HOUSTON (AP) — Travis Evee had a career-high 36 points as Rice topped UTSA 95-86 on Friday in the first Conference USA game of the season for both teams.
Evee made eight 3-pointers to tie a program record. He finished 13 of 19 from the field, missing five 3-pointers.
Quincy Olivari had 21 points and seven rebounds for Rice (7-2) Chris Mullins added 14 points, and Max Fiedler had 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Keaton Wallace had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Roadrunners (4-4). Jhivvan Jackson added 18 points and Jacob Germany had 17 points.
UTSA was within 87-86 with 1:47 remaining, but went scoreless the rest of the way.
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