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Conference USA Tournament - Rice vs Houston Recap - Houston Wins 72-67

TaShawn Thomas scored 16 points leading Houston to a 72-67 victory over Rice at BOK Center on Wednesday.

Houston did not, however, defeat Rice against the spread, which closed at 10.5 at most sportsbooks.

Houston got 14 points from Danuel House and another 11 points from Jherrod Stiggers. Tione Womack contributed 6 assists, while TaShawn Thomas cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Rice got 30 points from Tamir Jackson in a losing cause and another 13 points from Julian DeBose. Keith Washington contributed 4 assists for them, while Tamir Jackson had 9 rebounds.

Houston hit the break leading 36-25 before taking care of business in the second half.

Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-34.