Parrish, Murphy III lift Rice past North Texas 84-75


HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Parrish and Trey Murphy III scored 15 points apiece and Rice upset North Texas 84-75. DJ Draper, who had six 3-pointers in seven attempts, and Javion Hunt each scored 18 points for the Mean Green, whose eight-game win streak was snapped. The Owls, who entered the game with one Conference USA victory, was 9 of 16 on 3-pointers and shot 64% to take a 44-33 halftime lead. North Texas opened the second half red hot, making 11 of 17 shots, including 9 3-pointers, to take at 65-58 lead at the midpoint. However, in the last 8 1/2 minutes, Rice was 10 of 12 to regain control.

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