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Conference USA Tournament - Southern Mississippi Falls 61-52 to Rice - Recap

Rice got 16 points from Max Fiedler as they ran past Southern Mississippi 61-52 on Tuesday at Ford Center at The Star.

Bettors who backed Rice were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -4.0 at sportsbooks.

Rice got 12 points from Chris Mullins and another 12 points from Travis Evee. Quincy Olivari contributed 4 assists, while Max Fiedler cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Southern Mississippi got a 14-point performance from DeAndre Pinckney, who was supported by 12 points from Tyler Stevenson. Tae Hardy had 4 assists in a losing cause for Southern Mississippi, while Tae Hardy grabbed 6 rebounds.

Rice was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Rice won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-26.