MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Eli Lawrence's 16 points helped Middle Tennessee defeat Rice 81-46 on Tuesday night.

Lawrence shot 6 for 7, including 4 for 5 from beyond the arc for the Blue Raiders (2-1). Trevon Smith scored 14 points and added five rebounds. Camryn Weston was 5 of 8 shooting (2 for 3 from distance) to finish with 14 points.

Seryee Lewis led the Owls (1-2) in scoring, finishing with 14 points. Rice also got 11 points and two steals from Travis Evee. In addition, Alem Huseinovic finished with eight points.


Middle Tennessee's next game is Saturday against Missouri State on the road, while Rice hosts Georgia Southern on Friday.


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