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Te x a s Lo n g h o r n s a t Rice Ow l s

Sunday, November 29 l 3:00 pm CST l Tudor Fieldhouse (5,208) l Houston, Texas l CBS College Sports

Story Lines

u CBS College Sports will broadcast today’s game. Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Greg Anthony (analyst)

will call the action. Today’s game can also be heard locally on ESPN 97.5 in Houston as well as world wide

via RiceOwls.com. David Saltzman calls the action on today’s radio broadcast.

u The Owls play host to Texas on the Rice University campus for the first time since 1996 when both

schools were members of the Southwest Conference. Rice dropped a 79-64 decision on Autry Court after

posting an 80-69 victory over the Longhorns earlier in the season in Austin.

u Rice has played host to Texas in Houston proper twice since the 1996 on-campus meeting. The Longhorns

defeated Rice on Dec. 5, 2005 (85-58) and Dec. 8, 2007 (80-54) in a pair of games played in downtown

Houston at the Toyota Center.

u Rice junior center Trey Stanton is coming off a career-high, 23-point game in a 77-65 win over Furman

last Tuesday. Stanton also grabbed nine rebounds, had three assists and two steals in the victory.

u Stanton came into the Furman game having made just 4-of-18 field goal attempts before knocking

down 9-of-15 shots against the Paladins. Stanton raised his shooting percentage from .222 to .394.

u Freshman forward Arsalan Kazemi followed up his first career double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds

at Arizona) with a nine-rebound effort against Furman last week. Kazemi leads Rice with a 6.0 rebounding

averaging and is also averaging 7.2 points per game.

u Sophomore guard Connor Frizzelle leads Rice with a 12.0 scoring average.

u At 4-1, Rice is off to its best start since the 2004-05 squad won its first six games en route to a 19-12

record and an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.

Texas Longhorns

2009-10 Record l 4-0

Big 12 Record l na

Current Streak l Won

Last Game l N 24 - Texas 78, Pittsburgh 62

Next Game l D 3 - v. USC

Head Coach l Rick Barnes (Lenoir-Rhyne, ‘77)

Record at Texas l 261-105 (12 seasons)

Career Record l 476-239 (23 seasons)

Basketball Sports Info Contact l Scott McConnell

Office Number l 512.471.1345

Cell Number l 512.748.9313

Email Address l

Scott.McConnell@athletics.utexas.edu

Texas Internet l TexasSports.com

Rice Owls

2009-10 Record l 4-1

C-USA Record l na

Current Streak l Won 1

Last Game l N 24 - Rice 77, Furman 65

Next Game l D 2 - at Harvard

Head Coach l Ben Braun (Wisconsin, ‘75)

Record at Rice l 14-23 (2 seasons)

Career Record l 566-412 (32 seasons)

Basketball Sports Info Contact l Ron Mears

Office Number l 713.348.3929

Cell Number l 832.969.1310

Email Address l rmears@rice.edu

Press Row l 713.348.5638

Rice Internet l RiceOwls.com

2009-2010 Rice Basketball Roster

2009-10

Rice Schedule

Date Opponent Time

N 13 • Sacramento State W, 81-51

N 14 • South Alabama W, 71-69

N 15 • Houston Baptist W, 60-46

N 19 at Arizona L, 66-49

N 24 Furman W, 77-65

N 29 Texas 3:00 p.m.

D 2 at Harvard 8:00 p.m.

D 5 North Texas 2:00 p.m.

D 16 Santa Clara 7:00 p.m.

D 19 at LSU 1:00 p.m.

D 23 at Lamar 7:05 p.m.

D 29 McNeese State 7:00 p.m.

J 2 at TCU 7:00 p.m.

J 6 e Houston 8:00 p.m.

J 9 e at UCF 5:00 p.m.

J 13 e at Tulane

7:00 p.m.

J 16 e Memphis

7:00 p.m.

J 20 e SMU

7:00 p.m.

J 23 e at Tulsa

2:00 p.m.

J 30 e at East Carolina

7:00 p.m.

F 3 e Tulane 7:00 p.m.

F 6 e UAB 2:00 p.m.

F 13 e at Southern Miss 4:00 p.m.

F 17 e at SMU

7:00 p.m.

F 20 e East Carolina

2:00 p.m.

F 24 e Marshall

7:00 p.m.

F 27 e at UTEP

7:05 p.m.

M 3 e at Houston

7:00 p.m.

M 6 e UCF

2:00 p.m.

M 10-13 C-USA Tournament

• Denotes Rice Basketball Challenge.

e Denotes Conference USA games.

All Game Times are Local.

No Name Pos Ht Wt Cl-Exp Hometown PPG RPG Notes

1 Nate Schwarze G 5-11 175 So.-1L Chelsea, Mich. 0.0 0.5 Played in 22 games as a freshman

3 Tamir Jackson G 6-2 190 Fr.-HS Paterson, N.J. 10.4 3.8 Rookie has 12 steals through five games

4 Connor Frizzelle G 6-1 180 So.-1L DeSoto, Texas 12.0 1.6 Rice Basketball Challenge MVP

5 Emerson Herndon F 6-8 230 So.-1L Houston, Texas 2.4 2.0 Matched career high with 7 points vs. Sacramento State

11 Suleiman Braimoh F 6-8 225 Jr.-2L Manhattan, N.Y. 6.4 4.6 10 points, 7 rebounds in opener against Sac State

12 Bryan Beasley G 6-0 185 Jr.-2L Pflugerville, Texas 2.3 1.3 94 assists, 46 steals during career

13 Stuart Pirri F 6-8 190 Fr.-TR Metairie, La. -- -- Transfer who will be eligible at Fall semester’s end

14 Arsalan Kazemi F 6-7 205 Fr.-HS Esfahan, Iran 7.2 6.0 Double-double at Arizona followed by 9 boards v Furman

15 Trey Stanton C 6-10 230 Jr.-1L Friendswood, Texas 8.0 4.4 Career-high 23 points,season-best 9 rebounds v Furman

20 Lucas Kuipers F 6-8 225 So.-1L Rochester, Minn. 7.8 5.6 Career-high 19 points including 4 treys at Texas last year

21 Chris Eversley F 6-5 195 Fr.-HS Chicago, Ill. 0.0 1.0 Scored over 1,000 points at Walter Payton College Prep

22 A.J. Holland G 6-2 170 Fr.-HS Tuscaloosa, Ala. 3.0 0.4 Played season-high 22 minutes vs. Furman (5 PTS, 3 AST)

23 Egheosa Edomwonyi F 6-7 230 Fr.-HS Newark, N.J. 0.0 0.5 Averaged 8 points, 8 rebounds at The Hun School

33 Lawrence Ghoram G 6-5 195 Sr.-3L Zachary, La. 8.6 3.4 Scored 14 points (9-12 FT) in win over South Alabama


Rice Owls

2009-10 Record: 4-1, 0-0 C-USA

Head Coach: Ben Braun

Nate Schwarze

G l 5-11 l 175 l So. l Chelsea, Mich.

Tamir Jackson

G l 6-2 l 190 l Fr. l Paterson, N.J.

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Connor Frizzelle

G l 6-1 l 180 l So. l DeSoto, Texas

Emerson Herndon

F l 6-8 l 230 l So. l Houston, Texas

Suleiman Braimoh

F l 6-8 l 225 l Jr. l Manhattan, N.Y.

Bryan Beasley

G l 6-0 l 185 l Jr. l Pflugerville, Texas

Stuart Pirri

F l 6-8 l 190 l Fr. l Metairie, La.

Arsalan Kazemi

F l 6-7 l 205 l Fr. l Esfahan, Iran

Trey Stanton

C l 6-10 l 230 l Jr. l Friendswood, Texas

Lucas Kuipers

F l 6-8 l 225 l So. l Rochester, Minn.

Chris Eversley

F l 6-5 l 195 l Fr. l Chicago, Ill.

A.J. Holland

G l 6-2 l 170 l Fr. l Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Egheosa Edomwonyi

F l 6-7 l 230 l Fr. l Newark, N.J.

Lawrence Ghoram

G l 6-5 l 195 l Sr. l Zachary, La.

Played in two games of the Rice Basketball Challenge ... did not score any points but had a steal

in both games as well as an assist vs. Sacramento State.

09-10 Highs - Points: 0 l Reb: 1 v Sac St (N 13) l Assists: 1 v Sac St (N 13)

Second on the team, averaging 10.4 points per game ... has 13 assists & 12 steals but has turned

the ball over 19 times ... rookie has started all five games averaging a team-leading 33.6 minutes

per contest ... 10 points, four assists last week vs. Furman.

09-10 Highs - Points: 18 v South Ala (N 14) l Reb: 6 v HBU (N 15) l Assists: 5 v Sac St (N 13)

Named the Rice Basketball Challenge’s MVP ... currently averaging 12 points, 2.4 assists ... started

the season 10-of-14 free three-point range but has made 2 treys in last 8 attempts ... still

12-for-22 (.545) from behind the arc ... 9 points, 2 assists vs. Furman last week.

09-10 Highs - Points: 18 v Sac St (N 13) l Reb: 3 v South Ala (N 14) l Assists: 4 v HBU (N 15)

In nine minutes off the bench against Sacramento State was 2-for-2 from the field and knocked

down 3-of-4 free throws ... also had a block and steal in season debut ... four rebounds in win

over Houston Baptist.

09-10 Highs - Points: 7 v Sac St (N 13) l Reb: 4 v HBU (N 15) l Blacks: 1 v Sac St (N 13)

4-for-6 from the field, finishing with 8 points and had 3 blocks and a pair of steals against Furman

last week ... in season opener was 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 10 points, 7

rebounds against Sacramento State ... averaging 6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds this season.

09-10 Highs - Points: 10 v Sac St (N 13), HBU (N 15) l Reb: 7 v Sac St, v Furman (N 24)

Knocked down lone shot against Furman last week, finishing with 3 points and a steal against

the Paladins ... played in two of three games of the Rice Basketball Challenge .. scored four

points vs. Sacramento State ... averaging 2.3 points, 1.3 rebounds.

09-10 Highs - Points: 4 v Sac St (N 13) l Reb: 3 v HBU (N 15)

Was a 2008-09 season mid-year transfer from Southeast Missouri State where he did not see

any action ... will be eligible at the end of Rice University’s Fall semester ... led the state of Louisiana

in three-point field goals his senior year at Christian Life Academy (139).

Registered first career double-double in loss at Arizona ... scored 13 points, had 10 rebounds ...

followed up with 5 points, 9 boards, 2 blocks vs. Furman ... past summer captained the Iranian

Under-19 FIBA World Championship Team where he averaged 16.6 ppg, 12.2 rpg.

09-10 Highs - Points: 13 at Arizona (N 19) l Reb: 10 at Airzona (N 19) l Steals: 2 v Sac St

After shooting struggles early (4-for-18 FGs in first 4 games), scored 23 points (9-of-15 FGs)

and had a season-high 9 rebounds in win over Furman ... now averaging 8.0 points and 4.4

rebounds ... started 27 games last year as a junior when he averaged 8.3 points.

09-10 Highs - Points: 23 v Furman (N 24) l Reb: 9 v Furman l Assists: 3 v Furman

Averaging 7.8 points, 5.6 rebounds ... has taken more 3-point FG attempts than any other Rice

player (7-for-23) ... averaged 8.3 points, 6.3 rebounds during the Rice Basketball Challenge ...

3-for-5 from three-point range in two-point win over South Alabama.

09-10 Highs - Points: 12 v Sac St (N 13) l Reb: 8 v Sac St, UA (N19) l Blocks: 1 v HBU (N 15)

Has played in 2 of 4 games ... 2 rebounds vs. Sacramento State ... first male student from Walter

Payton College Prep to sign a national letter-of-intent with a Division I basketball program ...

one of only two players in school history to score 1,000 career points.

09-10 Highs - Points: 0 l Reb: 2 v Sac St (N 13) l Steals: 1 v Sac St (N 13)

Saw most extensive playing time against Furman (22 minutes) and had 5 points, 3 assists, 2

steals against the Paladins ... in first career game scored 5 points and had 4 assists in win over

Sacramento State ... averaging 3.0 points.

09-10 Highs - Points: 5 v Sac St (N 13), v HBU (N 15), v Furman (N 24) l Assists: 4 v Sac St

5 minutes of combined playing time off the bench opening week ... averaged eight points, eight

rebounds and three blocks as a senior at The Hun School of Princeton ... shot 67 percent from

the field ... helped lead team to Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship.

09-10 Highs - Points: 0 l Reb: 1 v HBU (N 15)

9 points, 3 assists in win over Furman ... scored 14 points, going 9-for-12 from the free throw

line against South Alabama ... made 3-of-4 final minute free throws in final minute to ice 71-69

victory ... also had 3 assists, 2 steals in win ... averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists.

09-10 Highs - Points: 14 v USA (N 14) l Reb: 7 v USA l Assists: 3 v South Ala, Furman (N 24)

2 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


Rice (4-1)

Statistic Rice Opp

Scoring Average 67.6 59.4

Scoring Margin +8.2

Field Goal Percentage .404 .380

3-Point FG Percentage .333 .290

3-Pointers Per Game 5.8 5.4

Free Throw Percentage .764 .697

Rebound Average 37.6 36.0

Rebounding Margin +1.6

Assists Per Game 12.2 11.4

Turnovers Per Game 14.0 16.4

Turnover Margin +2.4

Steals Per Game 8.4 7.2

Blocks Per Game 3.6 3.2

Noting the Texas Series

u Texas holds a 130-59 lead in its series with Rice

and has won the last four meetings as well as 11 of

the last 12.

u Rice last beat Texas in Houston on Jan. 30, 1993,

101-83.

u Rice is 38-57 in Texas’ series games played in

Houston.

u Texas has been ranked No. 6 or higher each of

the last three times the Longhorns have played the

Owls. Rice is 2-7 in series games when Texas was nationally

ranked.

u The last time Rice defeated a nationally-ranked

Texas team was Feb. 1, 1982 when the Owls posted

an 80-49 win over a then, No. 5 ranked Texas squad.

Bobby Tudor, for whom Rice’s home venue is now

named, scored 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting while

teammate Ricky Pierce poured in 32 points.

Scouting the Longhorns

u Texas is off to a 4-0 start, having won the

O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic. The championship

round was played last week in Kansas City, Mo., with

the Longhorns defeating Iowa 85-60 and Pittsburgh

78-62 on consecutive nights.

u Texas senior swingman Damion James is averaging

17.3 points and 10.8 rebounds to lead the

Longhorns.

u Senior center Dexter Pittman, who hails from

nearby Rosenberg, is averaging 13.8 points and 5.5

rebounds.

u The Longhorns are shooting 54.6 percent from

the field this season. Pittman has connected on 24-

of-30 shots (80 percent).

u Texas is outscoring opponents by an average

of 30 points, outrebounding them by better than

10 boards and averaging 7.5 blocks per contest. The

only statistics the Longhorns are on the minus side

through four games is turnover margin. Texas is turning

the ball over an average of 15.3 times per game.

u Dogus Balbay has a team-leading 20 assists

through four games. Balbay is averaging 21 minutes

a contest playing off the bench.

Against Nationally Ranked Opponents

u Rice has lost its last 18 games against nationally-ranked

opponents. The Owls’ last win over a

nationally-ranked team was a 76-69 victory over No.

24 TCU at Tudor Fieldhouse.

u At No. 3, Texas is the highest-ranked opponent

to play Rice on campus since the Owls played host to

then, No. 1 Connecticut Dec. 19, 2004. The Huskies

won that game 92-83.

Texas (4-0)

Statistic Texas Opp

Scoring Average 81.2 51.2

Scoring Margin +30.0

Field Goal Percentage .546 .310

3-Point FG Percentage .373 232

3-Pointers Per Game 6.3 4.8

Free Throw Percentage .620 .567

Rebound Average 42.2 32.0

Rebounding Margin +10.3

Assists Per Game 16.3 10.0

Turnovers Per Game 15.3 14.3

Turnover Margin -1.0

Steals Per Game 7.8 6.5

Blocks Per Game 7.5 1.5

u Memphis was ranked No. 2 on Jan. 16, 2008

when Rice played host to the Tigers in Reliant Arena.

