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                                                             vs. UTSA s Houston, Texas s December 4, 2008 s 7:00 p.m.

                                                                  Two For T udor                                                                                   2008-09 Rice Schedule
                                                                       Rice begins its first ever Tudor Fieldhouse homestand Thursday
                                                                  when the Owls play host to UTSA. The game is part of a Thursday-Sat-                             November
                                                                  urday, Southland Conference double billing as Rice takes on Texas State                          15   Portland State           L, 78-74
                                                                  Saturday afternoon. After an 11-day break for finals, Rice is back at Tudor
                                                                                                                                                                     Basketball Travelers Invitational
                 UTSA (2-3)                                       Fieldhouse to play host to Harvard Dec. 17 in its third straight at home.                                  Hosted by BYU
                     at                                                The Owls enter the week looking for their first home-court victory.                         20 vs. Cal Poly           W, 81-76
                 Rice (2-3)                                       Rice dropped a 78-74 decision to Big Sky Conference defending cham-                              21 at BYU                 L, 83-52
                                                                  pion Portland State in the season opener while 2008 SLC East Division                            22 vs. North Florida      W, 68-46
Date: December 4, 2008                                            champion Lamar posted a 61-53 win over the Owls last week.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                   25   Lamar                    L, 61-53
                                                                                                                                                                   30   at Texas                 L, 77-56
Location: Houston, Texas
                                                                         Possible Starters                  Quickly NoTiNg rice
    Arena: Tudor Fieldhouse (5,208)                                                                         	 Rice began the week with a 77-
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Series Record: UTSA leads, 2-3                                      UTSA Roadrunners (2-2)                                                                         December
Last Meeting: Rice 84, UTSA 63                                                                              56 loss at No. 8 Texas on Sunday. Rice                 4    Texas-San Antonio        7:00 p.m.
                                                                    F 2 Trabis Gabbidon 6-7             Sr. outrebounded the Longhorns 17-15
    D 5, 1986                                                       F 33 Josh Bonney               6-6  Jr.                                                        6    Texas State              3:00 p.m.
    Houston, Texas                                                  G 1 Omar Johnson               5-7  Jr. in the first half, scoring 12, second-                 17   Harvard                  7:30 p.m.
Radio: ESPN 97.5 The Ticket & via the in-                           G 4 Joey Shank                 6-3  Sr. chance points but in the second                        20   at Duquesne              12:00 p.m.
ternet at RiceOwls.com. David Saltzman                                                                                                                             22   Oklahoma                 7:00 p.m.
                                                                    G 22 Morris Smith IV 6-4            Jr. period Texas held the Owls to 25
is in his second season handling the Owls’                                                                                                                         28   at UALR                  2:00 p.m.
basketball broadcasts.
                                                                                                            percent shooting and the Horns had
                                                                    Rice Owls (2-3)                                                                                31   Texas A&M                3:00 p.m.
Rice Coach: Ben Braun (Wisconsin, 1975).                                                                    a +7 rebounding margin en route to
                                                                    F 43 Aleks Perka               6-7  Sr. the victory.
First Season at Rice. 554-393 (32nd season
                                                                    F 15 Trey Stanton              6-10 So.                                                        JaNuary
overall).                                                                                                   	 Rice freshman forward Lucas
                                                                                                             t
                                                                    G 4 Connor Frizzelle 6-1            Fr.                                                        3    at Richmond              11:00 a.m.
UTSA Coach: Brooks Thompson (Okla-                                                                          Kuipers is coming off a career-high
                                                                    G 21 Rodney Foster             6-1  Sr.                                                        10   at Tulane                2:00 p.m.
homa State, 1984) is in his third season at
UTSA and as a head coach. 22-42.
                                                                    G 32 Cory Pflieger             6-2  Jr. 19-point scoring game against Tex-                     14   SMU                      7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                            as. Kuipers was 5-for-5 from the field                 17   UCF                      3:00 p.m.
                                                                    Last game starting line-ups listed.                                                            21   at Memphis               8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                            in the first half, knocking down four
                                                                                                                                                                   24   at UAB                   2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                            three-pointers. For the game, he was
                                                                                                                                                                   28   Tulane                   7:00 p.m.
                                                                  7-of-11 from the field, had three rebounds, one assist and one steal.                            31   East Carolina            1:00 p.m.
             What’s Inside                                        	 The Owls currently do not have a double-figure scorer. Cory Pflieg-
                                                                    t

     Head Coach Ben Braun ................ 2                      er, who scored 17 points in each of his first two games but was 2-for-16 in                      February
     Media Information ....................... 3                  the last two games, is the squad’s leading scorer at 9.7 points per game.                        7    at Houston               8:00 p.m.
     Statistical Comparison................. 3                    Pflieger, however, has averaged seven rebounds in the last two games,                            11   Southern Miss            7:00 p.m.
     Conference USA ............................ 4                and is second on the squad with a 4.8 rebounding average this season.                            14   at East Carolina         6:00 p.m.
     2008-09 Rice Roster...................... 4                                                                                                                   18   UTEP                     7:00 p.m.
     Games Ahead ................................ 4                                                                                                                21   at SMU                   7:00 p.m.
     Rice’s 2008 Early Signees............. 5                     ScouTiNg The roadruNNerS
                                                                                                                                                                   25   at UCF                   6:00 p.m.
     Quick Facts ..................................... 5               Heading into Thursday’s game junior guard Omar Johnson is aver-                             28   Houston                  3:00 p.m.
     Miscellaneous Statistics .............. 6                    aging 14.6 points and 4.8 assists while senior forward Travis Gabbidon is
     Player Notes ................................... 8           averaging 13 points and 4.8 rebounds to lead UTSA.
     Season Statistics ......................... 21                                                                                                                march
                                                                       In a 78-65 loss at Navy on Tuesday, the Midshipmen shot 84 percent                          4    at Marshall              6:00 p.m.
     Game Recaps ............................... 24
                                                                                               Continued on Page 3                                                 7    Tulsa                    3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                   11   C-USA Tournament         TBA

                          2008-09 Rice Basketball Roster
                                                                                                                                                                   12   C-USA Tournament         TBA
                                                                                                                                                                   13   C-USA Tournament         TBA
                                                                                                                                                                   14   C-USA Tournament         TBA
       Name (G/GS)                             Pos.        ht.    Wt.   cl.   hometoWN               PPG   rPG   Notes
1      Nate Schwarze                           G           5-11   170   Fr.   Chelsea, Mich.         1.0   0.5   Had 3 assists against North Florida in Provo      All game times listed are Central Time
4      Connor Frizzelle                        G           6-1    180   Fr.   DeSoto, Texas          8.7   2.8   Scored an early, career-high 18 points v. Lamar   and subject to change.
5      Emerson Herndon                         F           6-8    225   Fr.   Houston, Texas         1.8   1.3   3 points, 2 rebounds against North Florida
11     Suleiman Braimoh                        F           6-8    230   So.   Baldwin, N.Y.          3.0   3.0   4 points, 6 rebounds v. Texas
       SUE-LEE-mon BRI-moh
12
13
       Bryan Beasley
       Chadd Wilson
                                               G
                                               G
                                                           6-0
                                                           6-0
                                                                  185
                                                                  182
                                                                        So.
                                                                        So.
                                                                              Pflugerville, Texas
                                                                              The Woodlands, Texas
                                                                                                     5.8
                                                                                                     —
                                                                                                           1.3
                                                                                                           —
                                                                                                                 9 points v. both UNF and Lamar
                                                                                                                 Walkon who served as manager for 07-08
                                                                                                                                                                   Rice Sports Information
15     Trey Stanton                            C           6-10   230   So.   Friendswood, Texas     6.3   3.5   Suffered broken nose v. Lamar                     Ron Mears               Basketball Contact
20     Lucas Kuipers                           F           6-8    220   Fr.   Rochester, Minn.       7.5   2.5   Career high 19 v. Texas, 4-6 three-pointers       Email Address             rmears@rice.edu
21     Rodney Foster                           G           6-1    185   Sr.   Katy, Texas            8.3   2.3   25 assists for the year                           Office Number              (713) 348-3929
23     Zac Coffelt                             G           6-0    165   Sr.   St. Thomas, V.I.       —     —     Late walkon addition who is a senior at Rice      Mobile Number              (832) 969-1310
32     Cory Pflieger                           G           6-2    185   Jr.   Dickson, Tenn.         9.7   4.8   2-10 shooting, led team with 8 rebounds @ UT      Fax Number                 (713) 348-6019
       FLAY-ger
33     Lawrence “Cliff” Ghoram                 G           6-5    195   Jr.   Zachary, La.           4.5   2.0   Scored 10 points, had 7 assists vs. BYU           Mailing Address           PO Box 1892
       GORE-um                                                                                                                                                                                   MS-548
                                                                                                                                                                               Houston, Texas 77521-1892
34     P.J. Bolte                              F           6-6    190   Fr.   Tacoma, Wash.          1.0   1.0   Saw first career action vs. Cal Poly
       Bol-TEE
                                                                                                                                                                   Press Row Number           (713) 348-5638
43     Aleks Perka                             F           6-7    205   Sr.   Houston, Texas         7.8   6.3   First career double-double came v. Lamar
                  Ben Braun s Rice Head Coach s Wisconsin, 1975

   Braun’s Coaching Record                    Ben Braun, who ranks among the         ed a 552-389 career record. He finished     three players — Morgan Lingle, Dennis
                                        winningest active Division I men’s bas-      his Cal career second only to Nibs Price    Gates and Ryan Forehan-Kelly — were
Siena Heights                           ketball coaches, begins his first season     (1925-54, 449-294) in both longevity        first-team selections, while Donte Smith
Year         Overall   Pct.
                                        as the head coach at Rice University.        and wins and his Cal winning percent-       was an honorable mention pick which
1977-78      8-21      .276
1978-79      24-6      .800                   Braun brings more than 30 years of     age of .587 was the best at the school      gave Cal more than twice as many all-
1979-80      21-11     .656             head coaching experience to Rice and         since Hall of Famer Pete Newell guided      academic members as any other school
1980-81      22-11     .667             has had unequaled success everywhere         the Bears to a 119-44 mark (1955-60).       in the conference. The Bears have had at
1981-82      19-13     .594             he has been. Prior to being named Rice             Generally regarded as one of col-     least one all-academic pick each of the
1982-83      21-12     .637             University’s coach April 7, 2008, Braun      lege basketball’s top teachers and strat-   last eight years, including Alex Pribble, a
1983-84      15-14     .517             guided the University of California to       egists, Braun brought his energetic style   second-team choice in 2005 and a first-
1984-85      18-15     .545             more postseason appearances and              of coaching to Cal in September, 1996.      team selection in both 2006 and `07.
Totals       148-103   .590             postseason wins than any other basket-       During his initial season, Braun took a            Braun began his career as an as-
Eastern Michigan                        ball coach in school history.                team that was predicted to finish in the    sistant coach at Park High School in Ra-
Year         Overall   Pct.   MAC             During his 12-year tenure at Cal,      conference’s lower half, molded it into     cine, Wis. Within two years, he accepted
1985-86      5-10      .333   4-10      Braun directed the Bears to five NCAA        one that tied for second in the league      the head coaching job at Siena Heights.
1986-87      14-15     .483   8-8       Tournament berths and three trips to         and reached the NCAA Sweet 16.              After an 8-21 debut season in 1977-78,
1987-88      22-8      .733   14-2      the NIT. He led the 1998 Bears to a berth          In 1998-99, Braun’s club became       his teams posted a 140-82 record over
1988-89      17-12     .586   8-8       in the NCAA Sweet 16 and to an NIT           the first Cal team ever to beat three       the next seven years, including four 20-
1989-90      19-13     .594   8-8
                                        championship in 1999.                        Top 10 schools in the same season with      win campaigns. His squads qualified for
1990-91      26-7      .788   13-3
                                              In his final season in Berkeley,       victories over North Carolina, UCLA and     National Association of Intercollegiate
1991-92      9-22      .290   4-12
1992-93      13-17     .433   8-10      Braun coached Cal to the second round        Arizona during the course of the year.      Athletics (NAIA) postseason tourna-
1993-94      15-12     .556   10-8      of the NIT, losing on the road to even-      Then, after earning a bid to the NIT, the   ments five times. During his time at
1994-95      20-10     .667   12-6      tual champion Ohio State.                    Bears went on a 5-0 run to capture the      Siena Heights, he not only coached, but
1995-96      25-6      .806   14-4            While at the University of Califor-    title — Cal’s first postseason tourna-      also taught English at the school. In the
Totals       185-132   .583   103-79    nia, two of his players earned Pac-10        ment championship since the Bears           summer of 1999, Braun was inducted
                                        Player of the Year honors — Ed Gray          won the 1959 NCAA crown.                    into the first class of the Siena Heights
California
Year         Overall   Pct.   Pac-10    in 1997 and Sean Lampley in 2001 —                 At age 54, Braun already has 31       Athletic Hall of Fame.
1996-97      23-9      .719   12-6      while Leon Powe was the 2004 Pac-10          years of experience as a head coach,               During his career, Braun has
1997-98      12-15     .444   8-10      Freshman of the Year. Overall, Braun’s       including 11 highly-successful years at     coached more than a dozen players
1998-99      22-11     .667   8-10      players received All-Pac-10 status nine      Eastern Michigan, where he guided the       who have gone on to play in the NBA.
1999-00      18-15     .545   7-11      times, Pac-10 All-Freshman notice on         Eagles to four postseason berths, in-       Among those he has coached at Cal are
2000-01      20-11     .645   11-7      seven occasions and Pac-10 All-Aca-          cluding three NCAA appearances. Dur-        Ed Gray, Michael Stewart, Sean Marks,
2001-02      23-9      .719   12-6      demic accolades 15 times.                    ing his tenure there, Braun accumulated     Francisco Elson, Sean Lampley, Jamal
2002-03      22-9      .710   13-5            As a result of his success, not only   a record of 185-132, averaging almost       Sampson and 2008 NBA champion
2003-04      13-15     .464   9-9
                                        at Cal, but during previous head coach-      18 wins per season, and was named           Leon Powe. Tony Gonzalez, now an All-
2004-05      13-16     .448   6-12
2005-06      20-11     .645   12-6      ing stops at Eastern Michigan and Siena      Mid-American Conference Coach of            Pro tight end for the NFL’s Kansas City
2006-07      16-17     .485   6-12      Heights, Braun began the 2008-09 sea-        the Year three times. In addition, Braun    Chiefs, played basketball for Braun in
2007-08      17-16     .515   6-12      son ranked 10th among all active Divi-       coached at Siena Heights College for        1996-97 at Cal. He also coached Grant
Totals       219-154   .587   110-106   sion I coaches with 552 victories. He        eight years and took the NAIA school        Long and Earl Boykins while at Eastern
                                        was 219-154 in his 12 seasons at Cal         to a 148-103 record and five postseason     Michigan.
Rice                                    and ranked second among active Pac-          tournaments.                                       Braun and wife Jessica welcomed
Year         Overall   Pct.   C-USA
                                        10 coaches in overall wins and Pac-10              Braun’s players proved to be suc-     the arrival of their son, Julius, born in
2008-09      2-4       .333
                                        wins (110).                                  cessful both on the court and in the        August.
All-Time     Overall   Pct.   League          The 1997 Pac-10 Coach of the Year      classroom, with Golden Bears earn-
             554-393   .585   213-185   and a finalist for the 2003 Naismith Na-     ing Pac-10 All-Academic recognition
                                        tional Coach of the Year, Braun has post-    15 times under his direction. In 2001,
                                                                  UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 3
in the second half to come back from a 36-29 halftime
deficit. Gabbidon led UTSA with 13 points and six re-                      Statistical Comparison^                                   Owl Information
bounds.                                                                                                                       Rice Radio
     UTSA’s margin of victory in its two wins – both                                                                              Beginning its second season as the home
                                                               Overall Record                       2-3         2-3
against non-Division I opponents – was 46 points. The                Conference Record              0-0         0-0
                                                                                                                              of Rice Owls football and men’s basketball
                                                                                                                              is ESPN 97.5 The Ticket, Houston’s only FM
Roadrunners opened the season with a 76-57 loss at             Scoring                              405         384           Sports Station. The Ticket is a 100,000 watt
Oklahoma State and were edged by Iowa, 73-67.                        Points Per Game                81.0        64.0          full-power FM station that is also home to
	 Gabbidon was a third-team NJCAA All-America
  t                                                                  Scoring Margin                 +11.0       -6.2          local sports programming as well as nation-
selection coming out of College of Southern Idaho              Opponent Scoring                     350         421           ally-syndicated ESPN radio personalities.
                                                                     Opponent Scoring Average       70.0        70.2              David Saltzman is in his second season as
and was leading the team in scoring (13.9 ppg) and                                                                            the play-by-play voice of Rice basketball.
rebounding (5.8 rpg) before a foot injury ended his            Rebounding Average                   37.4        34.0
                                                                     Opponent Rebounding Avg.       35.2        35.2
season 14 games into UTSA’s 2007-08 season.                                                                                   Rice on Network Television
                                                                     Rebounding Margin              +2.2        -1.2
	 UTSA has a +2.2 rebounding margin and a +7.6
  t                                                                                                                               Rice currently has five games scheduled
                                                               Field Goal Pct.                      .427        .410          for regional and national television.
turnover margin heading into the Rice game.                          Opponent Field Goal Pct.       .477        .450              The Owls will appear on Fox Sports Net
	 Following the Rice game, UTSA continues a four-
  t                                                            3-Point FG Pct.                      .365        .339          once (at Texas, Nov. 30), play host to a pair
game road swing at Texas-Pan American.                               Opponent 3-Point FG Pct.       .347        .384          of games on CBS College (SMU, Jan. 14 &
                                                               Free Throw Pct.                      .667        .689          Tulane, Jan. 28) and will also have one tele-
NoTiNg         uTSa SerieS                                           Opponent Free Throw Pct.       .697        639           vised game on CSS (at Memphis, Jan. 21).
         The                                                                                                                  Additionally, the Owls’ game at BYU will be
     UTSA holds a 3-2 edge in its series with Rice. The        Assists Per Game                     15.2        14.3
                                                                                                                              broadcast on BYU TV which is available as
                                                               Turnovers Per Game                   15.4        12.3
two teams met five times in the early and mid-1980s                                                                           part of select cable and satellite packages.
                                                                     Opponent Turnovers PG          23.0        11.5
but have not played one another since an 84-63 Owl             Turnover Margin                      +7.6        -0.8
win during semifinals of the 1986 Rice Invitational.                                                                          RiceOwls.com
                                                               Steals Per Game                      12.2        5.7               From video and game audio to live sta-
	 Prior to the 1986 victory, Rice lost three straight
  t                                                            Blocks Per Game                      3.0         1.8           tistics to game recaps, RiceOwls.com offers
games which were all played in San Antonio. The Owls                                                                          unparalled coverage of the Rice University
began the series with an 83-51 win Jan. 12, 1982 at Au-       PFlieger’S reTurN                                               athletic department world wide. The official
                                                                                                                              site of Rice athletics offers indepth informa-
try Court.                                                          Rice junior guard Cory Pflieger matched a career          tion on student-athletes and coaches.
	 Rice is 80-38 against member institutions of the
  t                                                           scoring high in each of the Owls’ first two games of the            Rice fans can also click on the latest game
Southland Conference.                                         season, scoring 17 points each night.                           notes and statistical information.

