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NCAA Game Summary - Rice at Middle Tennessee



(Saturday, March 1st)

Final Score: Middle Tennessee 65, Rice 41

Murfreesboro, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Jones scored 15 points as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders dominated the Rice Owls, 65-41, in a Conference USA clash at the Murphy Center.

Kerry Hammonds logged 14 points, while Neiko Hunter added 12 points and seven boards for the Blue Raiders (22-8, 12-3 C-USA), who have won 10 of their last 11 games.

Max Guercy finished with nine points and Ross Wilson had eight points and seven rebounds for the Owls (7-21, 2-13), who extended their losing streak to six games.

Middle Tennessee shot 38.5 percent from the field in the first half, but it led 33-19 at the break. Rice made 41.2 percent of its field goal attempts, taking nine fewer shots.

The Blue Raiders connected on 40.9 percent of their field goal tries in the second period, while the Owls struggled to make 25.9 percent of their shots from the floor. Middle Tennessee was in control for the entire frame, leading by as many as 25 points.

Middle Tennessee did a better job on the glass as it outrebounded Rice, 39-29.

03/01 22:00:46 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
NOR 0
DUR 0
 
Final
WAS 3
PHI 5
Final
TOR 6
ATL 5
Final
DET 3
CWS 12
Final
MIN 2
CLE 4
Final
STL 5
CIN 2
Final
CHC 7
SDP 6
Final
BOS 1
BAL 4
 
1st
PIT 3
MIL 1
 
2nd
HOU 0
ANA 0
 
2nd
NYM 0
MIA 0
 
2nd
TAM 0
NYY 0
 
2nd
KAN 0
OAK 0
 
9:05pm Tonight
SFG
ARI
9:10pm Tonight
LOS
COL
9:10pm Tonight
SEA
TEX
Final
TOR 86
WAS 93
Final
GSW 106
NOP 99
2nd
CHI 30
MIL 29
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 4
MIN 1
8:00pm Tonight
NYR
PIT
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
WIN
2nd
NOR 0
DUR 0