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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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

College Baseball Notebook: Week 1

What We Learned: College Baseball Week 1 Best Series No. 13 Rice Owls vs No. 10 Texas Longhorns Texas and Rice are absolutely as good as advertised. Although, I think Rice is even better than advertised. That is a gutty team that refuses to strike out. They have a fastball aggressive lineup that will battle every pitch until they force you into a mistake. Freshman Ryan Chandler is...
Via Baseball Essential
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Guercy, Gearhart lead Rice past UAB, 82-73, in double OT

HOUSTON (AP) Max Guercy scored nine of his 21 in the second overtime, and Seth Gearhart finished with a career-high 32 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help Rice beat UAB 82-73 on Saturday night. Guercy added a career-high 10 assists and Gearhart - who made 4 of 5 from 3-point range and 12 of 13 free throws - grabbed 10 rebounds. Andrew Drone had 12 points for Rice (9-15, 6-6 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 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 […]
Via Fangraphs
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gearhart's 31 leads Rice upset of W. Kentucky, 72-68

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Seth Gearhart scored a career-high 31 points as Rice upset Western Kentucky, 72-68, knocking the Hilltoppers out of sole possession of first place in Conference-USA Saturday night. Gearhart's layup with 2:01 left to play gave the Owls (7-15, 4-6 C-USA) the lead, 66-65, and he pushed it to a three-point lead with a layup off a feed by Marcus Jackson with 1...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nahshon Ellerbe is Officially Headed to Rice University

Nahshon Ellerbe is officially headed to Rice. Height: 5’9 Weight: 190 Position: RB Highlights:
Via TopSportsReport
February 04, 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...
Via DraftSeason
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Combs, Williams lead North Texas past Rice 66-63

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jeremy Combs scored 18 points, Jordan Williams added 15 and North Texas held on to defeat Rice 66-63 on Saturday. The Mean Green (7-8, 1-2 Conference USA) shot 60 percent in the second half to finish at 50 percent for the game but couldn't put away the Owls (4-10, 1-2), who shot 39.6 percent and had 20 turnovers. Williams opened the second half with a jumper and two...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch 4'9" 140 pound walk on RB Jayson Carter get a carry in his last game, the 2014 Hawaii Bowl

4'9" 140 pound walk on running back Jayson Carter got a carry in his last game for the Rice Owls vs Fresno State Bulldogs in the 2014 Hawaii Bowl. Turned the corner too...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

4-Foot-9 Rice Running Back Gets Carry In Blowout Hawaii Bowl Win (Video)

Jayson Carter has been a part of the Rice football team since 2011, but as of Wednesday morning, he had touched the ball just once in his college career. The walk-on running back, who checks in at 4-foot-9, 140 pounds, received his first carry for the Owls last October but didn’t see any game action during the 2014 regular season. During the fourth quarter of Rice’s 30-6 win...
Via NESN.com
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice Owls Make School History With Win Over Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl

Post season success is not something the Rice Owls football program is accustomed to. Since 1912 the team has been to a bowl game just a dozen times including Wednesday's Hawaii Bowl against Fresno State. That's an awful long history and not too many bowl games, but if recent history is any indication the Owls may become post season regulars.Should that be the case they will be setting...
Via FatManWriting
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson's 3 TDs lead Rice to Hawaii Bowl win over Fresno State

  Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday night in the Hawaii Bowl. The Owls (8-5) started the season 0-3 and ended it with their second bowl win in the last three years. Jackson was accurate with his arm and dangerous with his feet...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno State vs. Rice: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Hawaii Bowl

The night before Christmas will feature the the Hawaii Bowl – a match up between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Rice Owls. Fresno State (6-7) is a far cry from the team they were a year ago but would like to end the season with a win over Rice (7-5) in this bowl game. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice beats NAIA school St. Thomas (TX) 72-61

