Houston Defeats Rice 54-52 - Recap
Houston got 16 points from TaShawn Thomas as they ran past Rice 54-52 on Saturday at Toyota Center.
Houston earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3.5-point spread.
Houston got 10 points from Brandon Morris and another 6 points from LeRon Barnes. Tione Womack contributed 3 assists, while TaShawn Thomas cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Rice got 15 points from Austin Ramljak in a losing cause and another 9 points from Seth Gearhart. Max Guercy contributed 5 assists for them, while Seth Gearhart had 9 rebounds.
Houston led at halftime, 29-27.
Rice had a 40-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.