North Texas Mean Green (18-5, 9-3 C-USA) at Rice Owls (15-7, 6-5 C-USA)
Houston; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Rice hosts the North Texas Mean Green after Max Fiedler scored 23 points in Rice’s 80-72 loss to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
The Owls have gone 10-3 in home games. Rice ranks third in C-USA in rebounding averaging 34.4 rebounds. Fiedler leads the Owls with 8.3 boards.
The Mean Green are 9-3 against C-USA opponents. North Texas is 3-0 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Quincy Olivari is averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Owls. Travis Evee is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Rice.
Tylor Perry is shooting 46.6% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Mean Green, while averaging 17.5 points. Kai Huntsberry is averaging 11.7 points over the past 10 games for North Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Owls: 6-4, averaging 73.5 points, 32.6 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 6.0 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.0 points per game.
Mean Green: 8-2, averaging 62.9 points, 26.7 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.7 points.
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