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SMU pulls away late to defeat Rice 67-57

Feb 18, 2010 - 3:52 AM DALLAS(AP) -- Derek Williams scored 20 points and SMU pulled away late to defeat Rice 67-57 Wednesday night.

Mouhammad Faye added 15 points for the Mustangs (12-13, 5-6 Conference USA), who ended the game with a 12-2 run.

Lucas Kuipers scored 19 points and Connor Frizzelle had 16 for the Owls (8-17, 1-10).

After a 3-pointer by Kuipers and a layup by Frizzelle tied the score at 55 with 4:02 to play, SMU responded with 12 straight points. Faye and Williams each scored five points during the run. Trey Stanton hit a jumper with 12 seconds left for Rice to make the final margin 10.

The Mustangs led 34-31 at halftime and increased their advantage to eight before the Owls rallied to briefly take a 48-47 advantage, their only lead of the second half.








  • NCAA BB
    RICE 57
    SMU 67 FINAL

    Feb 17 9:56 PM
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    Rice 55, Southern Methodist 62  2nd - 2:06Feb 17 9:47 PM
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    Rice 55, Southern Methodist 55  2nd - 3:45Feb 17 9:41 PM
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    Rice 53, Southern Methodist 55  2nd - 5:01Feb 17 9:37 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    RICE 31 31
    SOUTHERN METHODIST 34 34 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    RICE - CONNOR FRIZZELLE 12, TREY STANTON 9,
    LUCAS KUIPERS 6
    SOUTHERN METHODIST - DEREK WILLIAMS 10, ROBERT NYAKUNDI 8,
    PAPA DIA 6

    Feb 17 8:49 PM