|Date of game: 1/26/2013
Recap: Tulane vs. Rice
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Josh Davis finished with 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Tulane Green Wave past the Rice Owls for a 73-66 decision in a Conference USA tilt at Devlin Fieldhouse.
Ricky Tarrant added 16 points and five assists for Tulane (14-6, 2-3 C-USA). Jordan Callahan tallied 10 points, six boards, and four assists in the win.
Rice (4-15, 0-5) lost for the eighth time in nine outings despite a game-high 23 points by Seth Gearhart. Julian DeBose chimed in with 12 points and Tamir Jackson scored 10. Max Guercy also got into the mix with 11 points and six assists in 39 minutes of action.
Although the Owls hot 6-of-12 from beyond the arc in the first half, the game went into halftime tied, 32-32, after Tulane outscored the visitors, 18-8, in the paint in the opening frame.
The Green Wave knocked down 52.9 percent of their field goal attempts and converted 21-of-30 at the charity stripe after the break to take control of the bout. Rice was limited to 39.3 percent shooting in the second half.
Tulane held a sizeable 38-21 edge in the rebounding battle in the game.Game Notes