College Baseball: Rice Wins Series Over No. 16 ECU

Friday- #16 ECU 10 – Owls 1 Jon Duplantier looked really good for most of the night. One week after the 6-4 225 lb. righty struck out 14 against Central Florida, the junior struck out nine more in 6 2/3 innings against ECU on Friday night. Duplantier did allow four free passes, and six hits, in the game as he gave up four runs. Duplantier’s fastball was solid early as the righty...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

College pitcher tries to trick runner with devilishly sneaky pickoff move

Rice Owls senior pitcher Blake Fox attempted to pick off a runner at first base Sunday with one of the trickiest moves you'll ever see. Fox, a lefty, takes off is glove and hides the ball while he wipes his brow with his right arm, then dropped his glove to the ground and tossed the ball to first. The move didn't work, but it was very cool. Don't underestimate Blake Fox's sneakiness...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Evans scores 32, leads Rice over Southern Miss 76-74 in OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Marcus Evans matched a career-best with 32 points, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left in overtime to give Rice a 76-74 victory over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night for its fourth-straight win. Evans was 12 of 19 from the field and made 6 of 9 free throws. Connor Cashaw added 13 points and Max Guercy had three points, nine assists...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford Football recruiting: Analysis of Paxton Segina commitment

Paxton Segina announced on Twitter Saturday his commitment to Stanford University, despite being previously committed to Rice University. “It was always between Rice or Stanford for me,” Segina said. “I was committed to Rice until Stanford would offer. Because I see football as finding a way into a really great university.” Segina originally was going to follow in his father...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Potts scores 27, Middle Tennessee crushes Rice, 87-73

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts hit six 3-pointers and finished with 27 total points and Middle Tennessee cruised to an 87-73 win over Rice on Saturday night. Perrin Buford had 23 points and eight rebounds and Reggie Upshaw scored 18 points and eight rebounds of his own for the Blue Raiders (14-5, 6-1 Conference USA), who have never lost in their three all-time home games...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio holds off Rice 85-80 behind Wilson's 23

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Christian Wilson scored a career-high 23 points, Ryan Bowie had 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Texas-San Antonio held on to beat Rice 85-80 on Sunday. The Roadrunners (3-12, 1-1 Conference USA) had a 12-1 run to go up 73-52 with 8:06 to play but the Owls (5-10, 0-2) immediately responded with 13 straight to close within eight with 5:35 to play. The...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Artis, UTEP sink Rice with late basket, 61-60

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Dominic Artis scored a driving left-handed layup with 12 seconds left on Friday night and UTEP held off Rice 61-60 in the Conference USA opener for both teams. UTEP (9-5) led the entire game until Marcus Evans gave Rice (5-9) its first lead at 60-59 with 23 seconds left. After Artis put the Miners back on top, Evans' jumper rimmed out and Terry Winn blocked...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hittle goes off for 31 as Incarnate Word tops Rice, 82-76

HOUSTON (AP) Kyle Hittle knocked down a season-high six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 31 points as Incarnate Word held off Rice, 82-76, Tuesday night to close out the nonconference portion of its schedule. Rice's Egor Koulechov took a feed from Max Guercy and turned it into a layup to tie the score at 20-20, then gave the Owls the lead on a 3-pointer. Bishop Mency made...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

South Alabama beats Rice 74-67 on strength of Boyanov

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Georgi Boyanov scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting and had 12 rebounds to lead South Alabama past Rice 74-67 Tuesday night. Egor Koulechov hit three free throws after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt to trim South Alabama's lead to 62-60 with 4:27 to play. Back-to-back layups by Boyanov and Tafari Whittingham pushed the lead to six when Marcus Evans made...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: Conference USA

Best Player: Quentin Jackson, Charlotte Best Potential: Raekwon Long, Florida International Best Scorer: A.J. Lawson, North Texas Best Shooter: Nate Darling, UAB Best Rebounder: Oliver Powell, Louisiana Tech Best Passer: Ako Adams, Rice Best Defender: Alassane Kane, Old Dominion Best Glue Guy: Tim Harrison, Rice Best Athlete: Javien Williams, UAB 1. Rice Owls Ako Adams...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice senior Luke Turner broke down and thanked coach

Luke Turner, a senior running back for the Rice Owls, played his final game of his college football career this past week against Charlotte. Rice was able to get the job done and ended up winning the game 27-7. It is always emotional for a player to play his last game, which was the case for Turner this week. Following Rice’s big win over Charlotte, Turner broke down and thanked...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Evans leads Rice to 92-84 win over Lamar

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Evans scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures as Rice picked up its first victory with a 92-84 win over Lamar on Wednesday night. Connor Cashaw had 16 points and six rebounds for the Owls (1-4). Max Guercy and Egor Koulechov had 15 points apiece and Andrew Drone and Marquez Letcher-Ellis added 12 apiece. A pair of 3-pointers by Koulechov and...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams helps carry UTSA to 34-24 win over Rice

