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Rice pulls away in 2nd half for 75-62 victory

Dec 30, 2009 - 3:51 AM HOUSTON(AP) -- Arsalan Kazemi finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Rice rallied in the second half for a 75-62 victory over McNeese State on Tuesday night.

Tamir Jackson had a team-high 18 points and Connor Frizzelle added 17 for the Owls (6-6), who trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and 41-38 at intermission.

Diego Kapelan hit 8 3-pointers and scored 31 points for the Cowboys (5-7). No other McNeese State player scored in double figures. P.J. Alawoya and Elbryaneach Neal each grabbed 10 rebounds.

After Kapelan opened the second half with a 3, Rice responded with a 10-1 run that gave them a 48-45 advantage with 16:40 to play. The Owls led the rest of the way and extended their lead to as much as 16.

The game stayed close early until McNeese State put together a 13-3 run for a 27-17 lead with 7:40 left in the first half.






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    McNeese State 62, Rice 75  FinalDec 30 7:01 AM
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    MCNEESE ST 62
    RICE 75 FINAL

    Dec 29 9:56 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    MCNEESE STATE 41 41
    RICE 38 38 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    MCNEESE STATE - DIEGO KAPELAN 17, PATRICK RICHARD 8,
    THREE PLAYERS WITH 4
    RICE - ARSALAN KAZEMI 13, TAMIR JACKSON 10,
    CONNOR FRIZZELLE 9

    Dec 29 8:52 PM