The Owls were displaced during the 2007-08 season

while Tudor Fieldhouse was renovated.

Scoring Off the Bench

u The Owls’ leading scorer in each of its past two

games has played off the bench.

u Last week against Furman, Trey Stanton was

9-for-15 from the field and scored a career-high 23

points. Stanton also had a season-high nine rebounds,

three assists and two steals.

u Stanton entered the game Furman game shooting

just 22 percent from the field (4-of-18). He had

scored a total of 17 points through the Owls’ first four

games this season.

u Stanton is now averaging 8.0 points and 4.4

rebounds. With his performance against Furman, he

raised his shooting percentage to 39.4 percent.

u A game earlier, Arsalan Kazemi played off the

bench and posted his first career, double-double. The

freshman scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds

in the Owls’ loss at Arizona.

u For the year, Kazemi is averaging 7.2 points and

a team-leading 6.0 rebounds. He has converted 54.5

percent of his field goal attempts and is 12-of-16 at

the line (.750).

Starting Five

u Rice has utilized the same starting five in each

of its first five games – guards Tamir Jackson, Connor

Frizzelle and Lawrence “Cliff” Ghoram along with forwards

Suleiman Braimoh and Lucas Kuipers.

u With their performances in the past two games,

Kazemi (Arizona) and Stanton (Furman) started the

second half instead of Braimoh.

u Braimoh had an admirable effort against Furman,

finishing with eight points, seven rebounds,

three blocks and two steals. For the year, the junior is

averaging 6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Jackson’s Start

u Rice freshman Tamir Jackson has started the

first five games of his career and is averaging 10.4

points along with a team-leading 2.6 assists and 2.4

steals a contest.

u Jackson is shooting 32 percent from the field

and has made just 1 of 16 three-point attempts thus

far. The Paterson, N.J., native has got to the free

throw line a team-leading 21 times and is shooting 81

percent from the line.

Rice University Information

Location l Houston, Texas 77251

Founded l 1891

Enrollment l 5,339

Nickname l Owls

Mascot l Sammy the Owl

Colors l Blue (pms 281) and Gray (pms 428)

Conference l Conference USA

Arena l Tudor Fieldhouse (5,208)

President l David W. Leebron (Harvard, ‘76)

Interim AD l David Sayler (Ohio Wesleyan, ‘91)

Athletics Phone Number l 713.348.6920

Ticket Office Number l 713.522.OWLS

Mailing Address l P.O. Box 1892, MS 548

Houston, TX 77251-1892

Physical Address l Tudor Fieldhouse

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005

Basketball Staff

Head Coach l Ben Braun (Wisconsin, ‘75)

Record at Rice l 14-23 (2 seasons)

Career Record l 566-412 (32 seasons)

Associate Head Coach l Louis Reynaud

(San Francisco State, ‘89)

Assistant Coach l Kevin Mouton (San Francisco, ‘89)

Assistant Coach l Mike Roberts (Indiana, ‘05)

Director of Basketball Operations l Marco Morcos

(Rutgers, ‘05)

Video Coordinator l Mark Vick (Central Michigan, ‘99)

Basketball Strength & Conditioning l

Scott McLafferty (Louisiana Tech, ‘07)

Basketball Athletic Trainer l Dean Miller

(California State, Sacramento, ‘76)

Events Coordinator l Barbara Gill

Basketball Office Number l 713.348.4075

Basketball Fax Number l 713.348.5695

Team Information

2008-09 Record l 10-22

C-USA Record/Finish l 10-22 (1 season)

Career Record l 4-12/T-10 th

Starters Returning/Lost l 4/1

Lettermen Returning/Lost l 9/5

Newcomers l 6

All-Time Record l 999-1240 (96 seasons)

Rice Media Relations

Assistant AD for Sports Information l Chuck Pool

Office Number l 713.348.5775

Cell Number l 832.244.6476

Email Address l cpool@rice.edu

Basketball Contact l Ron Mears

Office Number l 713.348.3929

Cell Number l 832.969.1310

Email Address l rmears@rice.edu

SID Fax Number l 713.348.6019

Press Row l 713.348.5638

Rice Internet l RiceOwls.com

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2009-10 Conference USA Standings

C-USA Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct.

Tulsa 0 0 .000 5 0 1.000

Southern Miss 0 0 .000 4 0 1.000

UTEP 0 0 .000 4 0 1.000

UAB 0 0 .000 5 1 .833

Rice 0 0 .000 4 1 .800

UCF 0 0 .000 4 1 .800

Marshall 0 0 .000 3 1 .750

Memphis 0 0 .000 3 1 .750

Houston 0 0 .000 2 1 .667

SMU 0 0 .000 2 2 .500

East Carolina 0 0 .000 2 4 .333

Tulane 0 0 .000 1 3 .250

Upcoming Conference USA Schedule

Friday, November 27

1

Houston vs. San Diego 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 28

George Mason at Tulane

2:00 p.m.

East Carolina at UNC-Greensboro 3:00 p.m.

Albany at UCF

4:00 p.m.

2

Marshall vs. Ohio 6:30 p.m.

Spring Hills at Southern Miss 7:00 p.m.

Tulsa at Missouri State

7:00 p.m.

Florida A&M at UAB

7:30 p.m.

1

Houston vs. TBD 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 29

Texas at Rice

Monday, November 30

Alabama State at Tulane

Oakland at Memphis

Conference USA Results

Thursday, November 26

1

Houston 100, Oklahoma 93

Wednesday, November 25

Marshall 87, Lamar 74

UTEP 81, North Carolina A&T 66

Tuesday, November 24

Memphis 81, Central Arkansas 49

Rice 77, Furman 65

Southern Miss 77, William Carey 57

Tulsa 79, Loyola Marymount 65

UAB 77, Troy 59

Monday, November 23

East Carolina 82, South Dakota State 73

SMU 69, Huston-Tillotson 65

Sunday, November 22

UCF 59, Drake 50

LaSalle 61, Tulane 49

Saturday, November 21

Tulsa 84, South Alabama 62

UAB 72, Georgia 56

Old Dominion 70, Marshall 62

SMU 79, Florida Gulf Coast 62

Southern Miss 66, Montana State 62

UTEP 82, Arkansas State 56

Nevada 112, Houston 99

Niagara 63, UCF 46

Northern Iowa 74, East Carolina 68

3:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

1

Great Alaska Shootout, Anchorage, Ak.

2

Global Sports Invitatonal, Charleston, W.Va.

u While Jackson leads the teams in both assists

(13 total) and steals (12), the rookie also leads the

squad with 19 turnovers.

Rookies’ Minutes

u Jackson played 36 minutes in the Owls’ win

over Furman. Earlier this month he played a seasonhigh

38 minutes in the Owls’ 71-69 win over South

Alabama.

u Freshman point guard A.J. Holland came off

the bench to play a season-high 22 minutes against

Furman. Holland scored five points, had three assists

and two steals while playing turnover free against the

Paladins.

u Holland’s performance came with his father,

James Holland, seeing his son play collegiately for the

first time. The senior Holland was a member of the

Harlem Globetrotters and as a collegiate coach has

been on the staffs at South Carolina, Georgia, UTEP

and Alabama, among others.

Shooting Struggles in the Desert

u Rice shot just 28.6 percent from the field on the

road at Arizona 10 days ago. The Owls’ starting five

were a combined 12-of-50 (24 percent).

u The Owls began the game by missing their first

seven shots and converted on just 6-of-31 attempts in

the opening half (19.4 percent).

u Despite its struggles, Rice came back from an

18-point, first-half deficit to cut Arizona’s lead to as

few as six points with less than 13 minutes to play.

u Rice outrebounded the Wildcats 41-39 and

matched a season high with five blocks in the game.

Shooting Clip Against Furman

u Rice rebounded from the Arizona game to

shoot a season-best 52.7 percent from the field last

week against Furman.

u The Owls made six of their first seven shots and

went on to shoot 52.7 percent (15-of-26) from the

field in the opening half.

u Rice had 11 assists on 15 first-half shots.

Performance Off the Bench

u Rice freshman forward Arsalan Kazemi came

off the bench to register his first career double-double.

Kazemi scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds

against Arizona. He also had a pair of blocks and an

assist.

u For the year, Kazemi is averaging 7.8 points and

5.3 rebounds. He has converted 50 percent of his

field goal attempts (.500) and is 11-of-14 at the line

(.786).

Knocking ‘Em Down

u Rice is shooting 76.4 percent from the free

throw line. The Owls have eight players shooting 70

percent or better this season.

u The Owls’ starting five has combined to convert

on 46 of 57 free throw attempts through four games

(80.7 percent).

u Freshman guard Tamir Jackson is 17-of-21 from

the free throw line (81 percent). Behind Jackson,

Lawrence Ghoram has gone to the line more times

than any other Owl. He is 15-of-20 from the line.

u Off the bench, Trey Stanton is 12-for-14 from

the line (85.7 percent) while Arsalan Kazemi has converted

on 12-of-16 attempts (75 percent).

More from the Charity Stripe

u Connor Frizzelle, who is 4-for-4 at the line this

season, and departed senior Rodney Foster led Conference

USA in free throw shooting percentage most

of the 2008-09 season.

u Frizzelle would edge out Foster at year’s end to

finish first in the C-USA statistical category. Frizzelle

made 86.6 percent of his free throw attempts (71-of-

82). Foster finished the season ranked second in the

league with an 84.6 percentage (88-of-104).

u Frizzelle’s .866 ranks fourth all-time at Rice

NCAA Rules Channges for 2010 & 2011

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rules Committees reviewed more than 46 rules change proposals.

The most significant rule change approved by the men’s committee was to address contact around and under

the basket. Below are a list of major changes for NCAA basketball.

u Contact Dead Ball Technical Foul. Rule 4-23.3.f. A contact dead ball technical foul occurs when the ball

is dead and involves contact that is unnecessary, unacceptable and excessive.

u Secondary Defender Under Basket. 4-35.7. A secondary defender may not establish initial legal guarding

position under the basket when playing a player who is in control of the ball (i.e., dribbling or shooting)

or who has released the ball for a pass or try for goal. A secondary defender is a teammate who has helped a

primary defender who has been beaten by an opponent because he failed to establish or maintain a guarding

position.

“Under the basket” is defined as from the front and side of the ring to the front of the backboard. A

player is considered under the basket when any part of either foot is in this area. (Note: An approved ruling

will indicate that a player straddling this area is considered to be under the basket.)

In establishing position in any outnumbering fast break situation, a player may not establish initial legal

guarding position under the basket since there is no primary defender. When illegal contact occurs, such

contact shall be called a blocking foul, unless the contact is intentional or flagrant.

u Live Ball and Dead Ball. 6-2.3. After an initial jump ball or a jump ball for the start of an extra period(s)

when possession is not gained by either team which would establish the alternating possession procedure,

a jump ball shall take place between any two players.

u Injured Free Throw Shooter. 8-2.3. When a player is injured and is unable to attempt his free throw

attempt(s), the coach from the opposing team shall select one of the four remaining players on the playing

court to attempt the free throw(s). When the foul is intentional or flagrant and the injured player is unable to

attempt the free throw(s), the injured player’s coach shall select any player or team member to attempt the

free throw attempt(s).

4 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


while Foster’s .846 tied for the ninth-best season

mark in school history.

u Greg Williams, Rice alum and the Owls’ women’s

basketball coach, holds the record for the best

season free throw percentage at Rice, making 72-of-

89 attempts (.889) during the 1966-67 season.

Rice’s Top 10 Season Free Throw Percentages

1. .889 (72-81) Greg Williams, 1967

2. .880 (66-75) Anthony DeCello, 1980

3. .871 (74-85) Perry Gaudet, 1973

4. .866 (71-82) Connor Frizzelle, 2009

5. .863 (113-131) Greg Williams, 1968

6. .855 (53-62) Dan McGuire, 1972

7. .854 (70-82) Tom Myer, 1971

8. .851 (80-94) Jason McKrieth, 2003

9. .846 (88-104) Rodney Foster, 2009

.846 (241-285) Morris Almond, 2007

.846 (104-123) Elbert Darden, 1979

Trey-Riffic

u Rice picked up where it left off last season,

converting on 23-of-56 (.411) three-point field goal

attempts during the Rice Basketball Challenge. The

Owls averaged 7.7 treys over the first three games.

u The Owls’ overall perimeter shooting numbers

slid slightly after the last two games. After making 23

treys through the first two games, Rice was a combined

6-of-31 from behind the arc over the course of

the Arizona and Furman games.

u Rice was just 2-for-18 (.111) from three-point

range against Arizona. The owls made 3-of-6 threepointers

in the first half of the Furman game and

were 4-for-13 for the contest.

u Through five games, Rice has had seven different

players make a three-point field goal.

u Sophomore guard Connor Frizzelle is 12-of-22

(.545) from beyond the arc to lead the team.

u Sophomore forward Lucas Kuipers is second on

the team in three-pointers made, having connected

on 7-of-23 attempts (.304).

Beyond an Extended Arc

u Despite the NCAA rule change which extended

the three-point shooting arc to 20-feet, 9-inches last

season, Rice established new game and season records

for three-point field goals made last season.

Rice made 16 treys en route to a win over Southern

Miss in early February. During the season, the Owls

made 218 three-point baskets. The 2008-09 team’s

.382 three-point shooting percentage (218-570)

ranks third all-time in Rice history.

u While departed senior Rodney Foster made a

team-high 70-of-159 three-point attempts and Cory

Pflieger nailed 54-of-149 attempts (.362), Rice returns

a major threat in Frizzelle who was 38-of-113

attempts (.336).

Rice Top 10 Three-Point FG Seasons

1. 218 2009 Season

2. 212 1999 Season

3. 203 2007 Season

4. 184 1988 Season

5. 182 2003 Season

6. 179 1989 Season

7. 171 2004 Season

8. 168 1992 Season

9. 157 1998 Season

10. 153 2002 Season

Wrapping up the Rice Basketball Challenge

u Sweeping three games the opening weekend of

the season gave the Owls only their fifth tournament

championship in which multiple games were played.

u Rice’s Connor Frizzelle was named the tournament’s

Most Valuable Player. Tamir Jackson led

the all-tournament team which included South Alabama’s

Tim Williams and Martino Brock along with

Sacramento State’s John Dickson and Houston Baptist’s

Mario Flaherty.

u Frizzelle averaged 14.7 points per game over

the tournament. He made 10-of-14 three-point attempts

over the course of the three games.

u Jackson averaged 10.3 points during the threegame

tournament.

The First 72

u Rice opened with three games in as many days

for only the third time in school history. Each time the

Owls swept all three games.

u Rice opened with three games in as many days

at home for the first time, defeating Sacramento State

(81-51), South Alabama (71-69) and Houston Baptist

(60-46).

u Rice opened the 2003-04 season with three

straight wins at the BP Top of the World Classic played

in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 21-23. The Owls posted a

66-49 win over Washington State in the championship

game en route to a 22-11 season.

u The 1934-35 squad also opened its season with

games on three straight days (two at home against

Texas A&M-Kingsville followed by a road game at

Sam Houston State). That Rice team won its first nine

contests en route to a 20-3 record and a Southwest

Conference Championship.

Pflieger Sidelined for the Season

u Rice University senior guard Cory Pflieger has

undergone surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament

(ACL) and will miss the 2009-10 season.

u Pflieger, who received a medical red-shirt for

the 2007-08 season, will have the option to appeal

to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. The Dickson,

Tenn., native played in all 32 games as a junior, starting

18. He averaged 8.2 points and 3.5 rebounds during

the season. He also had 69 assists and 20 steals.

u Pflieger’s loss leaves Lawrence “Cliff” Ghoram

as the lone senior playing this season.