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jarveon Williams rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns and UTSA beat Rice 34-24 on Saturday night. Williams exceeded 1,000 yards for the season, a UTSA first, while tying the single-season rushing touchdown record with eight. Dalton Sturm threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another for UTSA (3-8, 3-4 Conference USA). David Morgan II made his...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice WR Lance Wright out for 2015 with knee injury

Rice Owls freshman wide receiver Lance Wright has an injured knee and will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery soon. Stephanie Kuzydym of The Houston Chronicle reported Wright’s injury on Twitter. Rice WR Lance Wright is out for the season. He'll have surgery on his knee in coming weeks. — Stephanie Kuzydym (@stephkuzy) October 7, 2015 A former three...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Words Horns fans never thought they'd hear: Rice game is must-win

One game into the season and the Texas Longhorns are a mess. With one of the toughest opening stretches of any team in the nation, Saturday's game is a must-win. That Texas is playing at home against the Rice Owls, and those two words -- must-win -- are still being used says all that needs to be said about the state of the mighty Texas' football program. It's not so mighty anymore...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice adds three-star PG to 2016 recruiting class

Class of 2016 three-star point guard Ako Adams, out of Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, has committed to the Rice Owls. Adams made the announcement on his personal Twitter page. I am thankful for the coaches who have Recruited me through this process. I have Committed to Rice University!
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice rolls over Wagner

HOUSTON (AP) -- Darik Dillard ran for two touchdowns and Rice rolled over Wagner 56-16 in the opener for both teams on Saturday in a game that was delayed at the start by foul weather. Dillard finished with 93 yards on 15 carries and Austin Walter carried 12 times for 107 yards and a score. Driphus Jackson ran for a 43-yard touchdown and went 10 of 19 for 123 yards and a 35-yard...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Father’s Day wish for coach Kubiak: Lombardi Trophy

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, most dads prefer their kids to keep it simple. Maybe not a plaid necktie simple, but dads don’t necessarily need the pomp and circumstance that moms do on Mother’s Day. That said, Klein Kubiak put out a pretty hefty wish for his dad on Father’s Day – to bring home another Lombardi Trophy. Happy Father's Day Pops! Now let's go get another...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rice Ends 20 Inning Game Against Houston With RBI Double

Rice and Houston were not going to go down without a fight during Sunday's game. The two fought so hard that the game did more than just go into extra innings. They played an extra game! It took forever, but eventually the Rice Owls pulled out the victory with an RBI double by Leon Byrd in the 20th inning (yes, they played 20 freaking innings).The loss eliminated the Houston Cougars...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice advances with 82-54 win over North Texas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) 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. Seth Gearhart, Max Guercy and Van Green added 10 points apiece for Rice (12-19), which controlled the boards 46-33 and held North Texas to just 28.8 percent...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rice nips Texas-San Antonio 76-74

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Marcus Jackson and Seth Gearhart both went for 20-plus and Rice survived a last-second miss to nip Texas-San Antonio 76-74 on Thursday. Jackson had 25 points with six 3-pointers for Rice (11-18, 8-9 Conference USA) while Gearhart was 5 of 6 from downtown and finished with 23 points. Rice used an 11-point run early, including a pair of Seth Gearhart 3-pointers, to...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Guercy, Gearhart carry Rice past FAU, 76-69

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Max Guercy and Seth Gearhart combined to score 49 points and Rice fended off Florida Atlantic from the free-throw line to secure a 76-69 win Saturday. Rice (10-16, 7-7) is battling for one of four remaining spots in the Conference USA tournament. Eight teams have clinched berths, including North Texas, which clinched by beating Florida International on Saturday...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Rice’s John Clay Reeves Homering Unmistakably

Rice University and the University of Texas feature two of college baseball’s most talented teams, according to sources familiar with that particular situation. The two are playing each other this afternoon in Houston, Texas — a game to which, not unlike yesterday’s Villanova-NC State contest, the author has directed his attention mostly to verify that […]
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Covington Interview | Defensive Tackle, Rice

DraftSeason: First things first Christian, How’s the knee doing and what stage of the recovery process would you say you are in?Christian Covington: The knee is doing great. I’m ahead of schedule with recovery and I’ve already started movement on it. It shouldn’t be too much longer until I’m back in the mix of things. I’m already back to jogging and working on my explosiveness...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

HONOLULU (AP) -- Two touchdown passes in a span of 19 seconds were all Driphus Jackson needed to give Rice the spark it needed in the Hawaii Bowl. The defense took it from there. Jackson had his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice set a Hawaii Bowl record by holding Fresno State without a touchdown Wednesday night in a 30-6 victory that completed...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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