory.
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel hit the ground running in the second half, throwing three touchdown passes as the Aggies wrapped up a lopsided 52-31 win over the Owls.
Some Friday morning notes as we kick off the best time of the year. Football time is here!
When the 68-team field was announced on Sunday, the Lone Star State was completely shut out. There were no Bears, Longhorns, Aggies, Red Raiders or Owls.
With her mom looking on, Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points in her first college game in her hometown, and Baylor cruised to an 89-49 victory against Rice.
Arsalan Kazemi had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Rice to a 68-52 victory over SMU on Wednesday night.