Scholar Athletes

u Rice is one of only two Conference USA teams

to have a player named to the league’s all-academic

team each of the past three seasons. Departed senior

Aleks Perka was named to the All-Academic team at

the conclusion of the 2008-09 season.

u Perka went on to become one of four Rice

student-athletes named a C-USA Scholar Athlete of

the Year. The awards are annually presented to the

top student-athlete in each conference-sponsored

sport. The awards are based on academic achievement

(GPA), athletic achievement and service. As a

senior, Perka more than doubled his previous career

scoring and rebounding averages, finishing the year

averaging 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The

sports management major carried a 3.09 grade point

average Rice.

u Dating back to his 12 seasons as the head coach

at the University of California, Rice head coach Ben

Braun has now had 16 student-athletes named to

conference all-academic teams.

u Following the 2008-09 season, Rice basketball

had six members of the team named to the Conference

USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, more than any

Media Information

Rice Radio

In its third season as the home of Rice Owls football

and men’s basketball is ESPN 97.5, Houston’s

only FM Sports Station. ESPN 97.5 is a 100,000 watt

full-power FM station that is also home to local

sports programming as well as nationally-syndicated

ESPN radio personalities.

David Saltzman is in his third season as the playby-play

voice of Rice basketball.

Ben Braun Radio Show

Beginning in January, The Ben Braun Radio Show

can again be heard on ESPN 97.5. Each week, Braun

and Rice play-by-play announcer David Saltzman

will look back on the previous week’s games as well

as preview whats ahead for the Owls during the

30-minute show.

RiceOwls.com

From video and game audio to live statistics to

game recaps, RiceOwls.com offers unparalled coverage

of the Rice University athletic department world

wide. The official site of Rice athletics offers indepth

information on student-athletes and coaches.

Conference USA Teleconferences

Conference USA will have several teleconferences

featuring the league’s coaches beginning the week

prior to Conference USA.

Contact Conference USA’s media relations staff or

Ron Mears in the Rice University sports information

office for additional details including call-in numbers.

RiceOwls.com l 5


Ben Braun

Head Coach l

Sienna Heights

Year Overall Pct.

1977-78 8-21 .276

1978-79 24-6 .800

1979-80 21-11 .656

1981-82 19-13 .594

1982-83 21-12 .637

1983-84 15-14 .517

1984-85 18-15 .545

Totals 148-103 .590

Eastern Michigan

Year Overall Pct. MAC Pct.

1985-86 5-10 .333 4-10/T-9th .286

1986-87 14-15 .483 8-8/4th .500

1987-88 22-8 .733 14-2/1st .875

1988-89 17-12 .586 8-8/4th .500

1989-90 19-13 .594 8-8/5th .500

1990-91 26-7 .788 13-3/1st .813

1991-92 9-22 .290 4-12/8th .250

1992-93 13-17 .433 8-10/6th .444

1993-94 15-12 .556 10-8/T-5th .556

1994-95 20-10 .667 12-6/3rd .667

1995-96 25-6 .806 14-4/1st .778

Totals 185-132 .583 103-79 .566

California

Year Overall Pct. Pac-10 Pct.

1996-97 23-9 .719 12-6/T-2nd .667

1997-98 12-15 .444 8-10/T-5th .444

1998-99 22-11 .667 8-10/T-5th .444

1999-00 18-15 .545 7-11/7th .389

2000-01 20-11 .645 11-7/T-4th .611

2001-02 23-9 .719 12-6/T-2nd .667

2002-03 22-9 .710 13-5/3rd .722

2003-04 13-15 .464 9-9/T-4th .500

2004-05 13-16 .448 6-12/T-8th .333

2005-06 20-11 .645 12-6/3rd .667

2006-07 16-17 .485 6-12/8th .333

2007-08 17-16 .515 6-12/9th .333

Totals 219-154 .587 110-106 .509

Rice

Year Overall Pct. C-USA Pct.

2008-09 10-22 .313 4-12/T-10th .333

2009-10 4-1 .800

Totals 14-23 .378 4-12 .333

All-Time Record

Seasons Overall Pct. Conference Pct.

32 566-412 .579 217-197 .524

other basketball program in the league.

Noting Rice Head Coach Ben Braun

u Inaugural Rice team tripled its total victories, won on the road for the first time in two seasons and

notched a victory over a higher-seeded team at the Conference USA Tournament.

u Has had 16 student-athletes named to conference all-academic teams over his past 13 seasons as a

coach.

u Has coached 17 players who have been NBA Draft picks or gone on to play in the NBA.

u ESPN.com and Rivals.com recognized Rice’s 2009 recruiting class as one of the Top 10 among midmajor

universities.

u One of seven, active Division I head coaches who currently has five or more former assistants serving

as head coaches at other Division I institutions. Head coaches who were apart of Braun staffs include Keith

Dambrot (Akron), Billy Kennedy (Murray State), George Nessman (San Jose State), Joe Pasternack (New Orleans),

Charles E. Ramsey (Eastern Michigan) & Gary Waters (Cleveland State).

u 562 career victories to begin the season ranked 11 th among Active Division I coaches.

u Fifth-youngest coach in NCAA history to reach 500 wins.

u Has posted 14, 20-win seasons during his career.

u Finalist for the 2003 Naismith National Coach of the Year award.

u A four-time conference coach of the year at the Division I level.

u Has led 16 teams to postseason appearances, including two NCAA Sweet 16s as well as an NIT title.

Rice 2010 Signing Class

u Rice University basketball coach Ben Braun

announced the signing of three players during the

early signing period – point guard Trevan Abraham,

forward David Chadwick and two-guard James Reynolds.

u Abraham (5-8, 161) helped lead Sacramento,

Calif., Charter High School to a 27-6 record last season.

The Dragons were both league and sectional

champions, advancing to the finals of the California

Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal championship.

u Abraham averaged 14 points and three assists.

u Chadwick (6-9, 215) originally signed with

Washington State University but was granted a release

in the spring and is currently attending Hargrove

Military Academy in Virginia.

u As a senior at Charlotte Latin School a year ago,

Chadwick averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and four

blocks while shooting 54 percent from the field. As a

senior he was named to the North Carolina Independent

School Athletic Association All-State Team.

u Reynolds (6-5, 180) was a member of Whitney

M. Young Magnet High School’s Class 4A Illinois State

Championship team last spring.

Living on Tulsa Time

u For the first time since Rice as well SMU, Tulsa,

UCF and UTEP joined the league, Conference USA’s

Championship moves to a new venue.

u The BOK Center, the city of Tulsa’s new downtown

arena will be the host of the 2010 Conference

USA Basketball Championship. The 19,199-seat arena

opened in September, 2008. Tulsa played host to

Oklahoma in the building’s first basketball game on

Dec. 7, 2008.

u In addition to the men’s basketball tournament

being played at the BOK Center March 10-13, the University

of Tulsa will host the C-USA Women’s Championship

at the on-campus Donald W. Reynolds Center

March 8-12.

u The FedEx Forum in Memphis has served as the

site of the last five C-USA Championships.

Tudor Fieldhouse – Year 2

u With a move into renovated Tudor Fieldhouse,

Rice University’s basketball program saw a significant

improvement in attendance numbers during

the 2008-09 season. Rice’s attendance gains ranked

among the Top 20 among NCAA Division I institutions

when it came to largest average attendance increase

from the previous year.

u In its first season in Tudor Fieldhouse, Rice saw

a 45 percent increase in attendance from the 2007-08

season when the Owls played their home games at

three Houston-area venues.

u The Owls are 4-0 in Tudor Fieldhouse this season

which is the best home start since the 2004-05

season. Rice won its first eight games at home that

season. This year marks the first time in program history

the Owls will have played five home games during

the month of November.

u Prior to the season aesthetic additions to the

arena have included the addition of banners recognizing

conference championship and playoff teams

as well as honored jerseys. Banners also hang in the

rafters for Rice University’s 11 Rhodes Scholars, three

Nobel laureates and one Pulitzer Prize winner.

String Music

u Rarely do you see a string section in a basketball

pep band. But it is the norm when the Rice Owls

are at home in Tudor Fieldhouse.

u Following football season, the Marching Owl

Band (MOB) morphs into the Basketball Owl Band

– The BOB – where violins, violas and cellos compliment

the standard instrument fare of trombones and

trumpets.

The NCAA Tournament

u Rice University along with the University of

Houston will co-host the NCAA 2010 South Regional.

Regional semifinals are slated for Friday, March 26 th

with the championship played Sunday, March 28 th at

Reliant Stadium. The winner of the South Regional

will advance to the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis.

u Rice and Houston will co-host the NCAA Final

Four in both 2011 and 2016.

6 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


12 Bryan Beasley

Career Highs

13 Points

12.4.08 v UTSA

12.6.08 v Texas State

5 FG Made

12.4.08 v UTSA

12.6.08 v Texas State

9 FG Attempts

3.12.08 v USM

11.25.08 v Lamar

3 3-FG Made

12.04.08 v UTSA

5 FT Made

12.5.07 at Texas State

10 FT Attempts

12.5.07 at Texas State

6 Rebounds

12.5.07 at Texas State

12.31.07 at Texas A&M

4 Assists

7 Times in Career

Last: 3.12.09 v Tulsa

4 Steals

12.22.08 v Oklahoma

1 Blocked Shot

4 Times in Career

Last: 12.6.08 v Texas St.

37 Minutes Played

3.08.08 v SMU

3.12.08 v USM

Guard 6-0 185 Junior 2L Pflugerville, Texas Pflugerville HS

2009-10

The Owl most familiar with the University of Texas program ... native

of Austin suburb of Pflugerville, Texas ... played seven minutes

off the bench in 77-65 win over Furman, going 1-for-1 from the field

and 1-for-2 at the line ... in addition to three points, had one steal in

seven minutes of play ... for the year is averaging 2.3 points and 1.3

rebounds.

2008-09

Averaged 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds as a sophomore ... also had 41

assists and 18 steals during the year ... shot 37 percent from the field

and knocked down 39 percent of his three-point attempts (13-of-33)

... scored seven points in nine minutes off the bench against Portland

State in the season opener ... was 2-for-2 from the field, knocking down

his lone three-point attempt ... also made two free throw attempts

... against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational, came off

the bench to knock down a pair of big three-pointers ... also had four

rebounds and four assists against the Mustangs ... had a nine-point,

two rebound effort against North Florida at the tournament ... had an

assist, a steal and a block in 17 minutes of action against UNF ... also

scored nine points against Lamar ... Pflugerville native returned to

Central Texas and saw 19 minutes of action against Texas ... did not attempt

a shot from the field but made two free throws, had two assists

and one rebound ... matched a career high, scoring 13 points against

Texas State ... also had five rebounds and four steals in his first start

of the season at point guard ... two days earlier also scored 13 points,

going 5-for-6 from the field against UTSA ... played a season-high 32

minutes against both UTSA and Texas State ... had three assists and no

turnovers in 26 minutes of play in a win over UALR ... was 1-for-6 from

the field but made 3-of-4 free throws in finishing with five points ...

played 11 minutes, dishing out two assists and turning the ball over

once in a road win at UCF ... scored two points on 1-for-2 shooting.

2007-08

Transferred to Rice from Texas A&M and was granted eligibility prior

to the season (was a red-shirted freshman in lone year at Texas A&M)

... played in all 30 games for the Owls, starting 20 ... for the year, averaged

3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds ... 53 assists (1.8 pg) was second on

the squad ... wrapped up his first season with the Owls by averaging

better than 35 minutes a game over the last five contests ... capped

the year with a career-high 10-point night against Southern Miss at

the Conference USA Tournament ... also registered career highs with a

4-for-9 shooting performance against the Golden Eagles ... prior to the

league tournament scored eight points, knocking down 2-of-4 threepointers

in regular-season finale against SMU ... turned the ball over

just once in a combined 74 minutes of action against SMU and Southern

Miss at the end of the year.

Prior to 2008 C-USA Play

Prior to breaking for finals, scored nine points in games against both

Texas State and Texas ... was 5-for-8 from the field during the week ...

also had a career-high six rebounds in the Owls’ 88-81 win over Texas

State ... prior to the games against Texas State and Texas, had played a

maximum of 18 minutes, but against the two in-state opponents averaged

34.5 minutes of playing time ... later in the month went 3-for-6

from the field and finished with eight points, three assists and three

steals against Lamar ... returned to Texas A&M on New Year’s Eve and

was credited with 40 minutes of playing time (was substituted for 28

seconds in the first half) ... finished with a career-high matching four

assists as well as three steals against the Aggies.

2006-07

Attended Texas A&M and redshirted.

Pflugerville High School

Named Central Texas Player of the Year as a senior at Pflugerville after

averaging 17.4 points per game ... played for Team USA at the 2006

Global Games in Dallas ... earned all-state honors ... played in the state

high school all-star game ... was the state of Texas’ top-ranked point

guard by Rivals.com, which also ranked him among its top 150 players

nationally ... rated as the state’s ninth best prospect overall by Texas

Hoops ... scored a career-best 36 points in a playoff game against

Waco in 2004 ... played AAU basketball for the Texas Ambassadors, a

team coached by his father, Mark ... carried a 4.3 grade-point-average

in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society and

the Texas Academic All-State Team.

Personal

Mark Bryan Beasley was born Jan. 24, 1988, in Austin ... son of Mark

and Harriet Beasley ... has a younger sister, Alyssa ... majoring in mathematical

economics analysis ... Hanszen College.

2009-10 Beasley Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 11 1-4 .250 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 4/4.0

N 15 Houston Baptist 13 1-5 .200 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 1 2 3 2.0 0 0 2 0 0 2/3.0

N 19 at Arizona 4 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 0/2.0

N 24 Furman 7 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 0 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 3/23.

Beasley Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2007-08 30/20 749/25.0 32-105 .305 9-32 .281 26-55 .473 12 55 67 2.2 51/1 53 79 5 27 99/3.3

2008-09 32/5 502/15.7 32-86 .372 13-33 .394 20-33 .606 5 33 38 1.2 50/0 41 35 2 18 97/3.0

2009-10 4/0 35/8.8 3-10 .300 1-5 .200 2-4 .500 1 4 5 1.3 2/0 0 2 0 1 9/2.3

Totals 66/25 1286/19.5 67-201. 333 23-70 .329 48-92 .522 18 92 110 1.7 103/1 94 116 7 46 205/3.1

RiceOwls.com l 7


Suleiman Braimoh

Forward 6-8 225 Junior 2L Manhattan, N.Y. The Lawrenceville School

11

Career Highs

12 Points

12.20.08 at Duquesne

5 FG Made

1.9.08 v Marshall

11.13.09 v Sac State

8 FG Attempts

1.9.08 v Marshall

3.1.08 at UCF

6 FT Made

12.20.08 at Duquesne

11.15.09 v HBU

7 FT Attempts

12.20.08 at Duquesne

12 Rebounds

2.16.08 v UCF

3 Assists

1.12.08 at UTEP

2 Steals

11.30.07 v Eastern Ill.

12.8.07 v Texas

1.5.08 at Oklahoma

3 Blocked Shots

11.24.09 v Furman

30 Minutes Played

2.16.08 v UCF

2009-10

Has started all five games and is averaging 6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds

... shooting 61.9 percent from the field and has made 6-of-8

free throws ... coming off an eight-point, seven-rebound effort against

Furman ... was 4-for-6 from the field and also blocked a career-high

three shots in win over the Paladins ... averaged 8.0 points and 4.7 rebounds

during the Rice Basketball Challenge ... began the season with

a 10-point, 7-rebound game against Sacramento State ... was 5-for-5

from the field and also had two assists against Sac State.

2008-09

Started 15 games during sophomore season and averaged 4.5 points

and 3.0 rebounds ... shot 53.6 percent from the field (59-of-110) ...

drew a team-high 11 charges during the season ... also blocked 12

shots during the year ... played seven minutes off the bench in the

season-opener against Portland State ... was 2-for-2 from the field,

finishing with four points and grabbing two rebounds in opener ...

scored four points and had four rebounds in 12 minutes of action off

the bench against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ...

scored four points and had an early-season high six rebounds at Texas

... was 2-for-3 from the field against the Longhorns ... scored 10 points

by halftime en route to a career-high 12-point game at Duquesne ...

was 3-for-6 from the field and also made 6-of-7 free throws ... all three

of his field goals were dunks as he finished with six points and pulled

down seven rebounds against UALR ... went 3-for-3 from the field

against Texas State during third start of the season ... was 3-for-5 from

the field, scoring seven points at Richmond ... also blocked two shots

in the loss to the Spiders.