                                                                    Since then, Pflieger has been held to single fig-
ScouTiNg   The   BoBcaTS                                                                                                Conference USA Teleconferences
                                                              ures scoring in three of the last four games and is a        Conference USA will have several tele-
     Texas State takes on Southwestern Assemblies of          combined 2-for-16 shooting in the past two games. conferences featuring the league’s coaches
God University on Wednesday ahead of traveling to             He was 0-for-6 from the field against Lamar. While he beginning the week prior to C-USA play be-
Houston to take on Rice.                                                                                                ginning. The first teleconference is slated for
                                                              was 2-for-10 shooting against Texas earlier this week Monday, January 5th. Teleconferences will
     The Bobcats are 2-3 and coming off a Rocky               he did lead the squad with eight rebounds.                aslo be held February 2, March 2 and March
Mountain road swing that saw the team lose at Wyo-            	 Pflieger averaged double-figure scoring through 9.
                                                                t
ming (97-96) and at Northern Colorado (105-93).               the first five games of the season but after a six-point     Contact Conference USA’s media rela-
	 Brent Benson, a junior college transfer from a
  t
                                                                                                                        tions staff or Ron Mears in the Rice Univer-
                                                              night against Texas saw his scoring average drop to 9.7 sity sports information office for additional
year ago, is averaging 20.8 points per game to lead the       points per game.                                          details including call-in numbers.
Bobcats this season. Benson is 25-40 from three-point         	 Pflieger played in the first five games of the 2007-
                                                                t                                                          Below is the teleconference schedule. All
range (.625).                                                                                                           times listed are Central Standard Time.
                                                              08 season before being sidelined with an ankle injury.
	 Senior swingman Brandon Bush is averaging 13.6
  t                                                           At the time, he was averaging 8.0 points and 3.8 re- 10:00 a.m. Announcements
points and leads the team with a 6.2 rebounding aver-         bounds when the injury occurred in the Eastern Illi- 10:05 a.m. Mack McCarthy,
age. Bush was a high school teammate of Rice senior           nois game at Iowa’s Hawkeye Challenge. He received                       East Carolina
                                                                                                                        10:13 a.m.     Mike Davis,
Rodney Foster at Katy’s Mayde Creek High School.              a medical red-shirt and is a junior on this year’s squad.                UAB
                                                                                                                              10:21 a.m.    Donnie Jones,
NoTiNg   The   TexaS STaTe SerieS                             7   To   9                                                                    Marshall
      Rice extended its series winning streak to four                                                                         10:29 a.m.    Kirk Speraw,
                                                                   While Rice does not have a double-digit scorer
                                                                                                                                            UCF
games with an 88-81 victory over Texas State in San           through the first six games of the season, the Owls             10:37 a.m.    Larry Eustachy,
Marcos last year. Rice holds an 8-3 lead in its series with   have five players averaging anywhere from seven to                            Southern Miss
the university formerly named Southwest Texas.                better than nine points an outing.                              10:45 a.m.    Dave Dickerson,
                                                                                                                                            Tulane
	 Last year in Strahan Coliseum, Rice erased an ear-
  t                                                                Behind Pflieger’s 9.7 scoring averaging, fresh-            10:53 a.m.    Doug Wojcik,
ly, 14-point deficit and later built as much as a 20-point    man guard Connor Frizzelle is averaging 8.7 points                            Tulsa
lead in the second half. But Texas State got to within        per game while senior Rodney Foster is averaging 8.3            11:01 a.m.    Matt Doherty,
                                                                                                                                            SMU
two points, 75-73 as the Bobcats outscored Rice dur-          points. Aleks Perka and Lucas Kuipers are averaging
                                                                                                                              11:09 a.m.    John Calipari,
ing one stretch, 24-6.                                        better than seven points per game.                                            Memphis
      The Owls would keep the game interesting, mak-                                                                          11:17 a.m.    Ben Braun,
ing eight of their final 16 free throws, and Brandon          The STarT       To   SeNior SeaSoNS                                           Rice
                                                                                                                              11:25 a.m.    Tom Penders,
Bush’s three-pointer cut the Rice lead to 85-81 with               Rodney Foster and Aleks Perka are the lone se-                           Houston
36 seconds to play, but the Bobcats missed their final        niors on this year’s squad and both have started all six        11:33 a.m.    Tony Barbee,
three shots from three-point range.                           games this season.                                                            UTEP
      Bush led Texas State with 17 points while Patrick       	 Foster, who suffered an ankle sprain prior to the
                                                               t                                                              11:41 a.m.    Media Notes Exchange
Britton made 12-of-14 at the line and finished with a         Lamar game, was 1-for-7 from the field against the
game-high 24 points for Rice.                                 Cardinals and 2-for-9 against Texas earlier this week.
                                                              He leads the team with 25 assists and his 4.17 assist
                   UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 4

        2008-09 C-USA                                                                         2008-09 Rice Basketball Roster
                                                 1     Nate Schwarze                   G        5-11      170    Fr.-HS       Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea HS
          Standings                              4     Connor Frizzelle                G        6-1       180    Fr.-HS       DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto HS
                                                 5     Emerson Herndon                 F        6-8       225    Fr.-HS       Houston, Texas/Worthing HS
              C-USA Games         All-Games
                W-L Pct.          W-L Pct.       11    Suleiman Braimoh                F        6-8       230    So.-1L       Baldwin, N.Y./The Lawrenceville School
East Carolina   0-0 .000          5-1   .833     12    Bryan Beasley                   G        6-0       185    So.-1L       Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville HS
Houston         0-0 .000          5-1   .833     13    Chadd Wilson                    G        6-0       182    So.-TR       The Woodlands, Texas/The John Cooper School/NYU
Memphis         0-0 .000          5-1   .833     15    Trey Stanton                    C        6-10      230    So.-TR       Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood HS/Navy
Southern Miss 0-0 .000            4-2   .667     20    Lucas Kuipers                   F        6-8       220    Fr.-HS       Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS
Tulane          0-0 .000          4-2   .667     21    Rodney Foster                   G        6-1       185    Sr.-2L       Katy, Texas/Mayde Creek HS
Tulsa           0-0 .000          4-2   .667
                                                 23    Zac Coffelt                     G        6-0       165    Sr.-HS       St. Thomas, V.I./Antilles HS
UAB             0-0 .000          4-2   .667
UCF             0-0 .000          3-3   .500     32    Cory Pflieger                   G        6-2       175    Jr.-2L       Dickson, Tenn./Dickson County HS
UTEP            0-0 .000          3-3   .500     33    Lawrence Ghoram                 G        6-5       205    Jr.-2L       Zachary, La./Zachary HS
SMU             0-0 .000          2-3   .400     34    P.J. Bolte                      F        6-6       190    Fr.-HS       Tacoma, Wash./Franklin Pierce HS
Marshall        0-0 .000          2-4   .333     43    Aleks Perka                     F        6-7       205    Sr.-2L       Houston, Texas/Klein Forest HS
Rice            0-0 .000          2-4   .333
                                                 Head Coach: Ben Braun (Wisconsin, 1975)
2008-09 Upcoming Games                           Associate Head Coach: Louis Reynaud (San Francisco State, 1982)
                                                 Assistant Coaches: Kevin Mouton (San Francisco, 1989), Mike Roberts (Indiana, 2005)
Thursday, December 4
Texas-San Antonio at Rice           7:00 p.m.    average ranked sixth in Conference USA to begin the                        gaiNiNg PlayiNg exPerieNce
                                                 week.                                                                            Kuipers is one of five true freshmen who have
Friday, December 5
                                                 	 Perka had his first career double-double against
                                                   t
Texas A&M-International at SMU      7:00 p.m.                                                                               seen playing time this season.
                                                 Lamar, scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 re-                                 Among the group is late signee Connor Frizzelle.
Saturday, December 6                             bounds. Against Lamar, seven of Perka’s 10 rebounds                        The rookie from DeSoto has started all six games this
UAB at Cincinnati                   11:00 a.m.   came on the offensive glass and four of those led to
Marshall at Boston                  2:00 p.m.                                                                               season and is averaging 8.7 points for the year. Friz-
Western Kentucky at Tulane          2:00 p.m.    Rice points. Perka is now averaging 7.8 points and                         zelle scored 18 points last week against Lamar.
Texas State at Rice                 3:00 p.m.    leads the Owls with a 6.3 rebounding average.                              	 The Lamar game was Frizzelle’s second double-
                                                                                                                              t
USF at UCF                          4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                            figure scoring night in his first five games for Rice. He
Southern Miss at New Mexico
Limestone at East Carolina
                                    5:00 p.m.
                                    6:00 p.m.
                                                 career NighT             For    SixTh MaN                                  scored 14 points against Cal Poly at the Basketball
Sam Houston State at UTEP           8:05 p.m.          Rice freshman forward Lucas Kuipers has been                         Travelers Invitational.
                                                 the first Rice player off the bench in five of six games.                  	 Additionally, rookies Emerson Herndon, P.J.
                                                                                                                              t
Sunday, December 7                                     Sunday at Texas, the rookie nailed all five of his
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma (BOK Center)     3:00 p.m.                                                                               Bolte and Nate Schwarze have already seen playing
                                                 first-half shots, including four three-pointers, en route                  time in their young careers.
Wednesday, December 10                           to a 19-point game against the Longhorns.
Missouri State at Tulsa             7:05 p.m.          For the game, Kuipers was 7-of-11 from the field New direcTioN
                                                 and knocked down five three-pointers. He has raised                   First-year head coach Ben Braun brings more
2008-09 C-USA Results                            his scoring average in each of the last four                                              than 30 years of head coach-
Wednesday, December 3
                                                 games.                                                    ^
                                                                                                            Winningest Active D-I          ing experience to Rice.
East Carolina at UNC-Wilmington                        Heading into the week, the Rochester, Basketball Coaches by Victory Braun, who coached the last
Tulsa at Ohio                                    Minn., native is averaging 7.5 points and 2.5                                             12 seasons at the University
Tulane at New Orleans                            rebounds. He is shooting 48.6 percent from 1. Mike Kryzewski, Duke                   803
USF at UAB                                                                                                                                 of California, entered the
                                                 the field.                                          2. Jim Calhoun, Connecticut 780
                                                                                                     3. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse         771
                                                                                                                                           year ranked 10th in all-time
Tuesday, December 2                              	 In the Owls’ final game of the Basketball
                                                   t
                                                                                                     4. Bob Huggins, West Virginia 616     wins among active Division
East Tennessee State 76, Marshall 72             Travelers Invitational, Kuipers went 4-for-4 5. Tom Penders, Houston
Houston 70, Middle Tennessee State 67                                                                                                 608  I basketball coaches.
Memphis 100, Marist 61
                                                 from the field and finished with eight points 6. Gary Williams, Maryland 604                    Braun’s first collegiate
South Alabama 76, Southern Miss 73               against North Florida. He scored nine points 7. Homer Drew, Valparaiso 593                coaching stop was at Siena
                                                 last week against Lamar.                            8. Roy Williams, North Carolina 560
                                                                                                     9. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin            556
                                                                                                                                           Heights University and his
Sunday, November 30                              	 Kuipers’ older sister, Rachel, is a 2008
                                                   t
Texas 77, Rice 56                                                                                    10. Ben Braun, Rice              552  coaching tenure also in-
Morehead State 71, UCF 65                        Rice University Shepherd School of Music                                                  cludes 10-plus seasons at
Arizona State 88, UTEP 58                        graduate.                                           ^
                                                                                                      At the start of 2008-09 season.      Eastern Michigan.
Saturday, November 29
Marshall 68, Old Dominion 64
East Carolina 63, Winthrop 60
Houston 84, North Texas 51
                                                 Games Ahead




