|Rice vs Southern Methodist Final: 68-52 - Recap|
|Rice got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Arsalan Kazemi en route to a 68-52 victory over Southern Methodist on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.|
Rice won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as underdogs.
Rice got 14 points from Ahmad Ibrahim and another 10 points from Lucas Kuipers. Dylan Ennis contributed 6 assists, while Arsalan Kazemi cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Southern Methodist got 14 points from Robert Nyakundi in a losing cause and another 12 points from Jeremiah Samarrippas. Jeremiah Samarrippas contributed 3 assists for them, while Robert Nyakundi had 4 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Rice were victorious, as the score was 29-23 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Rice as they grabbed 36 boards, while Southern Methodist only had 22.