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NCAA Game Summary - Rice at Santa Clara



(Saturday, November 30)

Final Score: Rice 67, Santa Clara 66

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Sean Obi tallied 17 points to lead the Rice Owls to a nail-biting 67-66 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos in the consolation game of the Cable Car Classic at Leavey Center.

Obi went 8-of-9 from the field for the Owls (3-4) and brought in nine rebounds. Seth Gearhart recorded 15 points, while Max Guercy and Keith Washington both added 11 points.

Evan Roquemore notched 17 points, including 3-of-7 from the perimeter for the Broncos (2-4). Brandon Clark contributed 15 points on 6-of-12 from the floor. Jerry Brown added another 13 points and nine rebounds.

Rice got out to a 39-29 lead at halftime on the heels of an excellent 17-of-25 (68 percent) field goal shooting performance in the first half.

In the second half, however, the Owls only managed to shoot a miserable 27.8 percent from the field, and gave their opponent a chance to climb back into the game. The Owls saved themselves by converting 17-of-23 attempts from the charity stripe. The Broncos pulled ahead by one with seven seconds left in the game on a Clark layup, but a Washington layup at the other end in the final second secured the late win for Rice.

The Broncos lost despite outrebounding the Owls, 36-27. They also scored more points in the paint (34-30), points off turnovers (15-10) and second-chance points (20-7).

11/30 23:58:50 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 50
CIN 46
Final
BOS 75
MIA 83
Final
NYK 92
LAL 80
Final
FSU 55
MIAMI 54
Final
YOUNG 80
OU 96
 
Final
ECU 50
CIN 46
Final
MSU 76
MICH 66
Final
DAY 101
FORD 77
Final
MON 76
MAN 87
 
Final
CAN 67
MAR 75
 
Final
NIAG 105
QUIN 100
 
Final
USC 39
UTAH 67
Final
WASH 88
CAL 90
Final
HOU 70
UCONN 68
Final
WILL 62
NDST 64
 
Final
MON 2
ARI 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
PIT 0
NAS 4
Final
VAN 2
MIN 4
2nd
SEA 0
NEP 7