In Conference USA opener at Tulane, scored four points and pulled

down a season-high eight rebounds ... scored seven points, including

a 5-for-6 performance at the free throw line, and had three rebounds

and a steal in 10 minutes of play at home against UCF ... scored seven

points for the third straight game when the Owls traveled to Memphis

... in a road win at UCF, connected on two, 15-foot jumpers and finished

with five points, three rebounds and a block ... over the Owls’

final seven games of the season shot 65 percent from the field (15-

of-23).

2007-08

In his rookie season, became the Owls’ sixth man, coming off the

bench first a total of 11 times ... played in all 30 games as a true freshman

and averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds for Rice ... was the

team’s leading shooter from the field, connecting on 46.3 percent of

his shots ... started seven games during the year ... scored 81 of his

121 points off the bench .

High School

At The Lawrenceville School, averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds, and

five blocks for coach Ron Kane, in addition to producing two tripledouble

games ... named second-team all-prep by the Trenton Times

and the Trentonian and was selected to the All-Middle Atlantic Prep

League team as the Big Red posted an 18-11 overall record ... the prep

school is best known as the one attended by Joakim Noah, of the twotime

national champion Florida Gators ... as a senior in 2006, at the

United Nations International School in New York City, averaged 27

points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks as he was named athlete of the

year and league MVP ... two-time all-conference selection and also

competed for the NYC Jaguars in AAU competition.

Personal

Suleiman Braimoh, Jr., was born Oct. 19, 1989, in Benin City, Nigeria

... son of Suleiman and Igho Patricia Braimoh ... engineering major ...

Wiess College.

2009-10 Braimoh Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 15 5-5 1.000 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 3 4 7 7.0 0 2 1 0 0 10/10.0

N 14 South Alabama 19 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 3 0 3 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 4/7.0

N 15 Houston Baptist 17 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 6-6 1.000 4 0 4 4.7 1 0 0 1 0 10/8.0

N 19 at Arizona 10 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 4.0 0 0 1 0 1 0/6.0

N 24 Furman 14 4-6 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 4 3 7 4.6 3 0 0 3 2 8/6.4

Braimoh Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2007-08 30/7 513/17.1 50-108 .463 0-0 .000 21-36 .583 52 46 98 3.3 66/3 13 53 8 12 121/4.0

2008-09 32/15 449/14.0 59-110 .536 0-0 .000 25-46 .543 36 60 96 3.0 60/2 10 33 12 9 143/4.5

2009-10 5/5 75/15.0 13-21 .619 0-0 .000 6-8 .750 15 8 23 4.6 6/0 4 2 4 3 32/6.4

Totals 67/27 1037/15.5 122-239 .510 0-0 .000 52-90 .578 103 114 217 3.2 132/5 27 88 24 24 296/4.4

8 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


23 Egheosa Edomwonyi

Career Highs

1 FT Attempt

11.15.09 v HBU

1 Rebound

11.15.09 v HBU

3 Minutes Played

11.13.09 v Sac State

Forward 6-7 230 Freshman HS Newark, N.J. The Hun School

2009-10

Saw action in two of the three games played during the Rice Basketball

Challenge.

The Hun School of Princeton

Averaged eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks for The Hun

School of Princeton ... also shot 67 percent from the field ... missed

nine games due to injuries but came back to help the Raiders to the

Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship and an appearance in New

Jersey’s Prep A State Championship game ... scored the game-winning

basket in a 73-71 overtime victory over crosstown rival The Lawrenceville

School in the state semifinals ... scored on a last-second

pass propelling the Raiders to the state championship game ... The

Hun School lost a 53-51, double-overtime game against Blair Academy

in the state championship ... high school coach was Jon Stone ... prior

to the early signing period, ranked as the No. 121 power forward in

the 2009 signing class according to the ESPN College Basketball Prospect

list ... was a Top 20 recruit from the talent-rich Garden State ...

received scholarship offers from Ivy League institutions Harvard and

Penn along with others including Cleveland State before signing with

Rice ... also played football his freshman year of high school ... academically,

was an Honor Roll student both semesters of his freshman

year and one semester as a sophomore ... received higher honors as

both a junior and senior.

Personal

Born Nov. 7, 1990 in Benin City, Nigeria ... son of Uwa Edomwonyi

and Nosa Edomwonyi ... brother, Imafidon, is a freshman at Syracuse

where he runs track ... Duncan College.

2009-10 Edomwonyi Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0.0

N 15 Houston Baptist 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 1 0 0 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0/0.0

Edomwonyi Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2009-10 2/0 5/2.5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 1 0 1 0.5 1/0 0 1 0 0 0/0.0

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Career Highs

1 FG Attempt

11.13.09 v Sac State

2 Rebounds

11.13.09 v Sac State

1 Steal

11.13.09 v Sac State

7 Minutes Played

11.13.09 v Sac State

Chris Eversley

Forward 6-5 195 Freshman HS Chicago, Ill. Walter Payton College Prep

2009-10

Saw seven minutes of action and had a steal against Sacramento State

in opener of the Rice Basketball Challenge ... saw action in two games

of the tournament.

Walter Payton College Prep

The first male student at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago to sign

a national letter-of-intent with a Division I basketball program (school

was founded in 2000) ... one of only two players in school history to

score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds during a career ... averaged

19.2 points and 9.1 rebounds as a senior ... also averaged 1.2 blocks

and 1.1 steals while shooting 43 percent from the field and 77 percent

from the line ... named Second-Team All-City as well as received

All-State Special Mention ... member of the 2008 McGovern Classic

All-Tournament Team ... scored 39 points (including the game-winning

bucket) against Fenger High School in the consolation semifinals of

the city playoffs ... prep team was the consolation city runner-up and

advanced to the state playoffs ... playing in the Chicago Public League

Red-North league, prep team posted a 20-11 record ... Chuck Demas

was the team’s coach ... as a junior averaged 16.7 points, 7.1 rebounds,

.7 blocks and .9 steals ... named to the 2007 Hoops for Healing as well

as the 2007 Northside Christmas All-Tournament Teams ... team also

advanced to the state playoffs junior season ... in a preseason exposure

game scored 62 points prior to his junior season ... prior to signing

with Rice, was ranked the No. 55 strong forward in the 2008-09

signing class by ESPN College Basketball.

Personal

Born Sept. 26, 1991 in Chicago ... son of Nina Leonard and Michael

Eversley ... father played basketball at Chicago State (1976-79) and

was a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1979 ... mother played collegiately

for Long Beach State (1980-84) ... has two older brothers, Michael

Eversley, Jr., and Jordan Eversley ... brother Jordan played football

at Missouri State ... Duncan College.

2009-10 Eversley Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 7 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 2.0 0 0 2 0 1 0/0.0

N 15 Houston Baptist 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0.0

Eversley Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2009-10 2/0 9/4.5 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.0 0 0 3 0 1 0/0.0

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4 Connor Frizzelle

Guard 6-1 180 Sophomore 1L DeSoto, Texas DeSoto HS

Career Highs

24 Points

2.11.09 v Southern Miss

7 FG Made

2.11.09 v Southern Miss

11.13.09 v Sac State

13 FG Attempts

2.11.09 v Southern Miss

6 3-FG Made

2.11.09 v Southern Miss

10 FT Made

11.25.08 v Lamar

11 FT Attempts

11.25.08 v Lamar

9 Rebounds

1.21.09 at Memphis

5 Assists

1.31.09 v East Carolina

4 Steals

2.14.09 at East Carolina

40 Minutes Played

2.14.09 at East Carolina

11.14.09 v South Alabama

2009-10

Began the season making 10-of-14 three-pointers during the threeday,

Rice Basketball Challenge ... is just 2-for-8 from beyond the arc

in the Owls’ last two games ... for the season is averaging 12.0 points,

1.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists ... scored nine points on 4-for-7 shooting

against Furman ... named the Rice Basketball Challenge’s Most Valuable

Player after averaging 14.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists

over three games ... scored 18 points in the opener against Sacramento

State ... was 5-for-5 from three-point range in 71-69 win over South

Alabama ... fifth trey against the Jaguars gave Rice a 65-59 lead with

3:03 to play after USA had tied the game at 59-59.

2008-09

Led Conference USA in free throw shooting, making 86.6 percent of

his shots from the line ... free throw shooting mark set a Rice freshman

record ... for the year averaged 8.7 points ... shot 36 percent from

the field ... connected on 33.6 percent of his three-point attempts (38-

of-113) ... also averaged 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals ...

started the Owls’ first seven games beginning with the season opener

against Portland State ... at the Basketball Travelers Invitational finished

with 14 points and five rebounds in a win over Cal Poly ... scored

18 points early in his freshman season against Lamar ... was 4-for-12

from the field but thrived at the free throw line where he made 10-of-

11 shots ... came off the bench to score 11 points against Harvard ...

scored seven points on 3-for-5 shooting in 27 minutes of play against

Texas A&M.

In first Conference USA home game, scored 13 points and had three

assists against SMU ... scored a team-high 14 points against UCF in

his second straight double-figure scoring game ... the following week

came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points at Memphis ...

against the Tigers had a career-high nine rebounds and was 7-for-8

form the line ... lone free throw miss at Memphis ended a streak of

17 straight free throws made ... registered a career-high, 24-point

game against Southern Miss ... was 6-for-9 from three-point range

against USM as Rice set a school record with 16 treys ... was 7-of-

13 from the field and had four assists in 38 minutes of play against

the Golden Eagles ... in a road win at UCF, scored 13 points, knocking

down 3-of-5 three-pointers to go along with three assists and two

steals ... after being held to a total of 10 points in the Owls’ final three

regular season games, scored in double figures in both of the team’s

games played at the Conference USA Tournament ... scored 14 points

in win over Marshall ... was 4-for-5 from the field including a 3-for-4

performance from three-point range against the Thundering Herd ...

scored 10 points in the Owls’ loss to Tulsa in the C-USA Tournament’s

quarterfinals.

DeSoto High School

A 2008 graduate of DeSoto High School in suburban Dallas ... concluded

his playing career at DeSoto where as a senior he averaged 13

points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Eagles ... was a Second-

Team All-District 8-5A selection as a senior.

Played his final two years at DeSoto after transferring from Red Oak

High School ... as a sophomore at Red Oak, prep team posted a 29-7

record and won a district title for the first time in over 50 years ... led

Class 4A in scoring during the 2005-06 season, averaging 26 points a

game to go along with 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals ... high school coach

at Red Oak was Stephen Foster.

Personal

Connor Wade Frizzelle was born April 1, 1990 in Dallas ... son of Paul

and Sherry Frizzelle ... has an older sister, Monica, and a brother, Taylor,

who played basketball at Southwestern Assembly of God University

...while he has yet to declare a major, has an interest in pursuing a

degree in mathematical economic analysis ... Brown College.

2009-10 Frizzelle Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 28 7-10 .700 4-5 .800 0-0 .000 0 2 2 2.0 3 3 1 0 0 18/18.0

N 14 South Alabama 40 6-10 .600 5-5 1.000 0-0 .000 0 3 3 2.5 4 3 4 0 0 17/17.5

N 15 Houston Baptist 30 2-9 .222 1-4 .250 4-4 1.000 0 0 0 1.7 1 4 2 0 1 9/14.7

N 19 at Arizona 32 3-12 .250 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 0 3 3 2.0 2 0 2 0 1 7/12.8

N 24 Furman 27 4-7 .571 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.6 2 2 2 0 1 9/12.0

Frizzelle Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2008-09 32/21 860/26.9 85-236 .360 38-113 .336 71-82 .866 12 77 89 2.8 60/1 55 58 0 22 279/8.7

2009-10 5/5 157/31.4 22-48 .458 12-22 .545 4-4 1.000 0 8 8 1.6 12/0 12 11 0 3 60/12.0

Totals 37/26 1017/27.5 107-284 .377 50-138 .370 75-86 .872 12 85 97 2.6 72/1 67 69 0 25 339/9.2

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Career Highs

26 Points

12.29.07 v TCU

10 FG Made

12.29.07 v TCU

16 FG Attempts

12.29.07 v TCU

3.1.08 at UCF

3 3-FG Made

1.14.09 v SMU

10 FT Made

2.2.08 v Tulane

12 FT Attempts

11.14.09 v South Alabama

10 Rebounds

12.29.07 v TCU

6 Assists

2.11.09 v Southern Miss

3 Steals

2.9.08 at SMU

1.31.09 v East Carolina

2 Blocked Shots

3.12.08 v Southern Miss

38 Minutes Played

2.14.09 at East Carolina

3.11.09 v Marshall

Lawrence Ghoram

Guard 6-5 205 Senior 3L Zachary, La. Zachary HS

2009-10

Averaging 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds for the year ... 4-for-7 from

three-point range this season ... scored nine points in 24 minutes of

play last week against Furman ... game marked the first time this season

he did not have a rebound ... scored 14 points and had a teamhigh

seven rebounds in the Owls’ 71-69 win over South Alabama ...

was 9-for-12 from the line ... knocked down 3-of-4 attempts in the

final minute to seal the victory.

2008-09

Averaged 8.0 points and 3.3 rebounds as a junior ... second on the

team with 25 steals ... scored a team-leading 42 second-chance

points during the year ... 19 of his 38 offensive rebounds led to second-chance

points ... 103 free throw attempts was one shy of Rodney

Foster’s team-high 104 ... shot 68.9 percent from the line, raising his

career average from the 60.2 percentage prior to his junior season ...

in 16 starts in league play, averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in

16 games ...provided a spark off the bench with nine points against

Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... connected on both

of his three-point attempts in the game ... was able to draw a charge

in the game and had two rebounds ... following night led Rice with 10

points and seven rebounds against BYU ... was 4-for-4 from the field

against the Cougars ... recorded a 13-point game against Texas State

... was 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the contest ... in back-toback

games against Oklahoma and UALR scored 16 points and both

contests ... against the nationally-ranked Sooners converted 5-of-11

shots and also made 5-of-8 free throws ... had three rebounds against

Oklahoma ... recorded a 7-for-9 shooting performance en route to the

Owls’ road win at UALR ... made first start of the season against Texas

A&M, scoring six points (3-for-7 shooting) and grabbed two rebounds

... went on to start the Owls’ last 20 games ... scored a team-high 10

points, had three rebounds and two steals at Richmond.

Opened Conference USA play with a 17-point game at Tulane ... went

5-for-10 from the field and made 7-of-8 free throws ... also had an

assist and a steal in 28 minutes of play .. in a nationally-televised

game against SMU the week following the Tulane game also scored

17 points ... knocked down a trio of three-pointers, a career high, during

36 minutes of play ... was 6-for-10 from the field, finishing with 15

points, four rebounds and a season-high three steals against East Carolina

... had six assists in an 88-72 win over Southern Miss to go along

with 12 points and seven rebounds ... got into a little foul trouble at

UCF but still had eight points in 17 minutes of play in an Owl road

victory ... in a 60-59 Conference USA Tournament win over Marshall,

scored a season-high 18 points, had five rebounds, three assists and

a steal ... was 6-for-13 from the field and also made 5-of-6 free throw

attempts.

2007-08

Averaged 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while playing all 30 games,

starting 27 for Rice as a sophomore ... averaged better than 10 points

while starting all 16 Conference USA games ... led Rice to the fourthlargest

comeback since 1980 with a career game against TCU in Katy’s

Merrell Center ... had never scored in double figures during his career

at Rice before finishing with 26 points and 10 rebounds in the Owls’

70-65 victory ... was 10-for-16 from the field against TCU, including

2-for-2 from three-point range, and also had three assists in 34 minutes

of play ... was named Conference USA’s Player of the Week following

the performance ... the same day he was named the C-USA

co-player of the week, scored 16 points and pulled down six rebounds

at Texas A&M ... had two, 20-point games during the year including

a 23-point road game at UCF ... made five of the Owls’ first six field

goals and went on to go 9-for-16 from the field against the Knights ...

drained both of his three-point attempts against UCF ... closed out the

regular season with a 17-point, seven-rebound game against SMU ...

scored in double figures 12 times during the year.

