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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.