Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Ryan Manuel tallied 16 points to lead the SMU
Mustangs over the Rice Owls, 61-39, in a Conference USA clash at the Tudor
Manuel was 6-of-9 from the field for the Mustangs (13-12, 3-7 C-USA) who have
recently struggled, losing five of their six previous games. Jalen Jones
scored 15 points and Nick Russell added 12 while Cannen Cunningham led all
players on the boards with 13 rebounds to go with six blocks.
Julian DeBose scored 14 points and was the top scorer for the Owls (5-18, 1-8)
who have lost three in a row and 11 of their last 13 games. Tamir Jackson
contributed 11 points but shot just 2-of-16 from the field and 1-of-8 from 3-
After Rice shot just 20.0 percent from the field in the first half, SMU led
26-17 at halftime.
The Owls shooting worsened in the second half as the squad shot 19.2 percent
from the floor and were outscored 35-22.
The Mustangs earned a 40-30 rebounding edge and held Rice to an extremely low,
19.6 percent shooting from the field.
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