2006-07

Played in 27 games for a total of 183 minutes ... for the year averaging

1.9 points and 1.0 rebounds, finishing with 52 points and 27 boards ...

shot 40 percent from the field.

Personal

Lawrence Clifton Ghoram, III was born Feb. 27, 1988 in Baton Rouge,

La. ... son of Lawrence and Denise Ghoram ... has a younger brother,

Jordan ... economics major at Rice University ... Sid Richardson College.

2009-10 Ghoram Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 22 2-7 .286 1-1 1.000 3-4 .750 2 0 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 8/8.0

N 14 South Alabama 32 2-4 .500 1-1 1.000 9-12 .750 1 6 7 4.5 4 3 2 1 2 14/11.0

N 15 Houston Baptist 18 2-4 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 1 1 3.3 3 0 0 1 0 5/9.0

N 19 at Arizona 32 3-11 .273 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 1 6 7 4.3 1 2 2 0 0 7/8.5

N 24 Furman 24 3-7 .429 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 3.4 3 3 0 0 0 9/8.6

Ghoram Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2006-07 27/0 183/6.8 21-52 .404 3-10 .300 7-13 .538 11 16 27 1.0 29/0 3 12 4 8 52/1.9

2007-08 30/27 698/23.3 99-224 .442 9-23 .391 49-80 .613 56 61 117 3.9 77/0 39 79 6 22 256/8.5

2008-09 32/20 717/22.4 87-216 .403 10-29 .345 71-103 .689 38 66 1014 3.3 87/3 41 46 5 25 255/8.0

2009-10 5/5 128/25.6 12-33 .364 4-7 .571 15-20 .750 4 13 17 3.4 13/0 10 4 2 3 43/8.6

Totals 94/52 1726/18.4 219-525 .417 26-69 .377 142-216 .657 109 156 265 2.8 206/3 93 141 17 58 606/6.4

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5 Emerson Herndon

Forward 6-8 230 Sophomore 1L Houston, Texas Worthing HS

2009-10

For the season is averaging 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds ... out of the

gates scored seven points against Sacramento State to match a career

high from his freshman season ... was 2-for-2 from the field and 3-for-

4 from the line ... also had a blocked shot and a steal in the opener.

... was 2-for-4 from the field and made 3-of-4 free throws ... matched

career scoring mark with seven points against Tulsa at the Conference

USA Tournament less than a week after the regular-season meeting ...

in the second game against the Golden Hurricane was 3-for-6 from the

field and had five rebounds.

Career Highs

7 Points

3.7.09 v Tulsa

3.12.09 v Tulsa

11.13.09 v Sac State

3 FG Made

3.12.09 v Tulsa

6 FG Attempts

3.12.09 v Tulsa

3 FT Made

3.7.09 v Tulsa

11.13.09 v Sac State

4 FT Attempts

1.21.09 at Memphis

3.7.09 v Tulsa

11.13.09 v Sac State

6 Rebounds

3.7.09 v Tulsa

2 Assists

11.21.08 at BYU

1 Steal

11.21.08 at BYU

1.24.09 at UAB

11.13.09 v Sac State

2008-09

Saw more significant playing time as the season progressed ... played

in 23 games including 14 Conference USA contests and the Owls’ two

games at the Conference USA Tournament ... for the year averaged 1.7

points and 1.4 rebounds ... first collegiate action came against Cal Poly

at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... in the Owls’ first win of the

season, scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in six minutes

of action ... played in all three games of the Basketball Travelers and

converted a three-point play against North Florida during the final day

of the invitational ... played a career-high 12 minutes off the bench at

UAB and knocked down a pair of free throws for his only points to go

along with three rebounds ... was 2-for-4 from the field and finished

with five points, two rebounds and an assist in a home-court win over

East Carolina ... had a first-half tip-in for lone points in road win at UCF

... pulled down four rebounds in just four minutes of play against the

Knights ... wrapped up the regular season with a career game against

Tulsa ... scored seven points and polished the glass for six rebounds including

a couple offensive boards which led to second-chance points

... career numbers came in a career-high matching 12 minutes of play

Worthing High School

A 2008 graduate of Worthing High School where he was a First-Team

District 19-4A selection ... also named to the All-Greater Houston

team and was Worthing’s Most Valuable Player ... as a junior, played

on District 19-4A championship team which advanced to the Region

3 finals ... high school coach was Nathaniel Gillespie ... academically,

was a Texas Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society ...

graduated in the top 10 percent of his high school class.

Personal

Emerson Herndon was born Oct. 29, 1989 in Houston ... son of Herbert

and Sharon Herndon ... has two older brothers, Roderick and

Chamberlain ... Roderick played basketball at Wiley College in Marshall,

Texas ... Chamberlain played football at the Air Force Academy

... Hanszen College.

2009-10 Herndon Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 9 2-2 1.000 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 0 2 2 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 7/7.0

N 14 South Alabama 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0/3.5

N 15 Houston Baptist 8 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 3 1 4 2.0 2 1 0 0 0 3/3.3

N 19 at Arizona 12 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0- .000 1 2 3 2.3 1 0 2 0 1 2/3.0

N24 Furman 5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0/2.4

Herndon Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2008-09 23/0 124/5.4 15-35 .429 0-0 .000 9-17 .529 11 21 32 1.4 22/0 4 4 3 2 39/1.7

2009-10 5/0 36/7.2 4-10 .400 0-0 .000 4-7 .571 4 6 10 2.0 4/0 1 2 1 2 12/2.4

Totals 28/0 160/5.7 19-45 .422 0-0 .000 13-24 .542 15 27 42 1.5 26/0 5 6 4 4 51/12.8

1 Blocked Shot

11.21.08 at BYU

2.18.09 v UTEP

2.25.09 at UCF

11.13.09 v Sac State

12 Minutes Played

1.24.09 at UAB

3.7.09 v Tulsa

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22 A.J. Holland

Career Highs

5 Points

11.13.09 v Sac State

11.15.09 v HBU

11.24.09 v Furman

2 FG Made

11.15.09 v HBU

3 FG Attempts

11.15.09 v HBU

1 3-FG Made

11.13.09 v Sac State

11.15.09 v HBU

3 FT Made

11.24.09 v Furman

5 FT Attempts

11.24.09 v Furman

1 Rebound

11.13.09 v Sac State

11.15.09 v HBU

Guard 6-2 170 Freshman HS Tuscaloosa, Ala. Paul Bryant HS

2009-10

Saw his most extensive playing time against Furman (22 minutes) ...

had three assists and did not turnover the ball against the Paladins ...

matched an early career high with five points and also had a careerhigh

two steals in the game ... for the season is averaging 3.0 points,

1.4 assists and 0.4 rebounds ... came off the bench to average 12.7

minutes of action during the Owls’ first action of the season and the

Rice Basketball Challenge ... averaged 3.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and

1.3 assists during the three-game event ... scored five points and had

four assists in collegiate debut against Sacramento State ... also had a

block, a steal and a rebound in the game .

Paul W. Bryant High School

Averaged 12 points and five assists as a senior at Paul W. Bryant High

School ... also averaged five rebounds and 2.6 steals for the Stampede

... as prep team’s captain led the squad in steals (71) and three-pointers

made (41) as well as assists ... named the team’s top perimeter

player ... during the season had 20 points at halftime of one game

against Jackson Olin ... also led the team in three-pointers, assists and

steals as a junior ... drained the game-winning free throws after being

fouled while driving inside late in a victory over Huntsville’s Lee High

School during junior year ... received the team’s Leadership Award as

a junior ... high school coach was Reginald Sanders ... was an honor

roll student at Paul W. Bryant ... also involved as a school Ambassador

and a member of Key Club.

Personal

Born June 5, 1991 in Murray, Ky. ... son of James and Rhonda Holland

... has a younger brother, Kevin ... father played collegiately at USC

Upstate, later was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters and as a

collegiate coach has been on staffs at South Carolina, Georgia, UTEP

and Alabama, among others ... McMurtry College.

2009-10 Holland Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 16 1-2 .500 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 1.0 0 4 1 1 1 5/5.0

N 14 South Alabama 8 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 0/2.5

N 15 Houston Baptist 14 2-3 .667 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 1 1 0.7 1 0 2 1 1 5/3.3

N 19 at Arizona 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 2 0 0 0/2.5

N 24 Furman 22 1-5 .200 0-2 .000 3-5 .600 0 0 0 0.4 1 3 0 0 2 5/3.0

Hollad Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2009-10 5/0 62/12.4 4-11 .364 2-7 .286 5-7 .714 0 2 2 0.4 3/0 7 6 2 4 15/3.0

4 Assists

11.13.09 v Sac State

2 Steals

11.24.09 v Furman

1 Blocked Shots

11.13.09 v Sac State

11.15.09 v HBU

22 Minutes Played

11.24.09 v Furman

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3

Tamir Jackson

Career Highs

18 Points

11.14.09 v South Alabama

6 FG Made

11.14.09 v South Alabama

15 FG Attempts

11.14.09 v South Alabama

11.19.09 at Arizona

1 3-FG Made

1.13.09 v Sac State

4 FT Made

11.15.09 v HBU

5 FT Attempts

11.15.09 v HBU

6 Rebounds

11.15.09

5 Assists

1.13.09 v Sac State

3 Steals

1.13.09 v Sac State

11.15.09 v HBU

Guard 6-2 190 Freshman HS Paterson, N.J. St. Benedict’s Prep

2009-10

For the season is averaging 10.4 points and 3.8 rebounds .... has

struggled shooting from the perimeter, making just 1-of-16 threepoint

attempts ... leads team with 13 assists as well as 19 turnovers

... coming off a 10-point, 5-rebound game against Furman ... averaged

10.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists en route to being named to

the Rice Baskeball Challenge All-Tournament Team ... collegiate career

got off to a slow start as he made just 1-of-7 field goal attempts and

scored three points in opener against Sacramento State ... did have

five assists against the Hornets ... the following night finished with 18

points in win over South Alabama.

St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

Named New Jersey’s Player of the Year by NJ.com/Newark Star-

Ledger ... averaged 16 points, four rebounds and three steals as a

senior ... prep team posted a 25-3 record and was invited to play in

the 2009 ESPN/RISE National High School Invitational ... the Gray Bees

advanced to the tournament’s semifinals before falling to the nation’s

No. 1 team, Oak Hill Academy ... scored 20 points including eight in

the final quarter to keep St. Benedict’s in the game ... helped St. Benedict’s

advance in the tournament by scoring a team-high 14 points in

a win over St. Frances of Baltimore in the quarterfinals ... prep coach,

Dan Hurley, picked up his 200th victory during the season ... as a junior

averaged 14 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3 steals for a St.

Benedict’s team which posted a 24-1 record and finished the season

ranked No. 2 in the nation in several national polls ... during junior

season gained national attention when he scored 29 points in an ES-

PN-televised victory over then, No. 1 Oak Hill ... was named to the allstate

team ... an early signee for the Owls who was the No. 28-ranked

shooting guard in the 2008-09 signing class according to the ESPN College

Basketball Prospect list at the time he inked with Rice.

Personal

Born Dec. 29, 1990 in Passaic, N.J. ... son of Taihessa Jackson Lee and

Sam White ... has three younger siblings, Tamia White, Rayya Lee and

Sam White ... cousin Raymond Felton plays for the Charlotte Bobcats

... McMurtry College.

2009-10 Jackson Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

D 13 Sacramento State 24 1-7 .143 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.0 1 5 4 0 3 3/3.0

D 14 South Alabama 38 6-15 .400 0-4 .000 6-9 .667 0 4 4 2.5 2 2 3 0 2 18/10.5

D 15 Houston Baptist 33 3-9 .333 0-3 .000 4-5 .800 0 6 6 3.7 3 1 2 0 3 10/10.3

N 19 at Arizona 37 4-15 .267 0-5 .000 3-3 1.000 2 1 3 3.5 2 1 6 0 2 11/10.5

N 24 Furman 36 3-7 .429 0-1 .000 4-4 1.000 0 5 5 3.8 1 4 4 0 2 10/10.4

Jackson Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2009-10 5/0 168/33.6 17-53 .321 1-16 .063 17-21 .810 2 17 19 3.8 9/0 13 19 0 12 52/10.4

38 Minutes Played

11.14.09 v South Alabama

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Arsalan Kazemi

Forward 6-7 205 Freshman HS Esfahan, Iran The Patterson School

2009-10

Averaging 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds for the year ... 12-for-16 at the

free throw line (.750) ... followed up first career double-double with

five-point, nine-rebound effort against Furman ... had two blocks in a

second straight game ... in road loss at Arizona just over a week ago

scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds in the Owls’ loss at Arizona

... was 5-for-7 from the field and knocked down all three free throw

attempts ... five of his 10 rebounds at Arizona came on the offensive

glass ... also had two blocks ... in collegiate debut scored 10 points,

grabbed four rebounds, had two assists and two steals against Sacramento

State.

points and 12.2 rebounds) ... ranked eighth in scoring and was second

in rebounding ... was the tournament leader in steals, averaging four

per game ... seven steals against Team USA was a tournament high

... his 20 rebounds against Angola tied for a tournament high and his

18 boards against Egypt tied for the third-most at the championship

... shot 48.6 percent from the field and 81.6 percent from the free

throw line (31-of-38) ... also averaged 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks at

the 2009 World Championship ... helped lead his Iranian Under-17

national team to the 2007 West Asian championship and was named

the tournament MVP ... national team went 5-0 at the tournament ...

captain of ‘07 national team.

Career Highs

13 Points

11.19/09 at Arizona

5 FG Made

11.19/09 at Arizona

7 FG Attempts

11.19/09 at Arizona

6 FT Made

11.13.09 v Sac State

The Patterson School

Played his senior year at The Patterson School located near Lenoir,

North Carolina ... scout.com has him ranked 82nd overall in the 2009

prep signing class ... the ESPN College Basketball Prospect list ranked

him as the No. 81-ranked recruit in the 2009 signing class ... high

school coach was Chris Cheney ... among the schools he considered

were Maryland, Seton Hall, Louisville, Syracuse and Oklahoma State.

International Experience

Captain of Iran’s Under-19 team which played in the 2009 FIBA World

Championships held in Auckland, New Zealand in July ... one of only

two players in the tournament to average a double-double (16.6

Personal

Son of Yousef and Roya Kazemi ... has one younger sister, Bahar ...

born April 22, 1990 in Esfahan, Iran ... McMurtry College.

6 FT Attempts

11.13.09 v Sac State

10 Rebounds

11.19/09 at Arizona

2 Assists

11.13.09 v Sac State

2 Steals

11.13.09 v Sac State

2 Blocked Shots

11.19.09 at Arizona

11.24.09 v Furman

2009-10 Kazemi Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 20 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 6-6 1.000 2 2 4 4.0 2 2 1 0 2 10/10.0

N 14 South Alabama 15 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 1 2 3 3.5 3 0 3 0 1 2/6.0

N 15 Houston Baptist 16 3-6 .500 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 2 2 4 3.7 4 0 1 1 1 6/6.0

N 19 at Arizona 24 5-7 .714 0-0 .000 3-3 1.000 5 5 10 5.3 4 1 1 2 0 13/7.8

N 24 Furman 17 2-2 1.000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 4 5 9 6.0 4 0 2 2 0 5/7.2

Kazemi Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2009-10 5/0 92/18.4 12-22 .545 0-0 .000 12-16 .750 14 16 30 6.0 17/0 3 8 5 4 36/7.2

24 Minutes Played

11.19/09 at Arizona

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Career Highs

19 Points

11.30.08 at Texas

7 FG Made

11.30.08 at Texas

12.20.08 at Duquesne

13 FG Attempts

12.4.08 v UTSA

4 3-FG Made

11.30.08 at Texas

3 FT Made

12.31.08 v Texas A&M

5 FT Attempts

1.14.09 v SMU

10 Rebounds

12.17.08 v Harvard

3 Assists

12.6.08 v Texas State

1 Steal

4 Times in Career

Last: 1.10.09 at Tulane

2 Blocked Shots

12.4.08 v UTSA

37 Minutes Played

12.4.08 v UTSA

Lucas Kuipers

Forward 6-8 225 Sophomore 1L Rochester, Minn. Mayo HS

2009-10

Has started all five games this season and is averaging 7.8 points and a

team-leading 5.6 rebounds ... was 2-for-5 from the field in 16 minutes

of action against Furman ... began sophomore season by scoring 12

points and grabbing eight rebounds in the Owls’ 81-51 win over Sacramento

State ... chipped in 14 points in win over South Alabama.

