|South Padre Invitational - Rice vs Northern Iowa Recap - Northern Iowa Wins 64-60|
|Northern Iowa grabbed a 64-60 win over Rice on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Deon Mitchell at South Padre Convention Center.|
Bettors who backed Northern Iowa were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2.5 at sportsbooks.
Northern Iowa got 14 points from Anthony James and another 10 points from Jake Koch. Anthony James contributed 2 assists, while Marvin Singleton cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Rice got an 18-point performance from Arsalan Kazemi, who was supported by 15 points from Tamir Jackson. Connor Frizzelle had 2 assists in a losing cause for Rice, while Arsalan Kazemi grabbed 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Northern Iowa were victorious, as the score was 34-24 at the break.
Northern Iowa had a 35-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.