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Rice gets past Texas A&M-International 73-66

Feb 9, 2010 - 3:46 AM HOUSTON(AP) -- Arsalan Kazemi finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, his fourth straight double-double, and Rice held on to defeat Texas A&M-International 73-66 Monday night.

Trey Stanton added 16 points and nine rebounds and Lucas Kuipers had 15 points for the Owls (8-15), who finally pulled away from their Division II opponent in the second half.

Luis Gomez hit eight 3-pointers and led the Dust Devils (9-13) with 27 points.

Two straight 3s by Gomez pulled A&M-International to within 69-63 with 44 seconds left, but Rice ended the threat by hitting four straight free throws.

After falling behind 15-7 early, the Owls rallied to take a 28-27 halftime advantage. They started the second half with a 10-3 run but A&M-International stayed within single digits until Kuipers' 3 with 8:06 to play put Rice ahead 52-41. The Owls pushed their lead to as many as 13.






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    TEXAS A&M INTL 66
    RICE 73 FINAL

    Feb 8 10:01 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    TEXAS A&M-INTERNATIO 27 27
    RICE 28 28 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    TEXAS A&M-INTERNATIONAL - LUIS GOMEZ 10, ST. PAUL LATHAM 5, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 4
    RICE - TREY STANTON 9, CONNOR FRIZZELLE 4,
    ARSALAN KAZEMI 4

    Feb 8 8:49 PM