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It was difficult to predict exactly how things would unfold on Wednesday evening for Rice giving the gaping hole in its rotation.
Junior forward Arsalan Kazemi strained his back against Northern Iowa last Friday at the South Padre Island Invitational and played through the pain the following afternoon against Iowa State. He exhausted his resiliency this week during practice, forcing Rice coach Ben Braun to make the prudent decision and rest Kazemi against Houston Baptist.
That move left the Owls bereft of the rebounding, interior scoring and infectious vibrancy Kazemi provides most nights. That he was missing his first game since Dec. 2, 2009 put the Owls in a precarious position of needing to discover an identity without their most identifiable player.
Collectively the Owls picked up the slack and filled the void, crashing the boards in concert to will their way past the Huskies 78-66 at Sharp Gym.
"I really didn't know what to expect in terms of where our rebounds wou...
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Omar Oraby scored 11 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Rice take a 78-66 victory over Houston Baptist on Wednesday night.
The Owls (5-2) led most of the way, gaining steam after the break and taking their largest lead of 16 points with about 7 minutes left.
Rice's Tamir Jackson tied the game-high with 20 points. Ahmad Ibrahim added 19 points and Connor Frizzelle 12...
Nov 30, 8:05 PM | Sharp Gym
Rice Owls vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds
Rice pays a visit to Houston Baptist on Wednesday, hoping to send the Huskies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Sharp Gym.
The Huskies are 2-4 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Owls, meanwhile, are 4-2 and 0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen...
Tamir Jackson scored a game-high 20 points and Ahmad Ibrahim poured in five, three-pointers en route to a career-high 19 points as Rice drove across town for a 78-66 win over Houston Baptist Wednesday in Sharp Gymnsium.
David Bailiff's Rice Owls again rank among the national leaders among football programs whose student-athletes complete their college careers with a degree in hand. For the 23rd time in the last 24 years, the Owls have been recognized by the American Football Coaches Association in its annual initiative to recognize the top graduation rates in college football.
Rice senior defensive end Scott Solomon, who tied the school career record for sacks, and senior linebacker Matt Nordstrom, who came to Rice as a walk-on but earned a scholarship with his play on the field, are among 12 student-athletes named to the 2011 C-USA Football All-Academic team, as selected in a vote of the league's Sports Information Directors.