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.
Amric Fields scored 18 points Wednesday night, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:31 to play, and TCU defeated Rice 78-74.
Robert Griffin III and 17th-ranked Baylor will try sweeping their non-conference schedule when they play host to Rice on Saturday night.
Tulsa’s G.J. Kinne had an amazing 2010 season, throwing for 3,650 yards for 38 touchdowns. In Conference USA, he’s just a face in the crowd.