Houston 33 36 69
Rice 25 54 79
Date of game: 1/30/2013

Recap: Rice vs. Houston

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Max Guercy scored 21 points for the Rice Owls, who earned their first win in Conference USA play after upsetting the Houston Cougars, 79-69, in a cross-town rivalry game at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Guercy shot 7-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc for the Owls (5-15, 1-5), who had lost eight of their previous nine games. Tamir Jackson was just 4-of-12 from the floor but 9-of-10 from the free-throw line, scoring 18 points while adding a team-high six rebounds.

Joseph Young was the top scorer for Houston (13-7, 2-5) with 17 points while shooting 7-of-17 from the floor. TaShawn Thomas had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds while also dishing out a game-high five assists. The Cougars have lost five of their last six games.

The Owls shot just 31.3 percent from the field, including 2-of-14 from 3- point range in the first half, as they trailed 33-25 at intermission.

In the second half, Rice caught fire and shot 65.2 percent from the floor while making good on 6-of-10 from beyond that arc. The Owls closed out the game on a 17-6 run to pull away.

The difference was made at the free-throw line, where Rice was 21-of-24, while Houston shot just 10-of-20.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Report: Josh Gordon facing 1-year suspension

Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is in hot water with the NFL once again after reportedly failing a test for alcohol, which could trigger a suspension for the entire 2015 season.

Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Abad

The Oakland Athletics and left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Pistons' Jennings has torn Achilles

The Detroit Pistons have confirmed that point guard Brandon Jennings suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon during Saturday's game against Milwaukee and will miss the remainder of the season.

National Hockey League All-Star Game Capsule

John Tavares recorded four goals and Jakub Voracek followed with three scores and three assists, as Team Toews walked away with a 17-12 decision over Team Foligno in the 2015 All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena, the highest-scoring mid-season event in league history. The 2001 event in Denver held the previous mark of 26 combined goals in a 14-12 North American victory over the World, but the new record was set when Jonathan Toews put his own team ahead by a 16-11 count with 5:39 remaining in the contest. Toews and Patrice Bergeron each ended up with a goal and four helpers, with Filip Forsberg, Rick Nash and Tyler Seguin adding two strikes apiece. Corey Crawford -- the last of three goaltenders to give up four goals -- stopped 14-of-18 shots in the third period to earn the win. Ryan Johansen from Team Foligno picked up the MVP award, pacing his side with two goals and as many assists. Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos added two goals and one assist apiece, while Claude Giroux totaled three points on a tally and two helpers. Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss, charged with seven goals on 16 shots in the second period.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.