2008-09

Suffered a broken wrist during a mid-January practice and missed the

remainder of the season ... prior to the injury, had played in the Owls’

first 16 games and had started the last nine contests ... averaged 8.8

points and 3.8 rebounds for the season ... more than half of his 61

rebounds came on the offensive glass ... of his 33 offensive rebounds,

20 led to second-chance points ... despite playing just a half of a season,

41 second-chance points was one shy of a team high for the year

... played 19 minutes off the bench against Portland State in collegiate

debut, knocking down a second-half three-pointer for his first

career points ... at the Basketball Travelers Invitational in Provo, Utah,

scored six points against host BYU, knocking down 2-of-6 three-point

attempts in the game ... had a 4-for-4 shooting night against North

Florida at the Basketball Travelers, finishing with eight points and

three rebounds ... scored nine points, had five rebounds and a steal

against Lamar ... had a career scoring game at Texas where he drained

4-of-6 three-pointers and finished with 19 points ... was 5-for-5 from

the field in the first half, including four, three-pointers ... for the game

was 7-of-11 from the field, had three rebounds, an assist and a steal ...

was the first player off the bench in five of seven games before moving

into the starting lineup ... first career start came against UTSA and responded

with 14 points in 37 minutes of play ... was 6-of-13 from the

field against the Roadrunners and led the team with eight rebounds ...

scored 16 points and had four rebounds at Duquesne ... was 7-for-12

from the field ... credited with his first career double-double against

Harvard, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds ... during

a five-possession segment of the second half of a road win at UALR,

made four field goals ... scored 15 points, had three rebounds, two

assists and a block in 32 minutes of play at UALR ... the day before

breaking wrist, scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win

over SMU in the Owls’ second game of conference play.

Mayo High School

Three-year starter at Mayo High School where he scored over 1,000

points and finished his prep career as the school’s second-leading rebounder

... was a three-time All-Big Nice Conference selection ... as a

senior, averaged 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the team ... also

averaged 1.5 blocks and one steal per game ... shot 54 percent from

the field and 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc ... named

all-state honorable mention and all-conference ... helped lead Mayo

to a Section championship and an appearance in the Minnesota state

tournament senior year ... Shaun Lang-coached team posted a 21-5

record during 2007-08 season ... most memorable moment of the year

was being part of a two-player tandem in which both players scored

27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in a game that Mayo won by

40 points ... named to the National Society of High School Scholars ...

member of the Dean’s List who carried a 4.0 grade point average ...

academic all-state selection ... as a junior, averaged 15 points and nine

rebounds to lead Mayo in both statistical categories ... shot 50 percent

from the field ... tabbed all-conference and all-state honorable mention

... junior team posted a 17-9 record.

Personal

Lucas Josiah Kuipers was born Aug. 13, 1990 in Rochester, Minn. ...

son of Suzanna and Bernard Kuipers ... youngest of six children ... has

three older brothers – Jonathan, Benjamin and Joseph – as well as

two older sisters – Rachel and Hannah ... sister Rachel is a 2008 graduate

of Rice University ... father played basketball at Western Michigan

... has an interest in attending medical school and focusing on a career

in sports medicine ... Hanszen College.

2009-10 Kuipers Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

D 13 Sacramento State 24 5-8 .625 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 1 7 8 8.0 3 0 2 0 0 12/12.0

D 14 South Alabama 27 4-7 .571 3-5 .600 0-0 .000 2 2 4 6.0 4 0 0 0 0 11/11.5

D 15 Houston Baptist 22 1-7 .143 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 1 6 7 6.3 2 1 1 1 0 2/8.3

N 19 at Arizona 28 2-12 .167 1-7 .143 4-4 1.000 4 4 8 6.8 1 0 1 0 0 9/8.5

N 24 Furman 16 2-5 .400 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0 1 1 5.6 2 2 1 0 0 5/7.8

Kuipers Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2008-09 16/9 389/24.3 56-117 .479 15-40 .375 13-22 .591 33 28 61 3.8 39/2 10 25 5 4 140/8.8

2009-10 5-5 117/23.4 14-39 .359 7-23 .304 4-4 1.000 8 20 28 5.6 12/0 3 5 1 0 39/7.8

Totals 21/14 506/24.1 70-156 .449 22-63 .349 17-26 .654 41 48 69 4.2 51/2 13 30 6 4 179/8.5

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Stuart Pirri

Forward 6-8 190 Freshman TR Metairie, La. Christian Life Academy

Originally signed to play collegiately at Southeast Missouri ... attended

SEMO the Fall, 2008 semester ... did not see any playing time before

transferring to Rice mid-year ... will be eligible to play for the Owls

after the conclusion of the 2009 fall semester, following a year of residency.

two assists as a junior ... named All-District 7-1A ... played against his

cousin (Eddie Ludwig/Metairie Park Country Day) in the 2007 Class A

state title game ... scored 1,490 career points and set a school record

with 274 career, three-pointers ... member of National Honor Society

at Christian Life Academy.

Christian Life Academy

Second-Team Class 1A All-State selection as well as a District 7-1A pick

at Christian Life Academy ... led the state of Louisiana in three-point

shooting as a senior during the 2007-08 season ... knocked down 139

treys, converting 48 percent of his attempts from behind the arc ...

averaged 18 points, six rebounds and four assists senior year as Christian

Life won the Class 1A state championship for a third straight year

... team also captured the District 7-1A title ... Todd Foster-coached

team was 41-2 senior year ... prep team was 32-7 junior year en route

to district and state titles ... averaged 11 points, two rebounds and

Personal

Born June 29, 1989 ... son of Steve and Penny Pirri ... has two older

siblings, Kellen and Clare ... father played basketball at Furman ... sister,

Clare, rowed crew at Jacksonville University ... cousin, Eddie Ludwig,

is a freshman on the LSU basketball team ... Lovett College.

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Nate Schwarze

Guard 5-11 175 Sophomore 1L Chelsea, Mich. Chelsea HS

1

Career Highs

4 Points

11.21.08 at BYU

1 FG Made

11.21.08 at BYU

1.3.09 at Richmond

2 FG Attempts

11.21.08 at BYU

1.3.09 at Richmond

1 3-FG Made

11.21.08 at BYU

1 FT Made

11.21.08 at BYU

2 FT Attempts

11.21.08 at BYU

1.21.09 at Memphis

2 Rebounds

11.22.08 v North Florida

12.20.08 at Duquesne

3 Assists

11.22.08 v North Florida

12.208 at Duquesne

1 Steal

11.21.08 at BYU

1.3.09 at Richmond

11.13.09 v Sac State

11.15.09 v HBU

2009-10

Saw action in two games of the Rice Basketball Challenge ... had rebound

and a steal against Sacramento State.

2008-09

Played in 22 games as a freshman ... saw action in 11 of 16 Conference

USA games, including the Owls’ last three contests ... for the year

scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds ... was 2-for-6 from the

field shooting ... had eight assists and two steals during the year ...

first career playing time came at BYU during the Basketball Travelers

Invitational ... scored first career points in the game, finishing with

four points and a steal against the Cougars ... established an early

career high for assists against North Florida at the Basketball Travelers

with three ... matched career assist mark with three dimes in five

minutes of play against Duquesne ... saw a career-high 11 minutes of

action against UAB ... at the Conference USA Tournament, played five

minutes in the quarterfinal game against Tulsa and had two assists.

Prior to Rice

Four-year letterman at Chelsea High School who graduated in 2007

... was a two-year captain, team’s MVP senior year and set school records

for career assists and steals ... went on to purse post-graduate

studies last year at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire where

he also played.

Chelsea High School

Averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 steals, 3.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists for team

which posted a 23-2 record senior year ... was tabbed to All-Southeastern

Conference, All-Area and named to the Michigan All-State

squad ... was selected to play in the Michigan All-Star Game ... team

captured district and conference championships ... listed a game-winning

shot against Ann Arbor Pioneer as well as an 18-point, 10-steal,

nine-assist effort against Dexter as his most memorable games of his

senior season ... high school coach was Robin Raymond ... also played

football for Chelsea and was named first-team all-state as well as

all-conference and all-area ... was named to the Detroit Free-Press’

Dream Team at wide receiver, one of only 22 players recognized ...

additionally, was named the Ronald Holland Award recipient which

is also presented by the Detroit Free Press to the Dream Team member

with the highest grade point average ... academically, was a cum

laude graduate of Chelsea ... a National Honor Society selection who

was named academic all-state ... was an all-conference and all-area

selection junior year when Chelsea was 19-4 and captured district and

conference titles.

Phillips Exeter Academy

Averaged 7.5 points and 5.1 assists during season at the college preparatory

school ... was selected the team’s captain ... Jay Tilton and

Malcolm Wesselink-coached team posted a 17-5 record during the

2007-08 season.

Personal

Nathan Austin Schwarze was born July 26, 1988 in Lansing, Mich. ...

son of Carl and Priscilla Schwarze ... has two younger siblings, Matt

and Krystin ... plans on pursuing a career in business and economics

... Sid Richardson College.

2009-10 Schwarze Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

D 13 Sacramento State 4 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 0/0.0

D 15 Houston Baptist 4 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.5 1 0 0 0 1 0/0.0

Schwarze Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2008-09 22/0 72/3.3 2-6 .333 1-4 .250 1-5 .200 1 6 7 0.3 7/0 8 5 0 2 6/0.3

2009-10 2/0 8/4.0 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 0.5 1/0 1 0 0 2 0/0.0

Totals 24/0 80/3.3 2-7 .286 1-4 .250 1-5 .200 2 6 8 0.3 8/0 9 5 0 4 6/0.3

11 Minutes Played

1.24.09 at UAB

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15 Trey Stanton

Career Highs

23 Points

11.24.09 v Furman

9 FG Made

2.18.09 v UTEP

2.18.09 v Furman

16 FG Attempts

2.28.09 v Houston

4 3-FG Made

2.14.09 at East Carolina

5 FT Made

3.12.09 v Tulsa

7 FT Attempts

11.22.08 v North Florida

3.12.09 v Tulsa

11 Rebounds

2.7.09 at Houston

5 Assists

2.14.09 at East Carolina

3.7.09 v Tulsa

2 Steals

12.22.08 v Oklahoma

11.24.09 v Furman

3 Blocked Shots

1.10.09 at Tulane

2.11.09 v Southern Miss

42 Minutes Played

2.14.09 at East Carolina

Center 6-10 230 Junior 1L Friendswood, Texas Friendswood HS

2009-10

Breakout game against Furman, scoring a career-high 23 points in 77-

65 victory ... was 9-for-15 from the field ... made 1-of-2 three-point

attempts and was 4-for-5 from the line ... also had a season-high nine

rebounds and three assists in the game ... now averaging 8.0 points

and 4.4 rebounds for the season ... began the year by making just 22.2

percent of his field goal attempts (4-for-18) ... against South Alabama,

broke a 65-65 deadlock when he converted a three-point play with 42

seconds to play ... last-minute field goal was one of just two for the

game as he was 2-for-7 from the field.

2008-09

Started 27 games as a sophomore, averaging 8.3 points and a teamleading

5.0 rebounds ... led Rice in rebounding a team-high nine times

during the season ... shot 47.7 percent from the field ... made 16-of-40

three-point attempts during the season (40 percent) ... also led the

team with 22 blocked shots and his 46 assists from the post position

ranked fourth on the team ... was in the tip-off circle for the Owls’

first game played in Tudor Fieldhouse ... began his career at Rice with

a 14-point, 3-rebound, 3-assist performance in the opener against

Portland State ... was 5-for-7 from the field and made all four of his

free throw attempts against the Vikings ... suffered a broken nose in

the Lamar game and wore a protective mask for much of the season

... first game wearing the mask came at Texas where he scored

seven points and had four rebounds in 22 minutes of play ... started

the Owls’ first 10 games then responded with nine rebounds off the

bench against No. 4 Oklahoma ... also had six points and two steals

against the Sooners ... registered a 10-point, seven-rebound effort at

UALR ... was 4-for-5 from the field in road win in Little Rock.

In Conference USA opener at Tulane scored eight points, had seven rebounds

and established a career high with three blocks ... after coming

off the bench the previous five games, scored12 points and had

five rebounds in the Owls’ C-USA home opener against SMU ... started

the final 17 games of the season ... registered career rebounding highs

in two straight games ... had 10 boards in a late January win over East

Carolina ... finished with a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double at

Houston ... was 5-for-11 from the field, had two assists and a block in

first meeting against the Cougars ... in overtime loss at East Carolina,

scored a game-high 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting including a 4-for-6

shooting night from behind the three-point arc ... played a team-high

42 minutes against ECU ... registered second career double-double

with a 20-point, 10-rebound effort in a loss to UTEP ... was 9-of-11

from the field, knocking down 2-of-3 three-pointers and also had an

assist and a block against the Miners ... flushed the first of two dunks in

the game on the Owls’ opening possession en route to a 14-point, sixrebound

game in the Owls’ road win at UCF ... registered an 18-point,

10-rebound double-double in the Owls’ homecourt loss to Houston

... was 7-of-16 from the field and knocked down 2-of-5 three-pointers

against the Cougars ... scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in

a road loss at Marshall ... averaged just six points and four rebounds in

the Owls’ two games at the Conference USA Tournament.

At Navy

Played in all 30 games with 29 starts ... named to the Patriot League

All-Rookie Team ... ranked third on the team in scoring (8.0 ppg) and

second in rebounding (3.9 rpg) ... also led the team in blocked shots

(24), which was the most by a Navy freshman since David Robinson

blocked 37 shots in 1984 ... connected on 35 percent of his 106

three-point attempts and shot 78.4 percent from the free throw line

... scored in double-figures eight times, including five of the first 10

games, and then three of the last seven games ... did not start on

senior night against American, the only game of the year he didn’t

start.

Friendswood High School

The 2006 Friendswood graduate lettered twice in basketball ... had an

outstanding senior season, earning All-Galveston County and All-Gulf

Coast Region honors as a senior ... named MVP of the New Caney

Tournament ... earned all-tournament accolades at the Alvin Lion’s

Club Tournament and was the team MVP during his junior and senior

years ... was 6-foot, 3-inches as a sophomore, but grew six inches over

the next two years ... averaged 16.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 3.1 bpg as a

senior.

Personal

Edward Joseph Stanton III was born Sept. 24, 1987 in Houston, Texas

... son of Edward and Kerry Stanton ... father played football at Louisiana

State (1976-79) and sister, Kelly, played volleyball at Texas A&M ...

kinesiology major ... Jones College.

2009-10 Stanton Game-by-Game

Date Opp Min FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

N 13 Sacramento State 17 1-3 .333 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 0 5 5 5.0 1 2 3 0 2 4/4.0

N 14 South Alabama 19 2-7 .286 0-1 .000 1-1 1.000 3 2 5 5.0 3 0 2 0 3 5/4.5

N 15 Houston Baptist 21 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 6-6 1.000 0 2 2 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 8/5.7

N 19 at Arizona 19 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 3.3 2 1 1 3 0 0/4.3

N 24 Furman 32 9-15 .600 1-2 .500 4-6 .800 2 7 9 4.4 2 3 0 0 2 23/8.0

Stanton Career Statistics

Year G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Off. Def. Tot. Avg. PF/D A TO Blk. Stl. Pts./Avg.

