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Rice Defeats Southern Mississippi 72-57 - Recap
Rice earned a 72-57 victory over Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Robert Martin at Reed Green Coliseum.
Bettors who backed Rice were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +1.0 at sportsbooks.
Drew Peterson had 16 points for Rice and Trey Murphy III chipped in with 12 points. Drew Peterson had 4 assists for them, while Drew Peterson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Southern Mississippi got 22 points from LaDavius Draine in a losing cause and another 12 points from Tyler Stevenson. LaDavius Draine contributed 5 assists for them, while LaDavius Draine had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Rice were victorious, as the score was 32-23 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Southern Mississippi as they grabbed 37 boards, while Rice only had 32
Rice heads into a battle against UTEP. Southern Mississippi, meanwhile, will have their next action against Middle Tennessee.