Tulane 66, Maine 56
UCF 66, South Dakota State 64
Illinois 48, Tulsa 44
                                                               Dec. 6 at Houston                            Dec. 17 at Houston                       Dec. 20 at Pittsburg
Friday, November 28                                            Overall Record: 2-3                          Overall Record: 3-1                      Overall Record: 4-1
Tulsa 67, Texas A&M 56                                         N 29 at Northern Colorado (L, 105-93),       N 29 Army (W, 66-54), D 3 Boston, D 6    N 28 at Duke (L, 95-72), D 3 at Pittsburg,
Boston College 83, UAB 77                                      D 3 SW Assembies of God, D 6 at Rice, D      at Colgate, D 10 Northeastern, D 13 at   D 10 at Radford, D 13 West Virginia, D 17
Wake Forest 82, UTEP 79                                        13 at Texas.                                 George Washington, D 17 at Rice.         Old Dominion, D 20 Rice.
UC Davis 76, Tulane 62
                                                               Head Coach                                   Head Coach                               Head Coach
                                                               Doug Davalos (Houston, ‘94)                  Tommy Amaker (Duke, ‘87)                 Ron Everhart (Virginia Tech, ‘85)
                                                               t 3rd season at Texas State/7th overall.     t 2nd year/12th overall                  t 4th year/15th overall

                                                               Basketball SID                               Basketball SID                           Basketball SID
                                                               Rick Pouler t (512) 245-2966                 Kurt Svoboda t (617) 495-7687            Dave Saba t (412) 396-5851
                                                               t rpoulter@txstate.edu                       t ksvoboda@fas.harvard.edu               t saba@duq.eud
                                                                           UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 5
      At Rice, Braun will be looking to lead a third dif-             reTurN       To   caMPuS
ferent program into postseason play. While at EMU                           Prior to the season opener November 15th against                        Rice Quick Facts
and Cal, Braun had 11 teams advance to post-season                    Portland State, it had been 623 days (1 year, 8 months
tournaments including seven NCAA appearances.                                                                                             University Information
                                                                      & 12 days) since the Owls last played on the Rice Uni-              Location ...................................... Houston, Texas
      Following his hire, Ben Braun assembled a vet-                  versity campus. As Tudor Fieldhouse underwent a $27                 Founded...........................................................1891
eran coaching staff including two staffers who came                   million transformation, the Owls played their 2007-                 Enrollment .....................................................5,145
with him from Cal.                                                                                                                        Nickname ........................................................Owls
                                                                      08 home slate at three different venues across Harris               Mascot ........................................Sammy the Owl
	 Louis Reynaud, a member of the Cal staff for the
  t                                                                   County.                                                             Colors ......... Blue (pms 281c) and Gray (424c)
past 11 years, joined Braun at Rice as the Owls’ associ-                    Rice played a majority of its home games last                 Conference...............................Conference USA
ate head coach. Prior to being a part of Braun’s staff,               year just south of campus at Reliant Arena and east of              Arena........................................Tudor Fieldhouse
                                                                                                                                             Capacity ....................................................5,208
Reynaud was a highly successful prep coach in North-                  Houston in the suburb of Katy, Texas, at the Leonard E.
ern California.                                                       Merrell Center. The Owls also played host to Texas in               University Personnel
	 Also joining Braun from Cal was assistant coach
  t                                                                   the Toyota Center in downtown Houston.                              President................................ David W. Leebron
Mike Roberts who was an on-floor coach for the                              Now the squad is back on campus and in its                       Alma Mater .............................Harvard, 1976
                                                                                                                                          Athletics Director.....................Chris Del Conte
Bears last year after serving the previous season as the              home facility which originally opened in 1950. In the                  Alma Mater ......................UC Santa Barbara
team’s video coordinator. Roberts, who played at Indi-                20 months of construction the Owls’ home court was                  Athletics Phone ........................ (713) 348-6920
ana, also served as a graduate assistant coach under                  been transformed into a state-of-the art facility with              Ticket Office Phone................. (713) 348-4068
Bobby Knight at Texas Tech.                                           the amenities fans have come to expect from new sta-
	 Kevin Mouton first coached against Cal while an
  t                                                                                                                                       Coaching Staff
                                                                      diums.                                                              Head Coach .........................................Ben Braun
assistant at Oregon State and later as the interim head               	 The most notable changes of Tudor Fieldhouse
                                                                        t                                                                    Alma Mater ........................ Wisconsin, 1975
coach in 2008. Mouton worked at Oregon State for the                  include a new lobby entrance that includes a team                      Record at Rice ......................2-3 (1st season)
last six years. His collegiate coaching experience in-                                                                                       Overall Record ....... 553-392 (32nd season)
                                                                      store as well as new seating in the south end zone                  Associate Head Coach ............ Louis Reynaud
cludes stops at Butler, Eastern Illinois, New Hampshire               replacing the “curtain” that became the trademark of                   Alma Mater ........... San Francisco St., 1982
and St. Mary’s.                                                       Autry Court.                                                        Assistant Coach .......................... Kevin Mouton
                                                                      	 Also new is a club area located behind the upper
                                                                        t                                                                    Alma Mater ..................San Francisco, 1989
eNd   To a    STreak                                                  north end zone seating. In addition to being a meeting
                                                                                                                                          Assistant Coach ............................ Mike Roberts
                                                                                                                                             Alma Mater ..............................Indiana, 2005
      With an early season win against Cal Poly, Rice                 place for donors, the club offers a panoramic view of               Basketball Office Phone ........ (713) 348-4075
snapped a 21-game losing streak which dated back to                   the Rice University campus.                                         Departmental Email ..... basketball@rice.edu
a New Year’s Eve game against Texas A&M in 2007.                                                                                          Office Fax .................................... (713) 348-5695
                                                                      	 Additionally, amenities include a new sound sys-
                                                                        t
                                                                                                                                          President................................ David W. Leebron
      Last year’s squad was depleted by injuries (four                tem and game information scoreboard, new conces-
of the opening-night starters were in street clothes                  sion areas and rest rooms.                                          Preseason Information
for the final game of the year) and the team played its               	 Rice heads into the week still searching for its first
                                                                        t                                                                 All-Time Record ......... 975-1,222 (95 seasons)
home games at three different sites around Houston                                                                                        2007-08 Record ..............................................3-27
                                                                      victory in the newly-remodeled arena.                               C-USA Record/Place ..........................0-16/12th
as renovations were made to Tudor Fieldhouse. Rice                                                                                        Starters Returning/Lost .................................3/2
posted a 3-27 record last year.                                                                                                           Lettermen Returning/Lost ...........................6/6

                                          Rice’s 2008 Fall Signee Capsules                                                                     Starts/Games Played
  Egheosa Edomwonyi, 6-7, 225, Power Forward, Princeton, N.J./The Hun School of Princeton                                                       Player                           Season             Career
  Ranks as the No. 121 power forward in this year’s signing class in the latest ESPN College Basketball Prospect list (updated Nov. 11)                                           G GS              G GS
  … is a Top 15/Top 20 recruit from the talent-rich Garden State … high school coach is Jonathon Stone … received offers from Ivy         1     Nate Schwarze                     4 0                4 0
  League institutions Harvard and Penn along with others including Cleveland State before choosing Rice … son of Uwa Edom-                4     Connor Frizzelle                  6 6                6 6
  wonyi and Nosa Edomwonyi … born Nov. 7, 1990.                                                                                           5     Emerson Herndon                   5 0                5 0
                                                                                                                                          11    Suleiman Braimoh                  6 0               36 7
                                                                                                                                          12    Bryan Beasley                     6 0               36 20
  Chris Eversley, 6-5, 200, Small Forward, Chicago, Ill./Walter Payton College Prep                                                       13    Chadd Wilson                      -   -              -   -
  Becomes the first male student at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago to sign a national letter-of-intent with a Division I school    15    Trey Stanton                      6 6                6 6
  (school was founded in 2000) … high school team posted a 20-9 record and finished fourth in the Chicago Public Red North-West           20    Lucas Kuipers                     6 0                6 0
  League … led Walter Payton College Prep as a junior, averaging 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game … also averaged 1.6 treys          21    Rodney Foster                     6 6               91 30
  an outing, 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks … prep coach was Chuck Demas … ranks as the No. 55 strong forward in this year’s signing           23    Zac Coffelt                       -   -              -   -
                                                                                                                                          32    Cory Pflieger                     6 6               65 37
  class in the latest ESPN College Basketball prospect list (updated Nov. 11) … chose Rice over Wright State and Illinois-Chicago …       33    Lawrence Ghoram                   6 0               63 28
  son of Michael Eversley and Nina Leonard … born Sept. 26, 1991.                                                                         34    P.J. Bolte                        4 0                4 0
                                                                                                                                          43    Aleks Perka                       6 6               72 20
  Arsalan Kazemi, 6-8, 190, Power Forward, Isfahan, Iran/The Patterson School (NC)
  Helped lead his Iranian Under-17 national team to the 2007 West Asian championship and was named the tournament MVP …
  national team went 5-0 at the tournament … captain of his national team … scout.com has him ranked 82nd overall in the 2009
  prep signing class … the ESPN College Basketball Prospect list ranks him the No. 44 power forward … high school coach is Chris
  Cheney … among the schools he considered were Maryland, Seton Hall, Louisville, Syracuse and Oklahoma State … son of Yousef
  and Roya Kazemi … born April 22, 1990

  Tamir Jackson, 6-2, 180, Shooting Guard, Paterson, N.J./St. Benedict’s Prep
  Averaged 14 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists during junior season for St. Benedict’s team which posted a 24-1 record and fin-
  ished the season ranked No. 2 in the nation behind St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J. in several major national polls … during junior
  season grabbed national attention when he scored 29 points on ESPN in a victory over then-No. 1 ranked Oak Hill … ranks as
  the No. 28 shooting guard in this year’s signing class in the latest ESPN College Basketball Prospect list (updated Nov. 11) … prep
  coach at the Newark, N.J., high school is Danny Hurley … chose Rice over Miami, Rhode Island and Virginia Tech … son of Samuel
  White and Taihessa Jackson Lee … born Dec. 29, 1990 ... St. Benedict will make two national television appearances on ESPNU -
  Jan. 19 vs. Wheeler (Ga.) at 12 p.m. and Feb. 7 vs. Mater Dei (Calif.) at 12 a.m.
                    UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 6

                 Rice Game Leaders                                       Rice Opponent Game Leaders                                   Rice Margin of Victory/Defeat
Points                                                         Points                                                                                 Wins             Losses
Player                  Date       Opponent           PTS      Player                 Date           Team              PTS     1 point
Lucas Kuipers           N 30       Texas               19      Jeremiah Dominguez     N 15           Portland State     24     2 points
Connor Frizzelle        N 25       Lamar               18      Jay Brown              N 25           Lamar              22     3 points
Cory Pflieger           N 20       Cal Poly            17      Lorenzo Keeler         N 20           Cal Poly           20     4 points                                  1
Cory Pflieger           N 15       Portland State      17      Jonathan Tavernari     N 21           BYU                18     5 points                 1
Rodney Foster           N 15       Portland State      16      Dominic Water          N 15           Portland State     18     6 points
                                                                                                                               7 points
Rebounds                                                       Rebounds                                                        8 points                                  1
Player                  Date       Opponent          REB       Player                 Date           Team              REB     9 points
Aleks Perka             N 25       Lamar              10       Jay Brown              N 25           Lamar              18     10 points
Aleks Perka             N 15       Portland State      9       Jamie Jones            N 15           Portland State     13     11 points
Cory Pflieger           N 30       Texas               8                                                                       12 points
Aleks Perka             N 22       North Florida       8       Three-Pointers Made                                             13 points
Trey Stanton            N 22       North Florida       7       Player                 Date           Team             3 FGM    14 points
Lawrence Ghoram         N 21       BYU                 7       Jeremiah Dominguez     N 15           Portland State      4     15 points
                                                               Brandon McThay         N 25           Lamar               3     16-19 points
Three-Pointers Made                                            Cameron Lovelace       N 22           North Florida       3     20-24 points           1 (22)           1 (21)
Player                  Date       Opponent          3 FGM     Jonathan Tavernari     N 21           BYU                 3     25-29 points
Lucas Kuipers           N 30       Texas                4                                                                      30+ points                              1 (31)
Cory Pflieger           N 22       North Florida        4      Assists
Rodney Foster           N 22       North Florida        3      Player                 Date           Team              AST
Cory Pflieger           N 20       Cal Poly             3      Jimmer Fredette        N 21           BYU                5
Cory Pflieger           N 15       Portland State       3      Justin Mason           N 30           Texas              4
                                                               Lamont Morgan, Jr.     N 21           BYU                4
Assists                                                        Chaz Thomas            N 20           Cal Poly           4
Player                  Date       Opponent          AST       Julius Thomas          N 15           Portland State     4
Rodney Foster           N 15       Portland State     9
Rodney Foster           N 22       North Florida      7        Steals
                                                               Player                 Date           Team               ST
Steals                                                         Many Players                                              3
Player                  Date       Opponent           ST
Rodney Foster           N 20       Cal Poly            3       Blocks
                                                               Player                 Date           Texas              BL
Blocks                                                         Matt Hill              N 30           Texas              2
Player                  Date       Opponent           BL
Aleks Perka             N 30       Texas              2
Aleks Perka             N 20       Cal Poly           2

