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NCAA Game Summary - Rice at Houston

(Wednesday, February 8th)

Final Score: Rice 79, Houston 71

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Jarelle Reischel scored 16 points as the Rice Owls held off the Houston Cougars 79-71 in Conference USA action at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Tamir Jackson and Connor Frizzelle both tallied 13 points for Rice (14-11, 5-5 C-USA). Dylan Ennis added 10 points for the Owls, who have won three of their last four.

For Houston (11-12, 3-7), Jonathon Simmons notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Alandise Harris and Joseph Young each scored 13 points for the Cougars, who extend their losing streak to three-games.

Rice took a 35-34 lead into halftime. Though the Owls shot just 41.4 percent in the first half, they drained 7-of-10 from three-point range.

The teams spent much of the second half on the sea saw. After a Joseph Young jumper gave Houston a 64-63 advantage with 5:59 remaining, Rice answered with a pair of Omar Oraby free throws to retake a lead it would never relinquish.

Rice outscored Houston on the fast break, 14-2.

02/08 23:18:16 ET