2008-09 32/27 807/25.2 103-216 .477 16-40 .400 43-71 .606 34 127 161 5.0 89/3 46 52 22 8 265/8.3

2009-10 5/0 108/21.6 13-33 .394 2-6 .333 12-14 .857 8 16 22 4.4 8/0 7 6 3 7 40/8.0

Totals 37/27 915/24.7 116-249 .486 18-46 .391 55-85 .647 40 143 183 4.9 97/3 53 58 25 15 305/8.2

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Rice Basketball Results

Record Overall Home Away Neutral

All Games 4-1 4-0 0-1 0-0

Conference USA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Non-Conference 3-1 3-0 0-1 0-0

Date Opponent Result Att. High Points High Rebounds High Assists High Steals

Nov. 13 SACRAMENTO STATE W, 81-51 1,631 18-Frizzelle 8-Kuipers 5-Jackson 3-Jackson

Nov. 14 SOUTH ALABAMA W, 71-69 1,714 18-Jackson 7-Ghoram 3-Ghoram, Frizzelle 3-Stanton

Nov. 15 HOUSTON BAPTIST W, 60-46 1,745 10-Jackson, Braimoh 7-Kuipers 4-Frizzelle 3-Jackson

Nov. 19 at Arizona L, 66-49 13,531 13-Kazemi 10-Kazemi 2-Ghoram 2-Jackson

Nov. 24 FURMAN W, 77-65 1,791 23- Stanton 9--Kazemi, Stanton 4-Jackson 2-4 Players

Nov. 13-15

Rice Basketball Challenge presented by Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medical Center; Houston, Texas

Attendance Games Total Avg./Game

Home 4 6,881 1,720

Away 1 13,531 13,531

Total 5 20,412 4,082

Rice Points-Rebounds-Assists

1 3 4 5 11 12 13

Date Opponent Result Schwarze Jackson Frizzelle Herndon Braimoh Beasley Pirri

Nov. 13 SACRAMENTO STATE W, 81-51 0-1-1 3-1-5 18-2-3 7-2-0 10-7-2 4-1-0 DNP

Nov. 14 SOUTH ALABAMA W, 71-69 DNP 18-4-2 17-3-3 0-0-0 4-3-2 DNP DNP

Nov. 15 HOUSTON BAPTIST W, 60-46 0-0-0 10-6-1 9-0-4 3-4-1 10-4-0 2-3-0 DNP

Nov. 19 at Arizona L, 66-49 DNP 11-3-1 7-3-0 2-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 DNP

Nov. 24 FURMAN W, 77-65 DNP 10-5-4 9-0-2 3-0-0 8-7-0 3-0-0 DNP

14 15 20 21 22 23 33

Date Opponent Result Kazemi Stanton Kuipers Eversley Holland Edomwonyi Ghoram

Nov. 13 SACRAMENTO STATE W, 81-51 10-4-2 4-5-2 12-8-0 0-2-0 5-1-4 0-0-0 8-2-2

Nov. 14 SOUTH ALABAMA W, 71-69 2-3-0 5-5-0 11-4-0 DNP 0-0-0 DNP 14-7-3

Nov. 15 HOUSTON BAPTIST W, 60-46 6-4-0 8-2-1 2-7-1 0-0-0 5-1-0 0-1-0 5-1-0

Nov. 19 at Arizona L, 66-49 13-10-1 0-1-1 9-8-0 DNP 0-0-0 DNP 7-7-2

Nov. 24 FURMAN W, 77-65 5-9-0 23-9-3 5-1-2 DNP 5-0-3 DNP 9-0-3

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Rice Basketball Statistics

No Player G/GS Min/Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. OFF DEF TOT Avg. PF/DQ A TO BL ST PTS/Avg.

4 Connor Frizzelle 5/5 157/31.4 22-48 .458 12-22 .545 4-4 1.000 0 8 8 1.6 12/0 12 11 0 3 60/12.0

3 Tamir Jackson 5/5 168/33.6 17-53 .321 1-16 .063 17-21 .810 2 17 19 3.8 9/0 13 19 0 12 52/10.4

33 Lawrence Ghoram 5/5 128/25.6 12-33 .364 4-7 .571 15-20 .750 4 13 17 3.4 13/0 10 4 2 3 43/8.6

15 Trey Stanton 5/0 108/21.6 13-33 .394 2-6 .333 12-14 .857 6 16 22 4.4 8/0 7 6 3 7 40/8.0

20 Lucas Kuipers 5/5 117/23.4 14-39 .359 7-23 .304 4-4 1.000 8 20 28 5.6 12/0 3 5 1 0 39/7.8

14 Arsalan Kazemi 5/0 92/18.4 12-22 .545 0-0 .000 12-16 .750 14 16 30 6.0 17/0 3 8 5 4 36/7.2

11 Suleiman Braimoh 5/5 75/15.0 13-21 .619 0-0 .000 6-8 .750 15 8 23 4.6 6/0 4 2 4 3 32/6.4

22 A.J. Holland 5/0 62/12.4 4-11 .364 2-7 .286 5-7 .714 0 2 2 0.4 3/0 7 6 2 4 15/3.0

5 Emerson Herndon 5/0 36/7.2 4-10 .400 0-0 .000 4-7 .571 4 6 10 2.0 4/0 1 2 1 2 12/2.4

12 Bryan Beasley 4/0 35/8.8 3-10 .300 1-5 .200 2-4 .500 1 4 5 1.3 2/0 0 2 0 1 9/2.3

23 E. Edomwonyi 2/0 5/2.5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 0 1 1 0.5 1/0 0 1 0 0 0/0.0

21 Chris Eversley 2/0 9/4.5 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.0 0/0 0 3 0 1 0/0.0

1 Nate Schwarze 2/0 8/4.0 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 0.5 1/0 1 0 0 2 0/0.0

Team 11 9 20 1

Team Toals 5 1000 114-282 .404 29-87 .333 81-106 .764 66 122 188 37.6 88/0 61 70 18 42 338/67.6

Opponent 5 1000 104-274 .380 27-93 .290 62-89 .697 64 116 180 36.0 93/0 57 82 16 36 297/59.4

Team Statistics Rice Opponents

Scoring 338 297

Points Per Game 67.6 59.4

Scoring Margin +8.2

FG-FGA 114-282 104-274

FG Pct. .404 .380

3-Point FG-FGA 29-87 27-93

3 FG Pct. .333 .290

3 FG Made per Game 5.8 5.4

FT-FTA 81-106 62-89

FT Pct. .764 .697

FT Made Per Game 16.2 12.4

Rebounds 188 180

Rebounds Per Game 37.6 36.0

Rebounding Margin +1.6

Assists 61 57

Assists Per Game 12.2 11.4

Turnovers 70 82

Turnovers Per Game 14.0 16.4

Turnover Margin +2.4

Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.9 0.7

Steals 42 36

Steals Per Game 8.4 7.2

Blocks 18 16

Blocks Per Game 3.6 3.2

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Rice 166 172 338

Opponents 130 167 297

22 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


Rice Game-by-Game

Date Team FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. O D REB PF-D A TO BL ST PTS 1st-2nd

N 13 Sacramento St. 18-53 .340 6-23 .261 9-14 .643 8 20 28 19-0 12 18 2 9 51 22-29

Rice 27-55 .491 11-23 .478 16-22 .727 12 28 40 23-0 10 15 1 8 71 34-47

N 14 South Alabama 23-58 .397 5-16 .313 18-25 .720 17 22 39 24-0 9 12 5 11 69 27-42

Rice 22-51 .431 9-17 .529 18-26 .692 12 22 34 23-0 10 15 1 8 71 38-33

N 15 Houston Baptist 16-51 .314 2-17 .118 12-19 .632 16 30 46 17-0 7 22 2 1 46 18-28

Rice 18-58 .310 3-16 .188 21-25 .840 14 24 38 19-0 8 11 5 7 60 35-25

N 19 Rice 18-63 .286 2-18 .111 11-12 .917 17 24 41 15-0 5 19 5 5 49 20-29

Arizona 27-60 .450 7-19 .368 5-10 .500 12 27 39 14-0 21 17 3 11 66 33-33

N 24 Furman 20-52 .385 7-18 .389 18-21 .857 11 17 28 19-0 8 13 4 4 65 30-35

Rice 29-55 .527 4-13 .308 15-21 .714 11 24 35 18-0 17 9 5 10 77 39-38

Rice Starters & More Numbers

Second Fast Starting Lineup

Date Opponent T/O Chance Paint Break Bench Ties Leads Leads Overcome F F G G G

N 13 Sacramento St. 14 11 24 0 30 0 0 Kuipers Braimoh Jackson Frizzelle Ghoram

N 14 South Alabama 12 6 20 2 7 1 1 trailed by 2 /1st-17:01 Kuipers Braimoh Jackson Frizzelle Ghoram

N 15 Houston Baptist 20 8 16 2 24 3 1 trailed by 2 /1st-18:54 Kuipers Braimoh Jackson Frizzelle Ghoram

N 19 at Arizona 16 15 28 0 15 0 0 Kuipers Braimoh Jackson Frizzelle Ghoram

N 24 Furman 15 12 36 6 36 0 0 Kuipers Braimoh Jackson Frizzelle Ghoram

Totals 77 52 124 10 112 4 2

Avg/Game 15.4 10.4 24.8 2.0 22.4 0.8 0.4

Opp Totals 55 54 104 14 90 5 1

Avg/Game 11.0 10.8 20.8 2.8 18.0 1.0 0.2

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^Led Rice in Scoring

Tamir Jackson 2

Suleiman Braimoh 1

Connor Frizzelle 1

Arsalan Kazemi 1

Trey Stanton 1

^Led Rice in Rebounding

Arsalan Kazemi 2

Lucas Kuipers 2

Lawrence Ghoram 1

Trey Stanton 1

^Led Rice in Assists

Connor Frizzelle 2

Lawrence Ghoram 2

Tamir Jackson 2

Double-Figure Scoring Games

Tamir Jackson 4

Suleiman Braimoh 2

Connor Frizzelle 2

Arsalan Kazemi 2

Lucas Kuipers 2

Lawrence Ghoram 1

Trey Stanton 1

Total 14

20-Point Scoring Games

Trey Stanton 1

Total 1

Double-Figure Rebounding Games

Arsalan Kazemi 1

Total 1

Double-Doubles

Arsalan Kazemi 1

Total 1

OR Leading to Points

Suleiman Braimoh 6

Arsalan Kazemi 6

Lucas Kuipers 3

Emerson Herndon 2

Trey Stanton 2

Lawrence Ghoram 1

Tamir Jackson 1

Nate Schwarze 1

Team 3

Total 25

Second-Chance Points

Suleiman Braimoh 12

Trey Stanton 9

Arsalan Kazemi 8

Emerson Herndon 5

Tamir Jackson 4

Lucas Kuipers 5

Lawrence Ghoram 4

Connor Frizzelle 3

Rice Total 50

Opponent Total 54

BLOCKS LEADING TO

CHANGE OF POSSESSION

Suleiman Braimoh 2

A.J. Holland 2

Arsalan Kazemi 2

Trey Stanton 2

Lawrence Ghoram 1

Lucas Kuipers 1

Total 10

Miscellaneous Statistics

Scored the Owls’ First Points

Suleiman Braimoh 2

Lucas Kuipers 2

Lawrence Ghoram 1

^Owls’ First Subsitution

Trey Stanton 4

Arsalan Kazemi 2

Trey Stanton 1

Free Throws Last 4 minutes/OT

Games Decided by 10 Points or Fewer

Trey Stanton 1-1 1.000

Lawrence Ghoram 3-4 .750

Rice Total 4-5 .800

Bench Points

Trey Stanton 40

Arsalan Kazemi 39

A.J. Holland 15

Emerson Herndon 12

Bryan Beasley 9

Rice Total 115

Opponents 90

CHARGES

Lawrence Ghoram 1

Total 1

FLOOR BURNS

Lawrence Ghoram 3

Tamir Jackson 2

Bryan Beasley 1

Suleiman Braimoh 1

Arsalan Kazemi 1

Lucas Kuipers 1

Trey Stanton 1

Total 10

DEFLECTIONS

Trey Stanton 4

Suleiman Braimoh 3

Arsalan Kazemi 3

Lucas Kuipers 2

Connor Frizzelle 2

Lawrence Ghoram 2

Tamir Jackson 2

Eghoesa Edomwonyi 1

A.J. Holland 1

Total 20

^Denotes Includes Co-Leaders

*

Denotes Multiple Substitutions

Included

Owls’ Record When ...

Overall 4-1

Conference USA Games 0-0

White Uniforms 3-0

Blue Uniforms 0-1

Gray Uniforms 1-0

At Home 4-0

On the Road 0-1

Neutral Site 0-0

Coming Off A Win 2-1

Coming Off A Loss 1-0

With Two or More Practice Days to Prepare 2-1

With One Day Between Games 0-0

Playing the Next Day Following a Game 2-0

Games Decided by 3 Points or Fewer 1-0

Games Decided by 4-9 Points 0-0

Games Decided by 10 Points or More 3-1

Overtime 0-0

Rice Scores First 3-0

Leads at the Half 4-0

Trails at the Half 0-1

Tied at the Half 0-0

Leads with 10 Minutes to Play 4-0

Trails with 10 Minutes to Play 0-1

Tied with 10 Minutes to Play 0-0

Leads with 5 Minutes to Play 4-0

Trails with 5 Minutes to Play 0-1

Tied with 5 Minutes to Play 0-0

Rice Shoots 50% or Better 1-0

Opponent Shoots 50% or Better 0-0

Rice Shoots Better Than Opponent 3-0

Rice Outrebounds Opponent 2-1

Opponent Outrebounds Rice 2-0

Rebounds are the Same 0-0

Rice Shoots 70% or Better at the Line 3-1

Rice Shoots More Free Throws Than Opponent 3-1

Opponent Shoots More Free Throws Than Rice 0-0

Free Throw Attempts are the Same 1-0

Rice Commits Fewer Turnovers Than Opponent 2-0

Rice Commits More Turnovers Than Opponent 2-1

Turnovers are the Same 0-0

When Rice Bench Outscores Opponent’s Bench 3-1

Rice Scores 100+ 0-0

Rice Scores 90-99 0-0

Rice Scores 80-89 1-0

Rice Scores 70-79 2-0

Rice Scores Less Than 70 1-1

Opponent Scores 100+ 0-0

Opponent Scores 90-99 0-0

Opponent Scores 80-89 0-0

Opponent Scores 70-79 0-0

Opponent Scores Less Than 70 4-1

Afternoon Games 1-0

Evening Games (5 p.m. or Later Starts) 3-1

Televised On CBS College 0-0

Televised on Comcast 0-0

Games in November 4-1

Games in December 0-0

Games in January 0-0

Games in February 0-0

Games in March 0-0

24 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


Game 1 Game 2

Sacramento State Hornets 51

Rice Owls 81

Tudor Fieldhouse•Houston, Texas•Nov. 13, 2009

Sacramento State 51 l 0-1

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

5 John Dickson 5-10 3-6 1-1 1 4 14 1 2 2 1 25

40 Justin Eller 2-5 0-0 3-4 2 0 7 0 2 0 0 26

14 Mike Marcial 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 21

21 Sultan Toiles-Bey 1-9 0-5 4-5 5 0 6 2 1 0 4 26

22 Antonio Flaggs 1-6 1-4 0-0 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 16

10 Jonathan Malloy 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 13

12 Jared Stigall 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 17

15 Dani Lopez 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 4 2 0 3 0 0 12

23 Domineek Daniel 3-9 1-3 0-2 3 2 7 3 3 0 1 19

32 Michael Selling 3-5 0-1 0-0 5 4 6 0 3 0 0 20

34 Brad Johnstin 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5

TOTALS 20-52 6-20 6-10 28 15 52 9 18 1 6 200

FG Percentage - 34.0•3FG Percentage - 26.1•FT Percentage - 64.3

South Alabama Jaguars 69

Rice Owls 71

Tudor Fieldhouse•Houston, Texas•Nov. 14, 2009

South Alabama 69 l 1-1

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

1 Martino Brock 6-9 0-1 3-5 11 3 15 2 1 2 2 27

11 Philip Tabet 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 14

3 Bryan Sherrer 4-5 4-4 2-2 4 1 14 0 1 0 1 35

10 Raymond Sims 1-3 0-1 0-0 2 4 2 1 4 0 1 13

33 Tim Williams 2-12 0-3 6-9 5 2 10 1 0 0 1 30

2 Charles Tabet 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2

4 LaShun Watson 2-10 0-4 0-0 6 1 4 1 0 0 1 24

5 Allyn Cooks 4-8 1-2 5-6 0 3 14 3 0 0 3 27

22 Gary Redus 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 7

24 DeAndre Hersey 0-1 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 7

32 Javier Carter 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 14

TOTALS 23-58 5-16 18-25 39 24 69 9 12 5 11 200

FG Percentage - 39.7•3FG Percentage - 31.3•FT Percentage - 72.0

Rice 81 l 1-0

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

11 Suleiman Braimoh 5-5 0-0 0-2 7 0 10 2 1 0 0 15

20 Lucas Kuipers 5-8 2-5 0-0 8 3 12 0 2 0 0 24

3 Tamir Jackson 1-7 1-3 0-0 1 1 3 5 4 0 3 24

4 Connor Frizzelle 7-10 4-5 0-0 2 3 18 3 1 0 0 28

33 Lawrence Ghoram 2-7 1-1 3-4 2 2 8 2 0 0 1 22

1 Nate Schwarze 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4

5 Emerson Herndon 2-2 0-0 3-4 2 1 7 0 0 1 1 9

12 Bryan Beasley 1-4 1-3 1-2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 11

14 Arsalan Kazemi 2-5 0-0 6-6 4 2 10 2 1 0 2 20

15 Trey Stanton 1-3 1-3 1-2 5 1 4 2 3 0 2 17

21 Chris Eversley 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 7

22 A.J. Holland 1-2 1-2 2-2 1 0 5 4 1 1 1 16

23 Egheosa Edomwonyi 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

TOTALS 27-55 11-23 16-22 40 13 81 21 16 2 12 200

FG Percentage - 49.1•3FG Percentage - 47.8•FT Percentage - 72.7

Officials: Brent Meaux, Troy Raymond, Rodrick Dixon

Attendance: 1,631

Sacramento State 22 29 - 51

Rice 34 47 - 81

Game Notes

u Rice opened at home for the second straight year against a Big Sky Conference opponent