                                                                   Rice Personnel Game-by-Game
  rIce starters                                                                                                   rIce FIrsts
  Date    oPPoNeNt            ForWarD      ForWarD          FWrD/GuarD     GuarD         GuarD                    1st PoINts   hoW            tIme    1st sub             tIme
  N 15    Portland State      Perka        Stanton          Foster         Pflieger      Frizzelle                Pflieger     Layup          19:25   Ghoram              13:17
  N 20    vs. Cal Poly        Perka        Stanton          Foster         Pflieger      Frizzelle                Perka        Pullup J       19:13   Kuipers             17:34
  N 21    at BYU              Perka        Stanton          Foster         Pflieger      Frizzelle                Pflieger     Trey           18:09   Kuipers             16:57
  N 22    vs. North Florida   Perka        Stanton          Foster         Pflieger      Frizzelle                Pflieger     Trey           19:20   Kuipers             13:06
  N 25    Lamar               Perka        Stanton          Foster         Pflieger      Frizzelle                Foster       Layup          17:44   Kuipers             16:58
  N 30    at Texas            Perka        Stanton          Foster         Pflieger      Firzzelle                Stanton      Dunk           18:58   Ghoram/Kuipers      16:27
  D4      UTSA
  D6      Texas State
  D 17    Harvard
  D 20    at Duquesne
  D 22    Oklahoma
  D 28    at UALR
  J 31    Texas A&M
  J3      at Richmond
  J 10    at Tulane
  J 14    SMU
  J 17    UCF
  J 21    at Memphis
  J 24    at UAB
  J 28    Tulane
  J 31    East Carolina
  F7      at Houston
  F 11    Southern Miss
  F 14    at East Carolina
  F 18    UTEP
  F 21    at SMU
  F 25    at UCF
  F 28    Houston
  M4      at Marshall
  M7      Tulsa
                                                                           UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 7

^
 leD rIce IN scorING                 ^
                                      owlS’ FirSt SubSitution
Cory Pflieger                   3    Lucas Kuipers                     5                             Owls’ Record When ...
Connor Frizzelle                1    Lawrence Ghoram                   2                   Overall                                      2-4
Lawerence Ghoram                1
                                                                                              White Uniforms                            0-1
Lucas Kuipers                   1    Free throwS laSt 4 minuteS/ot                            Blue Uniforms                             1-2
                                     GameS decided by 10 PointS or Fewer                      Gray Uniforms                             1-1
^
 leD rIce IN rebouNDING              Connor Frizzelle       2-2 1.000                      At Home                                      0-2
Aleks Perka                     4    Rodney Foster          2-2 1.000                      On the Road                                  0-2
Lawrence Ghoram                 1    Cory Pflieger          2-2 1.000                      Neutral Site                                 2-0
Cory Pfleiger                   1    Trey Stanton           1-1 1.000
                                     Bryan Beasley          1-2 .500                       Coming Off A Win                             0-2
^
 leD rIce IN assIsts                 Connor Frizzelle       1-2 .500                       Coming Off A Loss                            2-1
Rodney Foster                   4    Lawrence Ghoram        1-2 .500                       With Two or More Practice Days to Prepare    1-2
Cory Pflieger                   4    Rice Total          10-14 .714                        With One Day Between Games                   0-1
Emerson Herndon                 1    Opponents            9-15 .600                        Playing the Next Day Following a Game        1-1
Bryan Beasley                   1
                                     bench PointS                                          Games Decided by 3 Points or Fewer           0-0
Double-FIGure scorING Games          Lucas Kuipers                 45                      Games Decided by 9 Points or Fewer           1-2
Cory Pflieger                3       Bryan Beasley                 35                      Games Decided by 10 Points or More           1-2
Rodney Foster                2       Lawrence Ghoram               27                      Overtime                                     0-0
Connor Frizzelle             2       Suleiman Braimoh              22                      Rice Scores First                            1-1
Aleks Perka                  2       Emerson Herndon                7                      Leads at the Half                            2-1
Lawrence Ghoram              1       Nate Schwarze                  4                      Trails at the Half                           0-3
Lucas Kuipers                1       P.J. Bolte                     3                      Tied at the Half                             0-0
Trey Stanton                 1       Rice Total                   143                      Leads with 10 Minutes to Play                2-0
Total                       12       Opponents                    119                      Trails with 10 Minutes to Play               0-4
                                                                                           Tied with 10 Minutes to Play                 0-0
Double-FIGure rebouNDING Games       PointS in the Paint                                   Leads with 5 Minutes to Play                 2-0
Aleks Perka                 1        Rice Total                   142                      Trails with 5 Minutes to Play                0-4
Total                       1        Opponents                    166                      Tied with 5 Minutes to Play                  0-0
Double-Doubles                       PointS oFF turnoverS                                  Rice Shoots 50% or Better                    0-1
Aleks Perka                     1    Rice Total                     75                     Opponent Shoots 50% or Better                0-1
total                           1    Opponents                      98                     Rice Shoots Better Than Opponent             2-1
                                                                                           Rice Outrebounds Opponent                    2-0
or leaDING to PoINts                 FaSt break PointS                                     Opponent Outrebounds Rice                    0-4
Aleks Perka                      6   Rice Total                     22                     Rebounds are the Same                        0-0
Suleiman Braimoh                 5   Opponents                      28                     Rice Shoots 70% or Better at the Line        1-3
Lucas Kuipers                    5
                                                                                           Rice Shoots More Free Throws Than Opponent   0-1
Cory Pflieger                    5   ^
                                      Denotes Includes Co-Leaders                          Opponent Shoots More Free Throws Than Rice   2-3
Lance Ghoram                     4   *
                                      Denotes Multiple Substitutions                       Free Throw Attempts are the Same             0-0
Trey Stanton                     3   Included                                              Rice Commits Fewer Turnovers Than Opponent   1-1
Rodney Foster                    1
                                                                                           Rice Commits More Turnovers Than Opponent    1-2
Connor Frizzelle                 1
                                                                                           Turnovers are the Same                       0-1
Team Rebounds                    4
                                                                                           When Rice Bench Outscores Opponent’s Bench   2-2
Total                           34
                                                                                           Rice Scores 100+                             0-0
Second-chance PointS
                                                                                           Rice Scores 90-99                            0-0
Lucas Kuipers                   13
                                                                                           Rice Scores 80-89                            1-0
Aleks Perka                     10
                                                                                           Rice Scores 70-79                            0-1
Connor Frizzelle                 9
                                                                                           Rice Scores Less Than 70                     1-3
Lawrence Ghoram                  8
                                                                                           Opponent Scores 100+                         0-0
Trey Stanton                     8
                                                                                           Opponent Scores 90-99                        0-0
Suleiman Braimoh                 7
                                                                                           Opponent Scores 80-89                        0-1
Rodney Foster                    7
                                                                                           Opponent Scores 70-79                        1-2
Cory Pflieger                    6
                                                                                           Opponent Scores Less Than 70                 1-1
Rodney Foster                    2
Rice Total                      70
                                                                                           Afternoon Games                              0-2
Opponent Total                  87
                                                                                           Evening Games (5 p.m. or Later Starts)       2-2
                                                                                           Televised On CSTV                            0-0
Scored the owlS’ FirSt PointS
                                                                                           Televised on Fox Sports Net Southwest        0-1
Cory Pflieger                    3
                                                                                           Games in November                            2-4
Rodney Foster                    1
                                                                                           Games in December                            0-0
Aleks Perka                      1
                                                                                           Games in January                             0-0
Trey Stanton                     1
                                                                                           Games in February                            0-0
                                                                                           Games in March                               0-0
how FirSt PointS were Scored
Layup                            2
Three-Pointer                    2
Dunk                             1
Pull Up Jumper                   1
               UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 8


              Bryan BeasleywGuardw6-0w185wso.wPfluGerville, Texas


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	 Averaging 5.8 points and 18 minutes of playing time off the bench this season ... shooting 50
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percent from the field (11-of-22) and has knocked down 6-of-11 three-pointers this season.
	 Pflugerville native returned to Central Texas and saw 19 minutes of action against Texas ... did
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not attempt a shot from the field but made two free throws, had two assists and one rebound.
	 Scored nine points in back-to-back games prior to playing at Texas ... was 3-for-9 from the field
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while playing a season-high 26 minutes against Lamar ... also had a nine-point, two-rebound effort
against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... against UNF also had one assist, one
block and one steal in 17 minutes of action.
	 Against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational, came off the bench to knock down a
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pair of big three-pointers. Also had four rebounds and four assist.
                                                                                                                 Career & Season Highs
	 Began his sophomore season by coming off the bench to play nine minutes against Portland Points
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State ... scored seven points against PSU ... was 2-for-2 from the field, hitting his lone three-point Season High 9 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
attempt ... also made both free throw attempts.                                                                     9 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High 10 vs. Southern Miss (M 12, 2008)
	 Averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds as a red-shirt freshman during the 2007-08 season ...
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                                                                                                        Field Goals
second on the team with 53 assists (1.8 pg).                                                            Season High 3 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
	 Transferred to Rice from Texas A&M and was granted eligibility prior to the season (was a red-
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shirted freshman during the 2007-08 season).                                                            Career High 4 vs. Southern Miss (M 12, 2008)
                                                                                                          Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                          Season         9 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                          Career High    9 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                          3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                          Season High    2 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                         2 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                          Career High    2 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                         2 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                                         2 vs. SMU (M 8, 2008)
                                                                                                                         2 vs. Texas (D 8, 2007)
                                                                                                          Rebounds
                                                                                                          Season High    2 vs. 3 opponents
                                                                                                          Career High    6 at Texas State (D 5, 2007)
                                                                                                                         6 at Texas A&M (D 31, 2007)
                                                                                                          Assists
                                                                                                          Season High    4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                          Career High    4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                                         4 at Texas State (D 5, 2007)
                                                                                                          Blocks
                                                                                                          Season High    1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                          Career Highs   2 at Vanderbilt (J 3, 2008)
                                                                                                          Steals
                                                                                                          Season High    2 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                          Career High    3 at Lamar (D 22, 2007)
                                                                                                          Minutes
                                                                                                          Season High    26 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                          Career High    40 at Texas A&M (D 31, 2007)




                                                                  (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                            Individual Career History
                                                                  Beasley Statistics
                                                            BryanBEASLEY, Bryan
                                      Total            3-Point          F-Throws              Rebounds                                                        Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg       fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast     to    blk        stl    pts avg
2007-08       30-20   749/25.0     32-105     .305      9-32     .281    26-55   .473   12    55     67    2.2      51    1     53     79      5        27     99 3.3
2008-09         6-0   108/18.0      11-22     .500      6-11     .545      7-9   .778    1     7      8    1.3      14    0     10      8      1         4     35 5.8
TOTAL         36-20   857/23.8     43-127     .339     15-43     .349    33-64   .516   13    62     75    2.1      65    1     63     87      6        31    134 3.7
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                   P.J. BolTewforwardw6-6w190wfr.wTacoma, wash.


                                                                                                                                     34
	 Heads into the Texas game having played in three games this season, the Owls’ three contests
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at the Basketball Travelers Invitational.
	 Played a career-high 8 minutes and had two steals against host BYU at the Basketball Travel-
 u
ers.
	 Saw first collegiate playing time against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers ... first career points
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was a first-half three-pointer in the contest ... also had one assist and one rebound in two minutes
of play.
	 Late signee for the Owls who prepped at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Wash.
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	 Averaged 14.2 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks as a high school senior ... was
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named All-South Puget Sound League 3A Honorable Mention
                                                                                                                   Career & Season Highs
	 First-Team All-South Puget Sound League 3A First-Team as a junior.
 u                                                                                                       Points
                                                                                                         Career High    3 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Field Goals
                                                                                                         Career High    1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                         Career High    2 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                         3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                         Career High    1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Rebounds
                                                                                                         Career High    1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                        1 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                                        1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Assists
                                                                                                         Career High    1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Blocks
                                                                                                         Career Highs   None
                                                                                                         Steals
                                                                                                         Career High    2 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                         Minutes
                                                                                                         Career High    6 at BYU (N 21, 2008)




                                                                 (Nov 27, 2008)
                                                           Individual Career History
                                                                P.J. Bolte Statistics
                                                                      BOLTE, P.J.

                                     Total            3-Point          F-Throws              Rebounds                                                       Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg      fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo     ast     to   blk       stl    pts avg
2008-09         3-0     13/4.3        1-4    .250       1-2     .500      0-0   .000    1     2     3     1.0      2     0      1      0        0      2      3 1.0
TOTAL           3-0     13/4.3        1-4    .250       1-2     .500      0-0   .000    1     2     3     1.0      2     0      1      0        0      2      3 1.0
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            suleiman Braimohwforwardw6-8w230wso.wBaldwin, n.y.


