Tulsa vs Rice Final: 66-56 - Recap
Tulsa grabbed a 66-56 win over Rice on Saturday, behind an 18-point effort from Rashad Smith at Autry Court.
Tulsa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites.
Tulsa got 15 points from James Woodard and another 10 points from Brandon Swannegan. Shaquille Harrison contributed 8 assists, while James Woodard cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Rice got 17 points from Max Guercy in a losing cause and another 11 points from Austin Ramljak. Marcus Jackson contributed 4 assists for them, while Sean Obi had 12 rebounds.
Tulsa led at halftime, 27-23.
The rebound battle favored Tulsa as they grabbed 37 boards, while Rice only had 35.