Tamir Jackson scored 13 points
while Ahmad Ibrahim and Lucas Kuipers followed with 12 each as Rice
defeated Texas A&M 65-58 on Thursday night.
David Loubeau led the Aggies (8-3) with 14 points. Rice's
Arsalan Kazemi grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, and the Owls held a
37-28 rebounding advantage.
Rice (8-4) shot 47.7 percent (21 of 44) from the floor, while
holding the Aggies to 39 percent (23 of 59).
The Owls won in College Station for the first time since 1995
and defeated the Aggies for the first time since 1996, in the last
season of the Southwest Conference. The programs had played only
three times since as nonconference foes prior to Thursday, all A&M
Rice also snapped A&M's 67-game home nonconference winning
streak. Texas A&M has lost two consecutive games following a
six-game winning streak, while Rice snapped a two-game losing