                                                                                                                                      11
	 Averaging 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds through the first six games of the season ... is 8-for-14
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from the field, playing in all six games off the bench.
	 Scored four points and had an early-season high six rebounds against Texas ... was 2-for-3 from
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the field.
	 Registered a three-point, three-rebound effort against North Florida at the Basketball Travel-
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ers Invitational.
	 Scored four points and had four rebounds in 12 minutes of action off the bench against Cal
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Poly earlier at the Basketball Travelers Invitational.
	 Played seven minutes off the bench against Portland State and was 2-for-2 from the field ...
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scored four points and had two rebounds in the opener.
                                                                                                            Career & Season                      Highs
	 In his rookie season, became the Owls’ sixth man, coming off the bench first a total of 11 times Points
   u
... played in all 30 games as a true freshman ... averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds last year.  Season High 4 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                      4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                                      4 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    11 vs. UCF (F 16, 2008)
                                                                                                       Field Goals
                                                                                                       Season High    2 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                      2 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                                      2 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    5 vs. Marshall (J 9, 2008)
                                                                                                       Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                       Season High    4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    8 at UCF (M 1, 2008)
                                                                                                                      8 vs. Marshall (J 9, 2008)
                                                                                                       Rebounds
                                                                                                       Season High    6 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    12 vs. UCF (F 16, 2008)
                                                                                                       Assists
                                                                                                       Season High    1 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                      1 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                                      1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    2 at UTEP (J 12, 2008)
                                                                                                       Blocks
                                                                                                       Season High    1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    1, 11 Times
                                                                                                       Steals
                                                                                                       Season High    1 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                      1 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                                      1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    2 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                       Minutes
                                                                                                       Season High    13 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                       Career High    30 vs. UCF (F 16, 2008)




                                                                (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                          Individual Career History
                                                       Suleiman Braimoh Statistics
                                                             BRAIMOH, Suleiman

                                    Total            3-Point          F-Throws             Rebounds                                                       Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg     fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct   off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast      to   blk       stl    pts avg
2007-08        30-7   513/17.1    50-108    .463       0-0     .000   21-36   .583   52    46    98     3.3      66    3     13     53      8       12    121 4.0
2008-09         6-0     58/9.7      8-14    .571       0-0     .000     2-4   .500    7    11    18     3.0      13    0      3      7      2        3     18 3.0
TOTAL          36-7   571/15.9    58-122    .475       0-0     .000   23-40   .575   59    57   116     3.2      79    3     16     60     10       15    139 3.9
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                      rodney fosTerwGuardw6-1w185wsr.wKaTy, Texas


                                                                                                                                         21
	 For the year, is averaging 8.3 points and 2.3 rebounds ... leads team with 25 assists ... 4.17 assists
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per game ranks among the top 10 in Conference USA (sixth to begin the week).
	 Was 12-for-12 from the free throw line before missing the first of two against Texas ... was 2-of-
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9 from the field against the Longhorns and finished with seven points..
	 Had an 11-point, seven-assist game against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers Invita-
  u
tional.
	 Finished with 16 points against Cal Poly, dishing out five assists in 38 minutes of play ... was
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6-for-6 from the field.
	 Was 0-for-2 from three-point range against Portland State, snapping a streak of 13 games in
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which he made a three-pointer ... was just one game away from moving onto the record chart for
                                                                                                                  Career & Season Highs
knocking down at least one three-pointer in consecutive games.                                           Points
	 Was averaging 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and had a team-leading 79 assists (3.2 pg) when he Season High 16 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
  u
broke his hand during a practice the final week of the 2007-08 regular season.                           Career High 24 vs. Southern Miss (J 26, 2008)
                                                                                                           Field Goals
                                                                                                           Season High    4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    8 at Houston (F 23, 2008)
                                                                                                           Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                           Season High    13 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    22 at Houston (F 23, 2008)
                                                                                                           3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                           Season High    3 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    6 at Houston (F 23, 2008)
                                                                                                           Rebounds
                                                                                                           Season High    4 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    8 vs. Louisiana-Monroe (D 1, 2007)
                                                                                                           Assists
                                                                                                           Season High    9 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    9 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                           Blocks
                                                                                                           Season High    1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    1, 4 Times
                                                                                                           Steals
                                                                                                           Season High    3 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    6 vs. Louisiana-Monroe (D 1, 2007)
                                                                                                           Minutes
                                                                                                           Season High    38 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                           Career High    40 at Texas A&M (D 31, 2008)




                                                                  (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                            Individual Career History

                                                            Rodney Foster Statistics
                                                                FOSTER, Rodney

                                      Total            3-Point           F-Throws              Rebounds                                                        Scoring
Season        gp-gs     min/avg      fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct      ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast      to   blk        stl    pts avg

2005-06        28-0 537/19.2       33-109     .303     16-59     .271     38-52   .731   10 34        44    1.6 32         0 53 30              0        23    120    4.3
2006-07        32-3 547/17.1       44-117     .376     25-70     .357     29-46   .630    6 34        40    1.3 42         0 47 42              1        21    142    4.4
2007-08       25-21 844/33.8       89-298     .299    47-187     .251     54-71   .761   12 57        69    2.8 70         0 79 86              2        38    279   11.2
2008-09         6-6 180/30.0        15-50     .300      7-26     .269     13-14   .929    2 12        14    2.3   5        0 25    9            1         6     50    8.3
TOTAL         91-30 2108/23.2     181-574     .315    95-342     .278   134-183   .732   30 137      167    1.8 149        0 204 167            4        88    591    6.5
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                connor frizzellewGuardw6-1w180wfr.wdesoTo, Texas


                                                                                                                                       4
	 True freshman has started all six games this season for Rice ... averaging 8.7 points and 2.8
  u
rebounds while playing 25 minutes an outing.
	 Established a career scoring high, finishing with 18 points against Lamar ... was just 4-for-12
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from the field but made 10-of-11 free throws.
	 Scored six points, had two rebounds and three assists against North Florida at the Basketball
  u
Travelers Invitational.
	 Scored 14 points and had five rebounds against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invita-
  u
tional.
	 Started his collegiate debut, scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds in the Owls’
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season opener against Portland State ... had one assist and had no turnovers in 31 minutes of play.
                                                                                                             Career & Season Highs
	 Averaged 13 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists at DeSoto High School as a senior. 	
  u                                                                                                 Points
uPlayed his junior and senior year at DeSoto, a suburb of Dallas ... as a sophomore at Red Oak High Career High 18 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
School, led Class 4A in scoring, averaging 26 points per game.                                      Field Goals
                                                                                                    Career High    4 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                                   4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                    Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                    Career High    12 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                   12 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                    3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                    Career High    2 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                    Rebounds
                                                                                                    Career High    5 Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                    Assists
                                                                                                    Career High    3 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                    Blocks
                                                                                                    Career Highs   None
                                                                                                    Steals
                                                                                                    Career High    2 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                    Minutes
                                                                                                    Career High    31 vs. North Florida (N 21, 2008)




                                                             (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                       Individual Career History
                                                      Connor Frizzelle Statistics
                                                          FRIZZELLE, Connor

                                   Total          3-Point          F-Throws             Rebounds                                                       Scoring
Season       gp-gs    min/avg     fg-fga    pct   fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct   off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo     ast     to   blk       stl    pts avg
2008-09        6-6   152/25.3    15-53     .283    4-24     .167   18-21   .857    3    14    17     2.8      11    0      7      7      0        3     52 8.7
TOTAL          6-6   152/25.3    15-53     .283    4-24     .167   18-21   .857    3    14    17     2.8      11    0      7      7      0        3     52 8.7
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                 lawrence GhoramwGuardw6-5w195wJr.wzachary, la.


                                                                                                                                    33
	u     For the year is averaging 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds.
	u     Was 1-for-5 from the field against Texas ... had one assist and one rebound in 13 minutes of
action..
	 Provided a spark off the bench with nine points against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers ...
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connected on both three-point attempts in the game ... was able to draw a charge in the game and
had two rebounds.
	 Played 12 minutes off the bench against Portland State, scoring just three points ... was 3-6 at
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the free throw line but 0-for-3 from the field ... also had one assist.
	 Led Rice with 10 points and seven rebounds against BYU ... off the bench was 4-for-4 from the
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field.
                                                                                                             Career & Season                     Highs
	 Averaged 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while playing in all 30 games as a sophomore ... started Points
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27 games during the year.                                                                           Season High 10 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    26 vs. TCU (D 29, 2007)
                                                                                                        Field Goals
                                                                                                        Season High    4 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    10 vs. SMU (F 24, 2007)
                                                                                                        Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                        Season High    6 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    16 at UCF (M 1, 2008)
                                                                                                                       16 vs. TCU (D 29, 2007)
                                                                                                        3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                        Season High    2 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    2, 4 Times
                                                                                                        Rebounds
                                                                                                        Season High    7 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    10 vs. TCU (D 29, 2007)
                                                                                                        Assists
                                                                                                        Season High    1, 5 Times
                                                                                                        Career High    4 at Southern Miss (J 26, 2008)
                                                                                                                       4 at SMU (F 9, 2008)
                                                                                                        Blocks
                                                                                                        Season High    None
                                                                                                        Career High    2 vs. Southern Miss (M 12, 2008)
                                                                                                        Steals
                                                                                                        Season High    2 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    3 at Southern Miss (J 26, 2008)
                                                                                                        Minutes
                                                                                                        Season High    21 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                        Career High    35 at Southern Miss (J 26, 2008)




                                                                (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                          Individual Career History

                                                       Lawrence Ghoram Statistics
                                                            GHORAM, Lawrence

                                    Total            3-Point          F-Throws              Rebounds                                                       Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg     fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast      to   blk       stl    pts avg
2006-07        27-0    183/6.8     21-52    .404     3-10      .300     7-13   .538   11    16    27     1.0 29         0      3     12      4        8     52   1.9
2007-08       30-27   698/23.3    99-224    .442     9-23      .391    49-80   .613   56    61   117     3.9 77         0     39     79      6       22    256   8.5
2008-09         6-0    86/14.3      9-24    .375      3-8      .375     6-13   .462    5     7    12     2.0   8        0      5      6      0        4     27   4.5
TOTAL         63-27   967/15.3   129-300    .430    15-41      .366   62-106   .585   72    84   156     2.5 114        0     47     97     10       34    335   5.3
               UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 14


            emerson herndonwforwardw6-8w225wfr.whousTon, Texas


                                                                                                                                          5
	 Played in all three games at the Basketball Travelers Invitational last week, his first career ac-
   u
tion ... currently averaging 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds ... also has two assists on the year.
	 Had a three-point play against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers Invitaitonal ... also had
   u
two rebounds in eight minutes of playing time.
	 Saw his first collegiate playing time at the Basketball Travelers Invitational, scoring two points
   u
and pulling down two rebounds in six minutes of action against Cal Poly.
	 A 2008 graduate of Worthing High School where he was a First-Team District 19-4A selection
   u
... also named to the All-Greater Houston team and was Worthing’s Most Valuable Player.
                                                                                                                 Career & Season Highs
                                                                                                       Points
                                                                                                       Career High    3 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008))
                                                                                                       Field Goals
                                                                                                       Career High    1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                      1 vs. BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                                      1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                       Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                       Career High    4 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                       Rebounds
                                                                                                       Career High    2 Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                       Assists
                                                                                                       Career High    2 vs. BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                       Blocks
                                                                                                       Career Highs   1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                       Steals
                                                                                                       Career High    1 vs. BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                       Minutes
                                                                                                       Career High    8 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)




                                                                (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                          Individual Career History
                                                       Emerson Herndon Statistics
                                                            HERNDON, Emerson

                                    Total            3-Point          F-Throws             Rebounds                                                       Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg     fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct   off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast      to   blk       stl    pts avg
2008-09         4-0     22/5.5       3-8    .375       0-0     .000     1-1 1.000     2     3     5     1.3      3     0      2      1      1        1      7 1.8
TOTAL           4-0     22/5.5       3-8    .375       0-0     .000     1-1 1.000     2     3     5     1.3      3     0      2      1      1        1      7 1.8
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              lucas KuiPerswforwardw6-8w220wfr.wrochesTer, minn.


                                                                                                                                         20
	 First player off the bench for the Owls in five of six games this season ... averaging 7.5 points
  u
and 2.5 rebounds for the year ... 48 percent shooter has made 8-of-17 three-pointers.
	 Coming off a career scoring game at Texas where he drained 4-of-6 three-pointers and scored
  u
19 points ... was 5-for-5 in the field half, knocking down all four three-point attempts ... shot 7-for-11
for the game and also had three rebounds, an assist and a steal.
	 Scored nine points on 4-for-10 shooting against Lamar ... also had five rebounds and a steal in
  u
14 minutes of play.
	 Had a 4-for-4 shooting night against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ...
  u
finished with a eight points to go with three rebounds in 15 minutes of play against UNF.
	 Scored six points against BYU, knocking down 2-of-6 three-point attempts in the game.
  u
                                                                                                                    Career & Season                    Highs
	 Played 19 minutes off the bench against Portland State in his collegiate debut, scoring three Points
  u
points ... knocked down a second-half three-pointer.                                                       Career High  19 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
	 Three-year starter at Mayo High School where he scored over 1,000 points ... averaged 19 Field Goals
  u
                                                                                                           Career High  7 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
points and nine rebounds as a senior. 	
                                                                                                           Field Goal Attempts
	 A three-time All-Big Nice Conference selection.
  u
                                                                                                           Career High  11 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                             3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                             Career High    4 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                             Rebounds
                                                                                                             Career High    5 vs. North Florida (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                             Assists
                                                                                                             Career High    1 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                            1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                            1 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                             Blocks
                                                                                                             Career Highs   None
                                                                                                             Steals
                                                                                                             Career High    1 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                            1 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                             Minutes
                                                                                                             Career High    27 at Texas (N 30, 2008)




                                                                    (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                              Individual Career History
                                                                    Kuipers Statistics
                                                              LucasKUIPERS, Lucas
                                       Total            3-Point           F-Throws               Rebounds                                                      Scoring
Season         gp-gs    min/avg       fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct      ft-fta pct     off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo     ast    to    blk    stl      pts avg
2008-09          6-0   113/18.8       18-37    .486       8-17    .471        1-2   .500    9     6     15     2.5     14    0      3      7      0      2      45 7.5
TOTAL            6-0   113/18.8       18-37    .486       8-17    .471        1-2   .500    9     6     15     2.5     14    0      3      7      0      2      45 7.5
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                aleKs PerKawforwardw6-7w205wsr.whousTon, Texas


