Lu'Cye Patterson had 11 points and Isaiah Folkes scored eight for the 49ers (18-11, 9-9 Conference USA).
The Owls (17-12, 8-10) were led by Quincy Olivari, who recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds. Travis Evee added 12 points for Rice. In addition, Cameron Sheffield had 10 points and two steals.
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