HOUSTON (AP) Andrew Drone scored a career-high 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Rice beat NAIA school St. Thomas (TX) 72-61 on Thursday. Drone was 5 of 6 from the floor and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line. Seth Gearhart added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and both Drone and Gearhart had their first career double-doubles. Bishop Mency and Marcus Jackson finished with 13 and 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno St.-Rice Preview

Awful starts to the season nearly cost Fresno State and Rice the chance to make a bowl game, but they recovered enough to earn a matchup in paradise. The Bulldogs would like to make this visit to Aloha Stadium much more memorable than the last. Fresno State makes its second appearance in three years at the Hawaii Bowl looking to snap one of the nation's longest active bowl losing...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice holds off St Edwards, 54-49

HOUSTON (AP) Andrew Drone scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Rice to a 54-49 victory over St. Edwards on Saturday night. With the game tied at 40 with just over seven minutes remaining, The Owls scored eight of the game's next nine points, capped off by a Bishop Mency jumper to push their lead to seven. St. Edwards would get within three after two Frankie Mgbolu...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Baptist holds off Rice 58-55

HOUSTON (AP) Anthony Odunsi made two free throws with 20 seconds left and Houston Baptist survived three Rice 3-point attempts in the closing seconds to hold on for a 58-55 win on Wednesday night. Odunsi's free throw at the 2:44 mark gave the Huskies (3-2) a 56-49 lead but Seth Gearhart made four free throws and Max Guercy a layup to pull Rice (1-6) within one with 23 seconds left...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alaska-Anchorage beats Rice 65-54 for 7th place

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Travis Thompson had 28 points and Alaska-Anchorage beat Rice 65-64 on Saturday in the seventh-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout. Anchorage took the lead for good at 47-44 on Thompson's 3-pointer with 7:51 left. It sparked a 12-2 run and Thompson scored eight points during that stretch. Max Guercy made four free throws to pull the Owls (1-5) within 59...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington St. beats Rice 76-74 in Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Josh Hawkinson had a career-high 27 points, and Washington State beat Rice 76-74 in the consolation round of the Great Alaska Shootout on Friday. Ny Redding's free throws with 1:33 left put Washington State (2-3) up 70-62. But WSU made only four of its next eight free throws and Rice (1-4) closed within 74-72. Devonte Lacy answered with a pair of free throws...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

William & Mary defeats Rice 69-65

HOUSTON (AP) Omar Prewitt had 17 points and five rebounds, including a pair of 3s, to lead William & Mary to a 69-65 win over Rice on Saturday. Marcus Thornton finished with 16 points and six assists and Sean Sheldon contributed 11 points and six rebounds for William & Mary (3-1). Seth Gearhart tallied 14 points and five rebounds and Bishop Mency added 13 points for Rice...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice beats UTEP 31-13, strengthens bowl status

HOUSTON -- Mario Hull had 150 yards receiving and a touchdown catch, Darik Dillard ran for two touchdowns and Rice solidified its 2014 bowl status on Friday night, beating UTEP 31-13. Dillard scored his second touchdown on a 3-yard run late in the third to give Rice (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) a 24-13 lead. Hull caught Driphus Jackson's 5-yard TD pass with 5:41 left to cap the scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice pulls away from UTEP 31-13

HOUSTON (AP) Mario Hull had 150 yards receiving and a touchdown catch, Darik Dillard ran for two touchdowns and Rice solidified its 2014 bowl status on Friday night, beating UTEP 31-13. Dillard scored his second touchdown on a 3-yard run late in the third to give Rice (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) a 24-13 lead. Hull caught Driphus Jackson's 5-yard TD pass with 5:41 left to cap the scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Miners at Rice Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the UTEP Miners and Rice Owls will face off against one another in Conference USA play. UTEP (6-4) and Rice (6-4) each enter this game at 4-2 in conference play. Coverage of the game between these two will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Rice Stadium in Houston, TX. The odds: The Rice Owls are 8 point favorites against the UTEP Miners. The over...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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