                                                                                                                                 43
	 Averaging 7.8 points and a team-leading 6.3 rebounds while starting all six games this season
   u
... shooting 52.5 percent from the field (21-of-40).
	 Recorded first career double-double against Lamar, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 re-
   u
bounds in 30 minutes of playing time.
	 Coming off a six-point, eight-rebound effort against North Florida during the final day of the
   u
Basketball Travelers Invitational ... was 3-for-4 from the field.
	 Began his senior season with a career game, scoring 15 points and pulling down nine re-
   u
bounds against Portland State ... was 6-for-8 from the field.
	 Scored all eight of his points in the first half. Also finished with six rebounds and blocked two
   u
shots..
                                                                                                               Career & Season Highs
	 Last year as a junior averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds.
   u                                                                                                Points
                                                                                                     Season High    15 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    15 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                     Field Goals
                                                                                                     Season High    6 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    6, 4 Times
                                                                                                     Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                     Season High    12 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    12 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                                    12 vs. East Carolina (M 5, 2008)
                                                                                                     3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                     Season High    None
                                                                                                     Career High    1, 3 Times
                                                                                                     Rebounds
                                                                                                     Season High    10 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    10 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                     Assists
                                                                                                     Season High    1 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                    1 vs. Cal Poly (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    2 vs. UAB (F 13, 2008)
                                                                                                     Blocks
                                                                                                     Season High    2 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                    2 vs. Cal Poly (N 22,2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    2 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                                    2 vs. Cal Poly (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                                    2 vs. SMU (M 8, 2008)
                                                                                                     Steals
                                                                                                     Season High    None
                                                                                                     Career High    2 vs. Marquette (N 15, 2005)
                                                                                                     Minutes
                                                                                                     Season High    30 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                                    30 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High    33 vs. East Carolina (M 5, 2008)




                                                              (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                        Individual Career History

                                                                   Perka Statistics
                                                             AleksPERKA, Aleks
                                   Total           3-Point          F-Throws             Rebounds                                                        Scoring
Season       gp-gs    min/avg     fg-fga    pct    fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct   off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast      to   blk       stl     pts avg
2005-06       18-0    134/7.4     11-20    .550      0-0     .000     3-7   .429   10 12       22     1.2       9    0      4     10      1        3      25   1.4
2006-07       22-6   315/14.3     30-62    .484      0-1     .000    6-12   .500   17 35       52     2.4      32    1      4     16      3        2      66   3.0
2007-08       26-8   372/14.3     36-98    .367     3-25     .120   19-24   .792   20 34       54     2.1      27    0     11     29      5        2      94   3.6
2008-09        6-6   138/23.0     21-40    .525      0-0     .000     5-8   .625   12 26       38     6.3      11    0      3      8      5        0      47   7.8
TOTAL        72-20   959/13.3    98-220    .445     3-26     .115   33-51   .647   59 107     166     2.3      79    1     22     63     14        7     232   3.2
                                                                UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 17


                      cory PflieGerwGuardw6-2w175wJr.wdicKson, Tenn.


                                                                                                                                     32
	 Came back from injury which sidelined him for most of the 2007-08 season, to match a career
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high with 17 points against Portland State in the Owls’ season opener ... was 6-for-9 from the field
and knocked down 3-of-5 three-pointers ... played a team-high 35 minutes in the game.
	 For the year is averaging a team-leading 9.7 points along with 4.8 rebounds ... leads the team
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with seven steals and ranks second on the squad in rebounding average and assists (18 total).
	 Among his eight rebounds, had three offensive boards which led to second-chance points for
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the Owls in the Texas game.
	 Is 2-for-18 in the last two games as his scoring average has dropped below double figures but
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has had 14 combined rebounds in the last two contests.
	 Against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers Invitational, scored 14 points and had five
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                                                                                                              Career & Season Highs
rebounds.                                                                                            Points
	 Finished with 17 points for the second straight game in helping lead Rice to an 81-76 win over Season High 17 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
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Cal Poly.                                                                                                        17 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                     Career High 17 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
	 Was averaging 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds when he suffered season-ending injury against
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                                                                                                                 17 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
Eastern Illinois at the Hawkeye Challenge ... missed the final 25 games of the year.                             17 vs. UAB (F 14, 2007)
                                                                                                                        17 vs. Paul Quinn (N 11, 2006)
                                                                                                         Field Goals
                                                                                                         Season High    6 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                         Career High    6, 4 Times
                                                                                                         Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                         Season High    11 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                         Career High    11 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                         3-Pointers Made
                                                                                                         Season High    4 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                         Career High    4, 5 Times
                                                                                                         Rebounds
                                                                                                         Season High    6 vs. Lamar (N 25, 2008)
                                                                                                         Career High    9 vs. Palm Beach Atlantic (D 15, 2006)
                                                                                                         Assists
                                                                                                         Season High    5 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Career High    6 at Murray State (D 30, 2005)
                                                                                                         Blocks
                                                                                                         Season High    None
                                                                                                         Career High    1 at Marshall (F 28, 2007)
                                                                                                         Steals
                                                                                                         Season High    2, 3 Times
                                                                                                         Career High    3 vs. Houston (J 17, 2007)
                                                                                                                        3 vs. Oregon (N 20, 2006)
                                                                                                         Minutes
                                                                                                         Season High    36 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)
                                                                                                         Career High    36 vs. Cal Poly (N 20, 2008)




                                                                 (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                           Individual Career History

                                                                   Pflieger Cory
                                                              Cory PFLIEGER, Statistics
                                     Total            3-Point          F-Throws              Rebounds                                                        Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg      fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast     to    blk        stl    pts avg
2005-06        22-5 228/10.4        22-67    .328     16-51     .314    12-20   .600    7 26        33    1.5      14    0     11     22      0         9     72   3.3
2006-07       32-22 580/18.1       69-152    .454    49-117     .419    14-23   .609   12 55        67    2.1      45    0     41     23      1        14    201   6.3
2007-08         5-4 132/26.4        13-37    .351     11-28     .393      3-4   .750    4 15        19    3.8       8    0      5     10      0         4     40   8.0
2008-09         6-6 195/32.5        19-48    .396     12-33     .364     8-14   .571    8 21        29    4.8      10    0     18      8      0         7     58   9.7
TOTAL         65-37 1135/17.5     123-304    .405    88-229     .384    37-61   .607   31 117      148    2.3      77    0     75     63      1        34    371   5.7
                  UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 18


                    naTe schwarzewGuardw5-11w170wfr.wchelsea, mich.


                                                                                                                                                1
	u      Played in two of three games at the Basketball Travelers Invitational, his first career action at
Rice.
	u    Registered a three-assist, two-rebound effort against North Florida.
	u    Scored first career points against BYU ... finished with four points and also had his first career
steal against the Cougars.
	 Four-year letterman at Chelsea High School ... averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 steals, 3.0 rebounds
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and 6.2 assists ... named All-Southwestern Conference, All-Area and selected to the Michigan All-
Star squad.
                                                                                                                      Career & Season Highs
                                                                                                            Points
                                                                                                            Career High    4 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                            Field Goals
                                                                                                            Career High    1 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                            Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                            Career High    2 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                            Rebounds
                                                                                                            Career High    2 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                            Assists
                                                                                                            Career High    3 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                            Blocks
                                                                                                            Career Highs   None
                                                                                                            Steals
                                                                                                            Career High    1 at BYU (N 21, 2008)
                                                                                                            Minutes
                                                                                                            Career High    9 at BYU (N 21, 2008)




                                                                    (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                              Individual Career History
                                                              Nate Schwarze Statistics
                                                                   SCHWARZE, Nate

                                        Total            3-Point          F-Throws              Rebounds                                                      Scoring
Season           gp-gs    min/avg      fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo     ast    to    blk     stl     pts avg
2008-09            4-0     23/5.8        1-4    .250       1-4     .250      1-2   .500    1     1     2     0.5      1     0      3      2        0    1       4 1.0
TOTAL              4-0     23/5.8        1-4    .250       1-4     .250      1-2   .500    1     1     2     0.5      1     0      3      2        0    1       4 1.0
                                                                UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 19


          Trey sTanTonwforwardw6-10w230wso.wfriendswood, Texas


                                                                                                                                       15
	 Sat out the 2007-08 senior after transferring to Rice from the Naval Academy where he was
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named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team.
	 Has started all six games for Rice this season ... is averaging 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds ...
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shooting 56.5 percent from the field.
	 Played with a mask after breaking his nose in the Lamar game and scored seven points and
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had four rebounds in 22 minutes of play ... was 2-for-4 from the field and made 3-of-5 free throws.
	 Played just 14 first-half minutes against Lamar before breaking nose ... had two points and two
  u
rebounds in limited action.
	 Had a six-point, seven-rebound effort against North Florida last week at the Basketball Travel-
  u
ers Invitational .
                                                                                                             Career & Season Highs
	 In first game at Rice, scored 14 points, had three rebounds and three assists against Portland Points
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State ... was 5-for-7 from the field and made all four of his free throw attempts.                  Career High 15 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
	 At Navy averaged 8.0 points and 3.9 rebounds while starting 29 games (did not start Senior Field Goals
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                                                                                                    Career High 5 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
Night at Navy).
                                                                                                         Field Goal Attempts
                                                                                                         Career High    7 vs. Portland State (N 15, 2008)
                                                                                                         Rebounds
                                                                                                         Career High    7 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                         Assists
                                                                                                         Career High    3 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)
                                                                                                         Blocks
                                                                                                         Career Highs   1 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                         Steals
                                                                                                         Career High    1 at Texas (N 30, 2008)
                                                                                                         Minutes
                                                                                                         Career High    23 vs. North Florida (N 22, 2008)




                                                                 (Dec 01, 2008)
                                                           Individual Career History

                                                              Trey Stanton Statistics
                                                                   STANTON, Trey

                                     Total            3-Point          F-Throws              Rebounds                                                       Scoring
Season        gp-gs    min/avg      fg-fga    pct     fg-fga     pct     ft-fta pct    off   def   tot    avg      pf   fo    ast     to    blk    stl       pts avg
2008-09         6-6   112/18.7      13-23    .565       1-2     .500   11-18   .611     7    14    21     3.5      14    0      6      8      1      1       38 6.3
TOTAL           6-6   112/18.7      13-23    .565       1-2     .500   11-18   .611     7    14    21     3.5      14    0      6      8      1      1       38 6.3
              UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 20


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                                                                                                   23
	 Walk-on addition to the Rice squad after preseason practices began ... in the past, has played
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with the Rice women’s scout team.
	 Has not seen playing time yet this season.
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	 Averaged 15 points, six assists and two steals as a senior.
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         chadd wilsonwGuardw6-0w182wso.wThe woodlands, Texas


                                                                                                   13
	 Transferred to Rice from New York University and served as a team manager during the 2007-
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08 season ... added as a walk-on for the 2008-09 season.
	 As a senior at The John Cooper School, averaged 11 points, four rebounds and four assists ...
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twin brother Matthew plays basketball at American University.
                                                                     UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 21


                                                           2008-09 Rice Basketball
                                               Rice Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 30, 2008)
                                                                 All games

                       RECORD:                          OVERALL                      HOME                  AWAY                 NEUTRAL
                       ALL GAMES                          2-4                         0-2                   0-2                   2-0
                       CONFERENCE                         0-0                         0-0                   0-0                   0-0
                       NON-CONFERENCE                     2-4                         0-2                   0-2                   2-0

                                                      Total           3-Point           F-Throw                Rebounds
##   Player                 gp-gs   min avg        fg-fga      pct 3fg-fga      pct    ft-fta     pct    off    def   tot avg    pf dq     a   to blk stl   pts   avg
32 PFLIEGER, Cory            6-6    195    32.5   19-48       .396 12-33     .364 8-14           .571     8 21 29         4.8   10    0   18    8 0 7 58           9.7
04 FRIZZELLE, Connor         6-6    152    25.3   15-53       .283 4-24      .167 18-21          .857     3 14 17         2.8   11    0    7    7 0 3 52           8.7
21 FOSTER, Rodney            6-6    180    30.0   15-50       .300 7-26      .269 13-14          .929     2 12 14         2.3    5    0   25    9 1 6 50           8.3
43 PERKA, Aleks              6-6    138    23.0   21-40       .525 0-0       .000 5-8            .625    12 26 38         6.3   11    0    3    8 5 0 47           7.8
20 KUIPERS, Lucas            6-0    113    18.8   18-37       .486 8-17      .471 1-2            .500     9   6 15        2.5   14    0    3    7 0 2 45           7.5
15 STANTON, Trey             6-6    112    18.7   13-23       .565 1-2       .500 11-18          .611     7 14 21         3.5   14    0    6    8 1 1 38           6.3
12 BEASLEY, Bryan            6-0    108    18.0   11-22       .500 6-11      .545 7-9            .778     1   7   8       1.3   14    0   10    8 1 4 35           5.8
33 GHORAM, Lawrence          6-0     86    14.3   9-24        .375 3-8       .375 6-13           .462     5   7 12        2.0    8    0    5    6 0 4 27           4.5
11 BRAIMOH, Suleiman         6-0     58     9.7    8-14       .571 0-0       .000 2-4            .500     7 11 18         3.0   13    0    3    7 2 3 18           3.0
05 HERNDON, Emerson          4-0     22     5.5    3-8        .375 0-0       .000 1-1            1.000    2   3   5       1.3    3    0    2    1 1 1     7        1.8
34 BOLTE, P.J.               3-0     13     4.3    1-4        .250 1-2       .500 0-0            .000     1   2   3       1.0    2    0    1    0 0 2     3        1.0
01 SCHWARZE, Nate            4-0     23     5.8    1-4        .250 1-4       .250 1-2            .500     1   1   2       0.5    1    0    3    2 0 1     4        1.0
     Team                                                                                                13   9 22               1              3
     Total..........         6      1200          134-327 .410 43-127 .339 73-106 .689                   71 133 204       34.0 107    0   86   74 11 34 384       64.0
     Opponents......         6      1200          150-333 .450 43-112 .384 78-122 .639                   76 135 211       35.2 109    2   79   69 12 44 421       70.2

