Recap - Texas El Paso Defeats Rice 68-57
Texas El Paso earned a 68-57 victory over Rice on Saturday, getting 17 points from C.J. Cooper at Don Haskins Center.
Texas El Paso won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 14.5-point spread.
Texas El Paso got 17 points from Julian Washburn and another 14 points from Vince Hunter. Julian Washburn contributed 5 assists, while Vince Hunter cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Rice got 14 points from Marcus Jackson in a losing cause and another 11 points from Max Guercy. Max Guercy contributed 5 assists for them, while Sean Obi had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Rice were victorious, as the score was 30-21 at the break.
Texas El Paso had a 36-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.