Southern Methodist Defeats Rice 61-39 - Recap
The battle between Southern Methodist and Rice didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rice was handed a 61-39 defeat on Saturday at Autry Court.
Bettors who backed Southern Methodist were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6.5 at sportsbooks.
Southern Methodist got 16 points from Ryan Manuel and another 15 points from Jalen Jones. Nick Russell contributed 4 assists, while Cannen Cunningham cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Rice got 14 points from Julian DeBose in a losing cause and another 11 points from Tamir Jackson. Tamir Jackson contributed 2 assists for them, while Tamir Jackson had 5 rebounds.
Southern Methodist led at halftime, 26-17.
The rebound battle favored Southern Methodist as they grabbed 40 boards, while Rice only had 30.