TEAM STATISTICS                       RICE             OPP                            Date           Opponent                                    Score          Att.
SCORING                                 384             421                           11/15/08       PORTLAND STATE                        L     74-78         1834
 Points per game                       64.0            70.2                      ^    11/20/08       vs Cal Poly                           W     81-76         1226
 Scoring margin                         -6.2               -                     ^    11/21/08       at BYU                                L     52-83         9277
                                                                                 ^    11/22/08       vs North Florida                      W     68-46          304
FIELD GOALS-ATT                     134-327         150-333
                                                                                      11/25/08       LAMAR                                 L     53-61         2043
 Field goal pct                        .410            .450                           11/30/08       at Texas                              L     56-77        11651
3 POINT FG-ATT                       43-127          43-112
 3-point FG pct                        .339            .384                      ^ = Basketball Travelers Invitational, Provo, Utah
 3-pt FG made per game                   7.2             7.2                     * = Conference USA game
FREE THROWS-ATT                      73-106          78-122
 Free throw pct                        .689            .639
 F-Throws made per game                 12.2            13.0
REBOUNDS                                204             211
 Rebounds per game                     34.0            35.2
 Rebounding margin                      -1.2               -
ASSISTS                                   86              79
 Assists per game                      14.3            13.2
TURNOVERS                                 74              69
 Turnovers per game                    12.3            11.5
 Turnover margin                        -0.8               -
 Assist/turnover ratio                   1.2             1.1
STEALS                                    34              44
 Steals per game                         5.7             7.3
BLOCKS                                    11              12
 Blocks per game                         1.8             2.0
ATTENDANCE                             3877           22458
 Home games-Avg/Game                 2-1938         2-10464
 Neutral site-Avg/Game                     -          2-765

Score by Periods          1st 2nd     Totals
Rice                      182 202       384
Opponents                 198 223       421
            UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 22

                                        2008-09 Rice Basketball
                      Rice Game-by-Game Points-Rebounds-Assists (as of Nov 30, 2008)
                                               All games

                                              01           04           05           11           12           15           20
Opponent           Date       Score       SCHWARZE,N   FRIZZELLE,   HERNDON,EM   BRAIMOH,SU   BEASLEY,BR   STANTON,TR   KUIPERS,LU
PORTLAND STATE     11/15/08   74-78   L      DNP          3-2-1        DNP          4-2-0        7-1-0       14-3-3        3-1-0
vs Cal Poly        11/20/08   81-76   W      DNP         14-5-2        2-2-0        4-4-0        6-2-4       2-3-1        0-2-1
at BYU             11/21/08   52-83   L      4-0-0        4-3-0        2-1-2        3-3-0        2-0-2       7-2-0         6-1-0
vs North Florida   11/22/08   68-46   W      0-2-3       6-2-3         3-2-0        3-3-1        9-2-1       6-7-1        8-3-1
LAMAR              11/25/08   53-61   L      0-0-0       18-4-1        DNP          0-0-1        9-2-1        2-2-0        9-5-0
at Texas           11/30/08   56-77   L      0-0-0       7-1-0         0-0-0        4-6-1        2-1-2       7-4-1        19-3-1

                                              21           32           33           34           43
Opponent           Date       Score       FOSTER,ROD   PFLIEGER,C   GHORAM,LAW    BOLTE,PJ    PERKA,ALEK
PORTLAND STATE     11/15/08   74-78   L     8-4-9        17-2-4        3-0-1        DNP          15-9-0
vs Cal Poly        11/20/08   81-76   W     16-2-5       17-5-5       9-2-1         3-1-1        8-6-1
at BYU             11/21/08   52-83   L     6-2-2         4-3-2       10-7-1        0-1-0        4-1-0
vs North Florida   11/22/08   68-46   W     11-3-7       14-5-2       2-0-1         0-1-0        6-8-1
LAMAR              11/25/08   53-61   L     2-2-1         0-6-2       1-2-0         DNP         12-10-0
at Texas           11/30/08   56-77   L     7-1-1        6-8-3        2-1-1         DNP          2-4-1
                                                      UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 23


Game-By-Game Team Statistics
Date   Team             FG-A Pct.      3FG-A Pct.     FT-A    Pct.   O    D REB     PF-D   A    TO BL ST      PTS   1st-2nd
N 15   Portland State   28-61   .459   9-24    .375   13-23   .565   17   21   38   22-0   14    6   7    4   78    33-45
       Rice             25-48   .521   5-12    .417   19-27   .704    5   22   27   17-0   18    6   0    2   74    38-36
N 20   Rice             27-56   .491   11-19   .579   16-20   .800   13   26   39   21-0   21   17   4    7   81    36-45
       Cal Poly         28-60   .467   6-19    .316   14-21   .667    9   16   25   18-1   11   15   2   10   76    33-43
N 21   Rice             20-52   .385   6-20    .300   6-10    .600    9   19   28   15-0    9   18   1    6   52    23-29
       BYU              30-54   .556   12-22   .545   11-16   .688    8   23   31   17-0   22   11   1    9   83    43-40
N 22   North Florida    16-49   .327   4-10    .400   10-20   .500    9   22   31   15-0    6   13   0    9   46    21-25
       Rice             25-53   .472   11-32   .344   7-17    .412   11   30   41   20-0   21   11   1    6   68    34-30
N 25   Lamar            21-54   .389   7-21    .333   12-18   .667   19   29   48   20-1   11   16   1    2   61    31-20
       Rice             18-62   .290   2-19    .105   15-18   .833   18   18   36   18-0    6    9   1    6   53    23-30
N 30   Rice             19-57   .333   8-25    .320   10-14   .714   15   18   33   16-0   11   13   4    5   56    30-26
       Texas            27-55   .491   5-16    .313   18-24   .750   14   24   38   17-0   15   8    7   10   77    37-40
                   UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 24


                         Game 1                                                                                         Game 2
Portland State Vikings                                                             78 Rice Owls                                                                                  81
Rice Owls                                                                          74 Cal Poly Mustangs                                                                          76
          Tudor FieldhousewHouston, TexaswNov. 15, 2008                                                       Marriott CenterwProvo, UtahwNov. 20, 2008
Portland State 78                                                                               Rice 81
No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN     No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                  TO   BL   ST   MIN
14 Kyle Coston           2-6 1-4        0-0 2      3    5      0        1     0    1    20      43 Aleks Perka           4-7 0-0        0-0 6      3    8      1      2    2    0    28
21 Phil Nelson           2-7 2-4        0-0 1      3    6      1        0     0    0    21      15 Trey Stanton          1-3 0-0        0-0 3      2    2      1      4    0    0    17
44 Jamie Jones           5-8 0-0        3-4 13 4        13 1            1     1    1    29      4 Connor Frizzelle       4-8 1-2        5-6 5      4    14 2          2    0    1    27
3 Andre Murray           0-3 0-2        0-0 0      4    0      0        1     0    0    9       21 Rodney Foster         4-13 2-8       6-6 2      1    16 5          4    1    3    38
10 Jeremiah Dominguez 7-12 4-6          6-9 4      2    24 4            0     0    1    38      32 Cory Pflieger         5-8 3-4        4-6 5      2    17 5          2    0    1    36
1 Julius Thomas          0-1 0-0        2-4 7      3    2      4        0     0    0    12      5 Emerson Herndon 1-4 0-0               0-0 2      1    2      0      0    0    0    6
11 Dominic Waters        7-11 2-4       2-4 3      2    18 2            2     0    0    32      11 Suleiman Braimoh 2-4 0-0             0-0 4      2    4      0      1    1    0    12
12 Paul Guede            2-5 0-1        0-0 3      0    4      0        1     0    0    10      12 Bryan Beasley         2-2 2-2        0-0 2      3    6      4      1    0    0    13
13 Tyrell Mara           3-6 0-3        0-0 4      1    6      1        0     0    1    19      20 Lucas Kuipers         0-0 0-0        0-0 2      3    0      1      1    0    0    8
23 Wendell Wright        0-2 0-0        0-2 1      0    0      1        0     0    0    10      33 Lawrence Ghoram 3-5 2-2              1-2 2      0    9      1      0    0    2    13
    TOTALS               28-61 9-24 13-23 38 22 78 14                   6     1    4    200     34 P.J. Bolte            1-1 1-1        0-0 1      0    3      1      0    0    0    2
FG Percentage - 45.9w3FG Percentage - 37.5wFT Percentage - 56.5                                     TOTALS               27-55 11-19 16-20 39 21 81 21                17   4    7    200
                                                                                                FG Percentage - 49.1w3FG Percentage - 57.9wFT Percentage - 80.0
Rice 74
No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN     Cal Poly 76
43 Aleks Perka           6-8 0-0        3-4 9      1    15 0            0     0    0    30      No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                  TO   BL   ST   MIN
15 Trey Stanton          5-7 0-0        4-4 3      3    14 3            2     0    0    23      24 Wes Dipprey           4-6 0-0        0-0 8      2    8      2      2    0    2    30
4 Connor Frizzelle       1-7 0-2        1-2 2      2    3      1        0     0    0    31      35 Titus Shelton         6-8 0-0        3-8 6      4    15 1          6    0    0    33
21 Rodney Foster         2-7 0-2        4-4 4      1    8      9        0     0    0    35      0 Trae Clark             2-6 2-2        2-2 2      1    8      2      0    0    1    32
32 Cory Pflieger         6-9 3-5        2-5 2      1    17 4            1     0    2    34      12 Lorenzo Keeler        7-17 2-7       4-5 2      3    20 1          2    0    0    33
11 Suleiman Braimoh 2-2 0-0             0-0 2      1    4      0        0     0    0    7       23 Shawn Lewis           3-8 0-2        2-2 1      0    8      1      0    1    1    20
12 Bryan Beasley         2-2 1-1        2-2 1      4    7      0        1     0    0    9       2 Justin Brown           0-0 0-0        0-0 0      1    0      0      1    0    0    0+
20 Lucas Kuipers         1-3 1-2        0-0 1      3    3      0        1     0    0    19      5 Jordan Lewis           0-0 0-0        0-0 0      0    0      0      1    0    0    0
33 Lawrence Ghoram 0-3 0-0              3-6 0      1    3      1        1     0    0    12      10 Chaz Thomas           4-6 1-3        2-2 1      5    11 4          2    0    0    24
    TOTALS               25-48 5-12 19-27 27 17 74 18                   6     0    2    200     14 Bo Henning            1-4 1-3        1-2 1      0    4      0      1    0    2    6
FG Percentage - 52.1w3FG Percentage - 41.7wFT Percentage - 70.4                                 21 Charles Anderson      0-0 0-0        0-0 1      1    0      0      0    1    0    11
                                                                                                34 David Hanson          1-5 0-2        0-0 0      1    2      0      0    0    1    11
Officials: R-David Hall, U1-Joe Townsell, U2-Troy Raymond                                            TOTALS              28-60 6-19 14-21 25 18 78 11                 15   2    10   200
Attendance: 1,834                                                                               FG Percentage - 46.7w3FG Percentage - 31.6wFT Percentage - 66.7
     Portland State          33    45      -      78
     Rice Owls               38    38      -      74                                            Officials: R-Winston Stith, U1-Mike Giarratano, U2-DG Nelson
                                                                                                Attendance: 1,226
                                                                                                     Rice Owls               36    45      -     81
Game Notes                                                                                           Cal Poly                33    43      -     76
uRice opened Tudor Fieldhouse, playing on campus for the first time in 623 days. The
game also marked the debut of first-year coach Ben Braun who scheduled an opening
challenge for the Owls. Portland State entered the year the defending Big Sky Conference        Game Notes
champions and favorites to repeat as league champs.                                             uCory Pflieger scored 17 points for the second straight game, and helped nail down coach

