Rice 19 25 44
Texas 37 29 66
Date of game: 12/30/2013

Recap: Texas vs. Rice

Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Holmes poured in 15 points and Cameron Ridley added 14, as Texas used a first-half surge to dispatch Rice, 66-44, on Monday.

Connor Lammert contributed 10 with six rebounds for the Longhorns (11-2), who shook off a loss against Michigan State.

Sean Obi totaled 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Owls (5-7), while Keith Washington and Nizar Kapic added seven points apiece in defeat.

Rice had won two in a row.

Ahead 16-13 with 8:34 remaining in the first half, Texas assumed control for good with a 19-4 run to intermission. Holmes kicked off the surge with a layup, Martez Walker contributed a three-pointer and Lammert recorded six points in the burst, including his slam which put the hosts up 35-17.

Texas took a 37-19 edge to halftime on another Lammert bucket.

Walker connected again from long distance with 4 1/2 minutes played in the second half and the Longhorns went up 47-22.

That advantage reached a game-high 26 points, at 51-25, with almost eight minutes played thanks to a Holmes jumper.

Drew Bender's shot from long range pulled the Owls within 58-42, but Texas scored the next eight and coasted to the buzzer.

Game Notes

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Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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