NCAA Game Summary - Tulane at Rice
(Saturday, January 28th)
Final Score: Rice 88, Tulane 74
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Ahmad Ibrahim scored a game-high 23 points as the Rice Owls took care of the Tulane Green Wave 88-74 in Conference-USA action at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Connor Frizzelle tallied 22 points for Rice (12-10, 3-4 C-USA) and Omar Oraby added 16 points and eight boards. Dylan Ennis notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists for the Owls, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
For Tulane (14-7, 2-5), Ricky Tarrant scored 18 points and Jordan Callahan netted 17. Josh Davis chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds for the Green Wave, who have now lost five out of seven.
Rice went into the halftime with a 45-38 lead thanks to 44.4 percent shooting and 7-of-15 from three-point range. Tulane kept the score close by connecting on 53.8 percent of its field goals in the frame but went just 1-of-4 from beyond the arc.
The Owls shooting improved to 57.1 percent after the break while the Green Wave's plummeted to 36.4 percent as Rice cruised to victory.
Rice outscored Tulane 36-26 in the paint and 14-7 in second chance points.
01/29 01:39:07 ET