uThe Vikings
                                                                                                Ben Braun’s first victory at Rice when he rebounded a three-point attempt that rattled out
              built as much as a 10-point lead in the second half before Rice cut the ad-
                                                                                                for Cal Poly’s Lorenzo Keeler and at the other end knocked down a pair of free throws with
vantage to as few as three-points, 73-70 with 1:32 to play on a Connor Frizzelle trey. But at
                                                                                                5.6 seconds on the clock.
the other end, Jeremiah Dominguez drained a three-pointer to extend the Viks’ lead back
to six. Dominugez, the reigning Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, scored 17 of his       uIn its season opener against Portland State, the Owls were outrebounded by 11 boards.
game-high 24 points in the second half.                                                         Against Cal Poly, Rice outrebounded the Mustangs 39-25. Every Rice player had at least
uThe opener marked the return of junior guard Cory Pflieger who suffered an ankle injury
                                                                                                one rebound, led by Aleks Perka’s six.
that sidelined him for a majority of the 2007-08 season. Pflieger was lost for the year after   uRice drilled eight three-pointers in the game, including a 3-for-4 performance from be-
playing in the first five games of the year. Against Portland State, he matched a career high   hind the arc by Cory Pflieger. The 11 treys tied for the eighth-best, three-point shooting
with 17 points, going 6-for-9 from the field.                                                   performance by Rice in a game. It was the most three-pointers in a game since Rice tied a
uAleks Perka also had a career game, scoring 15 points and pulling down nine rebounds,
                                                                                                school record with 14 against Paul Quinn College in 2006.
which are both new standards for the senior forward. He connected on six of eight shots         uThe win snapped a 21-game losing streak for Rice which had not won since December
from the field.                                                                                 of 2007.
uSenior guard Rodney Foster scored eight points and set a new career standard with nine         uFreshmen P.J. Bolte and Emerson Herndon saw their first career playing time at Rice and
assists in the opener.                                                                          both responded with first-half baskets for the Owls.
uThe Owls’ six turnovers was the fewest since the team’s last game played in their home
arena. Against Tulsa, 623 days earlier in Autry Court, Rice had six turnovers in a 73-65 loss
against the Golden Hurricane before moving out of the arena for a year.
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                         Game 3                                                                                          Game 4
Rice Owls                                                                          52 Rice Owls                                                                                    68
BYU                                                                                83 North Florida Ospreys                                                                        46
              Marriott CenterwProvo, UtahwNov. 21, 2008                                                       Marriott CenterwProvo, UtahwNov. 22, 2008
Rice 52                                                                                         North Florida 46
No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN     No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN
43 Aleks Perka           2-6 0-0        0-0 1      0    4      0        3     0    0    16      22 Matt Sauey            0-5 0-0        1-2 5      1    1      0        0     0    1    27
15 Trey Stanton          2-4 1-1        2-2 2      2    7      0        1     0    0    19      30 Zack Riggins          1-4 0-0        2-2 6      3    4      0        0     0    0    26
4 Connor Frizzelle       2-6 0-4        0-0 3      1    4      0        1     0    0    17      15 Cortez Riley          5-15 0-0       2-5 3      1    12 2            3     0    2    35
21 Rodney Foster         2-6 0-4        0-0 3      1    4      0        1     0    0    17      24 Cameron Lovelace 4-10 3-7            0-1 3      1    11 2            2     0    1    27
32 Cory Pflieger         1-4 1-3        1-2 3      1    4      2        1     0    0    28      32 Stan Januska          1-5 0-2        2-4 7      3    4      0        2     0    1    30
1 Nate Schwarze          1-2 1-2        1-2 0      0    4      0        2     0    1    9       5 Ian Gibsoin            0-1 0-0        0-2 0      1    0      0        2     0    3    14
5 Emerson Herndon 1-3 0-0               0-0 1      1    2      2        0     1    1    6       25 Germaine Sparkes 2-5 0-0             0-1 2      1    4      2        3     0    1    16
11 Suleiman Braimoh 1-2 0-0             1-2 3      3    3      0        3     0    0    10      35 Tyler Auerbacher      1-1 1-1        0-0 0      0    3      0        0     0    0    6
12 Bryan Beasley         1-4 0-0        0-0 0      3    2      2        2     0    2    24      44 Kyle Groothius        2-3 0-0        3-3 4      4    7      0        1     0    0    19
20 Lucas Kuipers         2-9 2-6        0-0 1      1    6      0        1     0    0    20          TOTALS               16-49 4-10 10-20 31 15 46 6                    13    0    9    200
33 Lawrence Ghoram 4-4 1-1              1-2 7      2    10 1            2     0    0    21      FG Percentage - 32.7w3FG Percentage - 40.0wFT Percentage - 50.0
34 P.J. Bolte            0-1 0-0        0-0 1      0    0      0        0     0    2    6
    TOTALS               20-52 6-20 6-10 28 15 52 9                     18    1    6    200     Rice 68
FG Percentage - 38.5w3FG Percentage - 30.0wFT Percentage - 60.0                                 No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN
                                                                                                43 Aleks Perka           3-4 0-0        0-2 8      1    6      1        1     0    0    20
BYU 83                                                                                          15 Trey Stanton          2-3 0-1        2-7 7      3    6      1        0     0    0    17
No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN     4 Connor Frizzelle       2-8 2-6        0-0 2      3    6      3        1     0    0    22
30 Lee Cummard           5-7 2-3        1-1 1      4    13 3            0     1    0    21      21 Rodney Foster         3-7 3-7        2-2 3      1    11 7            1     0    1    31
45 Jonathan Tavernari 7-16 3-8          1-2 5      2    18 1            1     0    3    29      32 Cory Pflieger         5-11 4-8       0-0 5      2    14 2            3     0    2    31
54 Chris Miles           1-1 0-0        1-2 5      3    3      3        2     0    0    16      1 Nate Schwarze          0-1 0-1        0-0 2      1    0      3        0     0    0    9
4 Jackson Emery          3-4 2-3        0-0 5      2    8      3        0     0    0    25      5 Emerson Herndon 1-1 0-0               1-1 2      1    3      0        1     0    0    8
32 Jimmer Fredette       5-8 2-3        1-2 4      1    13 5            2     0    3    25      11 Suleiman Braimoh 1-1 0-0             1-2 3      1    3      1        1     0    1    8
1 Charles Abou           2-6 1-2        4-4 2      1    9      2        1     0    0    21      12 Bryan Beasley         3-5 2-4        1-2 2      2    9      1        2     1    1    17
2 Lamont Morgan, Jr. 3-5 2-2            2-3 0      0    10 4            4     0    2    24      20 Lucas Kuipers         4-4 0-0        0-0 3      1    8      1        1     0    0    15
15 James Anderson        2-3 0-0        0-0 2      2    4      0        0     0    0    8       33 Lawrence Ghoram 1-6 0-4              0-1 0      2    2      1        0     0    1    17
20 Matthew Pinegar       0-1 0-1        0-0 0      0    0      0        1     0    1    9       34 P.J. Bolte            0-2 0-1        0-0 1      2    0      0        0     0    0    5
34 Noah Hartsock         2-3 0-0        0-0 5      2    4      0        0     0    0    16          TOTALS               20-52 6-20 6-10 28 15 52 9                     18    1    6    200
53 Gavin MacGregor       0-0 0-0        1-2 0      0    1      1        0     0    0    6       FG Percentage - 47.2w3FG Percentage - 34.4wFT Percentage - 41.2
    TOTALS               30-54 12-22 11-16 31 17 83 22                  11    1    9    200
FG Percentage - 55.6w3FG Percentage - 54.5wFT Percentage - 68.8                                 Officials: R-Mike Giarratano, U1-Doran Gotschall, U2-DG Nelson
                                                                                                Attendance: 304
Officials: R-Winston Stith, U1-Mike Giarratano, Doran Gotschall                                      North Florida         21     25     -      46
Attendance: 9277                                                                                     Rice Owls             34     34     -      68
     Rice Owls               23    29      -     52
     BYU                     43    40      -     83
                                                                                                Game Notes
                                                                                                uWith a 68-46 win over North Florida, Rice posted a 2-1 record at the Basketball Travelers
Game Notes                                                                                      Invitational hosted by Brigham Young University.
uBYU ran its NCAA Division I-best, home-court winning streak to 50 games with the vic-
                                                                                                uAfter being held to four points during a 1-for-4 shooting game against BYU the night
tory over Rice in the Basketball Travelers Invitational.
                                                                                                before, Cory Pflieger came back to lead Rice in scoring against North Florida. Pflieger hit a
uBYU made 9-of-15 three-pointer in the first half in building a 43-23 lead. The Cougars         three-pointer for the Owls’ first points and went on to make 4-of-8 three-pointers, finished
finished the game 12-of-22 from beyond the three-point arc for the game. Jonathan Tav-          with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
ernari was 3-for-8 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 18 points.              uRice held UNF scoreless for almost the first eight minutes of the second half. The Owls
uRice  was led by Lawrence Ghoram who came off the bench to score 10 points, going              ran their 34-21 lead at the break to 46-21 before the Ospreys’ Cortez Riley followed his
4-for-4 from the field. He also led the team with seven rebounds in 21 minutes of playing       missed shot and was fouled while putting back the miss with a jumper in the paint. UNF
time.                                                                                           missed its first eight field goal attempts of the second half.
uThe Owls went deep to its bench in the game with 12 players seeing action. Freshman            uThe Owls shot 47 percent from the field and made 11-of-32 three-pointers. The 11 treys
point guard Nate Schwarze saw nine minutes of action, his first collegiate minutes, and         equaled a season high as well as equaled the eighth-best three-point performance in
knocked down his first career shot, a three-pointer. He finished with four points.              school history.
uAfter scoring 17 points in each of the Owls’ first two games, Rice junior guard Cory Pflieg-
er was held to four points in 28 minutes of action. Pflieger was 1-for-4 from the field. He
did have three rebounds and two assists.
                   UTSA at Rice s December 4, 2008 s Page 26


                         Game 5                                                                                           Game 6
Lamar                                                                              61 Rice Owls                                                                                       56
Rice Owls                                                                          53 Texas Longhorns                                                                                 77
          Tudor FieldhousewHouston, TexaswNov. 25, 2008                                                    Frank Erwin CenterwAustin, TexaswNov. 30, 2008
Lamar 61                                                                                        Rice 56
No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN     No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                       TO   BL   ST   MIN
40 Jay Brown             8-15 2-4       4-6 18 3        22 0            0     0    1    34      15 Trey Stanton          2-4 0-0        3-5 4      3    7      1           1    1    1    22
44 Tristan Worrell       3-7 0-0        4-4 7      5    10 3            5     0    0    35      43 Aleks Perka           1-3 0-0        0-0 4      3    2      1           1    2    0    14
12 Brandon McThay        4-10 3-7       1-3 8      2    12 3            3     0    0    37      4 Connor Frizzelle       2-12 1-5       2-2 1      0    7      0           1    0    0    25
14 Kenny Dawkins         3-12 2-7       3-4 4      1    11 2            6     0    0    40      21 Rodney Foster         2-9 2-5        1-2 1      0    7      1           1    0    2    29
15 Ashton Hall           0-3 0-1        0-0 1      2    0      1        0     1    1    20      32 Cory Pflieger         2-10 1-8       1-1 8      2    6      3           1    0    0    34
1 Anthony Miles          0-1 0-0        0-0 1      1    0      0        0     0    0    7       1 Nate Schwarze          0-0 0-0        0-0 0      0    0      0           0    0    0    2
5 Skyler Williams        1-4 0-2        0-1 6      4    2      2        1     0    0    22      5 Emerson Herndon 0-0 0-0               0-0 0      0    0      0           0    0    0    2
52 Coy Custer            2-2 0-0        0-0 0      1    4      0        0     0    0    5       11 Suleiman Braimoh 2-3 0-0             0-0 6      4    4      1           2    1    1    13
    TOTALS               21-54 7-21 12-18 48 20 61 11                   16    1    2    200     12 Bryan Beasley         0-0 0-0        2-2 1      1    2      2           2    0    0    19
FG Percentage - 38.9w3FG Percentage - 33.3wFT Percentage - 66.7                                 20 Lucas Kuipers         7-11 4-6       1-2 3      2    19 1               3    0    1    27
                                                                                                33 Lawrence Ghoram 1-5 0-1              0-0 1      1    2      1           1    0    0    13
Rice 53                                                                                             TOTALS               19-57 8-25 10-14 33 16 56 11                      13   4    5    200
No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                    TO    BL   ST   MIN     FG Percentage - 33.3w3FG Percentage - 32.0wFT Percentage - 71.4
43 Aleks Perka           5-12 0-0       2-2 10 3        12 0            1     1    0    30
15 Trey Stanton          1-2 0-0        0-0 2      1    2      0        0     0    0    14      Texas 77
4 Connor Frizzelle       4-12 0-5       10-11 4    1    18 1            2     0    2    30      No Name                  FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A                       TO   BL   ST   MIN
21 Rodney Foster         1-7 0-1        0-0 2      1    2      1        1     0    0    23      5 Damion James           3-8 0-1        6-9 5      2    12 2               3    1    2    26
32 Cory Pflieger         0-6 0-5        0-0 6      2    0      2        0     0    2    32      32 Connor Atchley        4-8 2-4        1-1 2      4    11 1               0    1    0    25
1 Nate Schwarze          0-1 0-1        0-0 0      0    0      0        0     0    0    3       34 Dexter Pittman        1-3 0-0        4-4 3      0    6      0           0    0    0    8
11 Suleiman Braimoh 0-2 0-0             0-0 0      2    0      1        0     0    1    8       3 A.J. Abrams            4-6 1-3        1-2 0      4    10 2               0    0    0    24
12 Bryan Beasley         3-9 1-4        2-3 2      1    9      1        0     0    1    26      24 Justin Mason          4-10 2-6       4-6 6      1    14 4               3    0    3    34
20 Lucas Kuipers         4-10 1-3       0-0 5      4    9      0        0     0    1    24      1 Gary Johnson           6-10 0-1       0-0 8      0    12 0               0    1    2    30
33 Lawrence Ghoram 0-1 0-0              1-2 2      2    1      0        2     0    1    10      4 Dogus Balbay           2-2 0-0        0-0 2      4    4      4           0    1    3    23
    TOTALS               18-62 2-19 15-18 36 18 53 6                    9     1    8    200     21 Matt Hill             0-0 0-0        0-0 2      0    0      0           0    2    0    4
FG Percentage - 29.0w3FG Percentage - 10.5wFT Percentage - 83.3                                 50 Varez Ward            3-7 0-1        2-2 3      2    8      2           2    1    0    23
                                                                                                53 Clint Chapman         0-1 0-0        0-0 0      0    0      0           0    0    0    3
Officials: R-Tom O’Neill, U1-Mark Whitehead, U2-Doug Shows                                          TOTALS               27-55 5-16 18-24 38 17 77 15                      8    7    10   200
Attendance: 2043                                                                                FG Percentage - 49.1w3FG Percentage - 31.3wFT Percentage - 75.0
     Lamar                  31    30     -     61
     Rice Owls              23    30     -     53                                               Officials: R-Steve Welmer, U1-Rick Hartzel, U2-Patrick Adams
                                                                                                Attendance: 11,651
                                                                                                     Rice Owls             30     26      -      56
Game Notes                                                                                           Texas                 37     40      -      77
uConnor Frizzelle registered an early career scoring high, finishing with 18 points against
Lamar. Frizzelle was 4-for-12 from the field but knocked down 10-of-11 free throws.
uRice made just 18 field goals during the game, shooting just 29 percent from the field.
                                                                                                Game Notes
                                                                                                uLucas Kuipers scored a career-high 19 points, knocking down 4-of-6 three-pointers
Beyond the arc, Rice was 2-of-19. The Owls’ leading scorer through the first four games,
                                                                                                while going 7-of-11 from the field. Kuipers made all five of his first half field goal attempts,
Cory Pflieger, was held scoreless in the game. Pflieger was 0-for-6 from the field and failed
                                                                                                including four three-pointers. Texas held the rookie to 2-for-6 shooting in the second half
to convert any of his five three-point attempts.
                                                                                                and no three-point baskets.
uAleks Perka was recorded with his first career double-double. The senior scored 12
                                                                                                uRice outrebounded Texas 17-15 in the first half. The Owls’ eight offensive boards in the
points and gabbed a career-high 10 rebounds. Seven of Perka’s 10 rebounds were offen-
                                                                                                period led to 12, second chance points.
sive boards with four offensive caroms leading to second-chance points.
                                                                                                uCory Pflieger led Rice with a season-high eight rebounds, including three offensive
uThe Lamar game was the first of three straight at home against Southland Conference
                                                                                                boards which led to second-chance points.
opponents. The Cardinals captured the 2008 East Division title.
                                                                                                uThree-pointers by Lucas Kuipers gave Rice a lead twice midway through the first half.
uRice held returning SLC Newcomer of the Year Kenny Dawkins to 11 points as the senior
                                                                                                The Owls trailed 37-30 at the break but had an opportunity to go to intermission with
made 3-of-12 shots from the field. Jay Brown scored a career-high 22 points and had 18
                                                                                                the margin much less. After Rodney Foster cut the Longhorns’ lead to 34-30 with a three-
rebounds against the Owls.
                                                                                                pointer at the 2:31 mark, Texas turned the ball over three times in the final 2:30 but Rice
uLamar outrebounded Rice 48-36 and had 19 offensive rebounds which led to 18 second-            missed its final four shots of the half. Justin Mason’s three-pointer with six seconds left
half points.                                                                                    gave the Horns a seven-point lead at the end of the first half.
                                                                                                uThe Owls traveled to Austin for the first time since both Texas and Rice were members
                                                                                                of the Southwest Conference. Rice defeated UT 80-69 on Jan. 6, 1996 in its previous game
                                                                                                played in the Frank Erwin Center.

								
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