(the Owls opened Tudor Fieldhouse last year against Portland State). The Owls won an

opener for the first time since a 118-66 victory over Paul Quinn College to start the 2006-07

season. Rice is now 54-42 in season openers.

u The Owls improved to 36-12 in season openers played at home.

u Connor Frizzelle began his sophomore season by equaling a career high for field goals

made with seven Frizzelle scored a team-high 18 points, going 7-for-10 from the field including

a 4-for-5 performance from behind the arc.

u Arsalan Kazemi scored 10 points, had two assists and two steals in 20 minutes off the

bench in his collegiate debut.

u Rice began the season with a 13-0 run which included a pair of three-pointers by Frizzelle

and another trey by Tamir Jackson.

u With Rice playing three games in 72 hours of play, no Rice player reached 30 minutes

of playing time. Frizzelle played a team-high 28 minutes. Both Kuipers and Tamir Jackson

played 24 minutes.

Rice 71 l 2-0

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

11 Suleiman Braimoh 2-5 0-0 0-0 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 19

20 Lucas Kuipers 4-7 3-5 0-0 4 4 11 0 0 0 0 27

3 Tamir Jackson 6-15 0-4 6-9 4 2 18 2 3 0 2 38

4 Connor Frizzelle 6-10 5-5 0-0 3 4 17 3 4 0 0 40

33 Lawrence Ghoram 2-4 1-1 9-12 7 4 14 3 2 1 2 32

5 Emerson Herndon 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

14 Arsalan Kazemi 0-2 0-0 2-4 3 3 2 0 3 0 1 15

15 Trey Stanton 2-7 0-1 1-1 5 3 5 0 2 0 3 19

22 A.J. Holland 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8

TOTALS 22-51 9-17 18-26 34 23 71 10 15 1 8 200

FG Percentage - 43.1•3FG Percentage - 52.9•FT Percentage - 69.2

Officials: Steve Welmer, Brent Meaux, Dan Chrisman

Attendance: 1,714

South Alabama 27 42 - 69

Rice Owls 38 33 - 71

Game Notes

u After scoring just three points (he made his first collegiate field goal attempt, a threepointer

but went 1-for-7 on the night), Tamir Jackson scored a game-high 18 points in the

Owls win over South Alabama.

u Jackson was 6-for-15 from the field, had four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

u Connor Frizzelle played all 40 minutes of the South Alabama game. Tamir Jackson

played 38 minutes including all but three seconds of the second half.

u Rice held an 11-point lead at the half as as many as 13 points in the second period.

u South Alabama came back to tie the game at 59-59 with 4:19 to play and knotted the

score at 65-65 with a minute to play.

u Trey Stanton drove inside and was fouled while converting a layup with 42 seconds to

play. Stannton’s free throw gave the Owls a 68-65 lead and after a missed three-pointer by

USA’s Tim Williams, Lawrence Ghoram knocked down a pair of free throws with 12 seconds

left to give Rice a two-possession lead.

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Game 3

Houston Baptist Huskies 46

Rice Owls 60

Tudor Fieldhouse•Houston, Texas•Nov. 15, 2009

Houston Baptist 46 l 0-3

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

31 Andrew Gonzalez 5-10 0-3 4-4 4 2 14 0 3 0 1 34

45 Mario Flaherty 2-7 0-0 2-2 10 3 6 1 4 1 0 31

44 Damian Lewis 1-2 0-0 2-3 3 4 4 0 2 1 0 16

12 Michael Moss 0-5 0-3 1-2 5 2 1 0 3 0 0 28

20 Wendell Preadom 2-7 0-2 0-2 4 3 4 3 4 0 0 31

3 Ben Daniels 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4

4 Remy Boswell 1-3 0-0 3-4 5 2 5 0 2 0 0 14

5 Miles Sixon 1-4 0-1 0-0 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 14

13 Fred Hinnenkamp 1-7 0-4 0-2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 15

15 Shawn Echols 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3

32 Kris Roy 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 10

TOTALS 16-51 2-17 12-19 46 17 46 7 22 2 1 200

FG Percentage - 31.4•3FG Percentage - 11.8•FT Percentage - 63.2

Rice 60 l 3-0

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

11 Suleiman Braimoh 2-5 0-0 6-6 4 1 10 0 0 1 0 17

20 Lucas Kuipers 1-7 0-3 0-0 7 2 2 1 1 1 0 22

3 Tamir Jackson 3-9 0-3 4-5 6 3 10 1 2 0 3 33

4 Connor Frizzelle 2-9 1-4 4-4 0 1 9 4 2 0 1 30

33 Lawrence Ghoram 2-4 1-2 0-0 1 3 5 0 0 1 0 18

1 Nate Schwarze 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4

5 Emerson Herndon 1-5 0-0 1-2 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 8

12 Bryan Beasley 1-5 0-0 1-2 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 8

14 Arsalan Kazemi 3-6 0-0 0-1 4 4 6 0 1 1 1 16

15 Trey Stanton 1-5 0-0 6-6 2 0 8 1 0 0 0 21

21 Chris Eversley 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

22 A.J. Holland 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 1 5 0 2 1 1 14

23 Egheosa Edomwonyi 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 18-58 3-16 21-25 38 19 60 8 11 5 7 200

FG Percentage - 31.0•3FG Percentage - 18.8•FT Percentage - 84.0

Officials: Mike Wood, Rick Randall, Hal Lusk

Attendance: 1745

Houston Baptist 18 28 - 46

Rice Owls 35 25 - 60

Game Notes

u Rice won its third game in three days. It was the first time Rice had opened at home

with three games in 72 hours.

u The Owls led 35-18 at the break before shooting just 27 percent from the field in the

second half.

u

Rice would convert on 21-of-25 free throw attempts (84 percent).

u Rice held an 11-point lead at the half as as many as 13 points in the second period.

u Sophomore guard Connor Frizzelle averaged 14.7 points en route to being named the

Most Valuable Player of the Rice Basketball Challenge presented by Holiday Inn & Suites

Medical Center.

u Freshman Tamir Jackson was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 10.3

points an outing in the tournament. Rounding out the all-tournament team wreTim Williams

and Martino Brock of South Alabama along with Sacramento State’s John Dickson and

Houston Baptist’s Mario Flaherty.

Game 4

Rice Owls 49

Arizona Wildcats 66

Olson Court, McKale Center•Tucson, Ariz.•Nov. 19, 2009

Rice 49 l 3-1

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

11 Suleiman Braimoh 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 10

20 Lucas Kuipers 2-12 1-7 4-4 8 1 9 0 1 0 0 28

3 Tamir Jackson 4-15 0-5 3-3 3 2 11 1 6 0 2 37

4 Connor Frizzelle 3-12 1-5 0-0 3 2 7 0 2 0 1 32

33 Lawrence Ghoram 3-11 0-1 1-2 7 1 7 2 2 0 0 32

5 Emerson Herndon 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 12

12 Bryan Beasley 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4

14 Arsalan Kazemi 5-7 0-0 3-3 10 4 13 1 1 2 0 24

15 Trey Stanton 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 1 1 3 0 19

22 A.J. Holland 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

TOTALS 18-63 2-18 11-12 41 15 49 5 19 5 5 200

FG Percentage - 31.4•3FG Percentage - 11.8•FT Percentage - 63.2

Arizona 66 l 2-0

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

23 Derrick Williams 5-10 0-1 0-0 6 0 10 2 0 2 0 29

42 Jamelle Horne 5-11 2-5 1-4 7 3 13 2 6 1 1 30

44 Solomon Hill 6-11 0-1 0-0 3 3 12 2 2 0 0 24

13 Nic Wise 6-10 3-4 0-0 3 0 15 7 5 0 5 35

24 Brendon Lavender 0-3 0-3 2-2 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 27

1 Kyryl Natyazhko 0-3 0-0 0-0 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 11

12 Lamont Jones 3-8 0-2 2-4 4 3 8 3 1 0 3 21

20 Dondre Wise 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

21 Kyle Fogg 2-4 2-3 0-0 4 2 6 2 0 0 0 18

33 D.J. Shumpert 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

50 Alex Jacobson 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 27-60 7-19 5-10 39 14 66 21 17 3 11 200

FG Percentage - 45.0•3FG Percentage - 36.8•FT Percentage - 50.0

Officials: Scott Thornley, Kerry Sitton, Steve Pyatt

Attendance: 13,531

Rice Owls 20 29 - 49

Arizona Wildcats 33 33 - 66

Game Notes

u Rice missed its first seven shots including a couple offensive putbacks as Arizona

jumped out to a 9-0 lead. The Owls did not score until Lucas Kuipers converted a pair of free

throws at the 14:40 mark. Rice did not score from the field until a Arsalan Kazemi jumper

with 13:57 to play in the period.

u Rice shot just 19.4 percent from the field in the first half (6-of-31).

u Arizona had as much as an 18-point lead in the first half (24-6 with six minutes to play

in the period).

u The Owls got back into the game in the second half, utilizing an 11-3 run to close the

gap to six-points, 44-38, with 12:49 to play. The Owls’ rally was capped by a three-pointer by

Connor Frizzelle then another Frizzelle basket on the next Rice possession.

u After having its lead cut to six, Arizona scored the next six points capped by a Derrick

Williams dunk to give the Wildcats a 52-40 lead with 10:12 to play.

u Arsalan Kazemi recorded his first career double-double with a 13-point, 10-rebound

effort. Kazemi also had two blocks and a steal in the game.

u The game was the first in a home-and-home series between the two schools. Prior to

the contest, Rice and Arizona had never met on the basketball court.

26 l Texas at Rice l November 29, 2009 l Tudor Fieldhouse l Houston, Texas


Game 5

Furman Paladins 65

Rice Owls 77

Tudor Fieldhouse•Houston, Texas•Nov. 24, 2009

Furman 65 l 3-1

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

24 Brandon Sebirumbi 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 4 2 0 3 1 0 21

31 Amu Saaka 4-10 0-2 10-13 6 3 18 0 0 0 0 33

34 Colin Reddick 1-6 0-0 0-0 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 17

1 Justin Dehm 4-9 3-7 0-0 1 1 11 2 0 0 0 26

11 Jordan Miller 5-11 2-4 4-4 4 1 16 1 4 0 1 29

2 Neil Duval 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7

4 Noah States 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7

5 Darryl Evans 3-4 1-2 2-2 5 1 9 3 0 0 0 25

32 Bryson Barnes 2-6 1-3 2-2 1 4 7 2 4 3 2 21

50 Chris Toler 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 14

TOTALS 20-52 7-18 18-21 28 19 65 8 13 4 4 200

FG Percentage - 38.5•3FG Percentage - 38.9•FT Percentage - 85.7

Rice 77 l 4-1

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

11 Suleiman Braimoh 4-6 0-0 0-0 7 3 8 0 0 3 2 14

20 Lucas Kuipers 2-5 1-3 0-0 1 2 5 2 1 0 0 16

3 Tamir Jackson 3-7 0-1 4-4 5 1 10 4 4 0 2 36

4 Connor Frizzelle 4-7 1-3 0-0 0 2 9 2 2 0 1 27

33 Lawrence Ghoram 3-7 1-2 2-2 0 3 9 3 0 0 0 24

5 Emerson Herndon 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

12 Bryan Beasley 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 7

14 Arsalan Kazemi 2-2 0-0 1-2 9 4 5 0 2 2 0 17

15 Trey Stanton 9-15 1-2 4-5 9 2 23 3 0 0 2 32

22 A.J. Holland 1-5 0-2 3-5 0 1 5 3 0 0 2 22

TOTALS 29-55 4-13 15-21 35 18 77 17 9 5 10 200

FG Percentage - 52.7•3FG Percentage - 30.8•FT Percentage - 71.4

Officials: Steve Welmer, Rick Crawford, Randy Heimerman

Attendance: 1,791

Furman 30 35 - 65

Rice Owls 39 38 - 77

Game Notes

u Rice junior center Trey Stanton established a new scoring high, finishing with 23 points

on 9-for-15 shooting. Stanton was 1-for-2 from three-point range and knocked down 4-of-5

free throw attempts. He also grabbed nine rebounds and had three assists. Stanton’s previous

scoring high was 21 points since the previous season at East Carolina.

u Lawrence Ghoram knocked down a three-pointer on the Owls’ first possession of the

game and the squad would never trail. Rice built as much as a 17-point lead in the first

half.

u Rice led 39-30 at halftime and Furman would cut the lead to as few as five points, 44-

39 with 16:14 to play. Suleiman Braimoh would score inside on the Owls’ next possession

and after a missed Paladin three-pointer, Braimoh punctuated a fast break with a dunk off a

Tamir Jackson pass to extend the Rice lead to 48-39.

u A Stanton putback dunk sparked a 10-0 Rice run midway through the second half that

stretched the Owls’ lead to 65-45 with 8:26 to play.

u Rice freshman point guard A.J. Holland received his most extensive playing time thus

far in the season and responded with five points and three assists. Holland was playing with

his father, longtime assistant coach James Holland on hand to see his son play at the collegiate

level for the first time.

u Freshman Arsalan Kazemi followed up his first double-figure rebounding game (10

at Arizona) with nine boards in the Owls’ win over Furman. Kazemi had four offensive rebounds

with two leading to putback baskets including a dunk.

u Rice shot better than 50 percent from the field for the first time during the season (52.7

percent). The Owls’ 17 assists were alson an early-season high.

last meeting

Rice Owls 56

Texas Longhorns 77

Frank Erwin Center•Austin, Texas•Nov. 30, 2008

Rice 56

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

15 Trey Stanton 2-4 0-0 3-5 4 3 7 1 1 1 1 22

43 Aleks Perka 1-3 0-0 0-0 4 3 2 1 1 2 0 14

4 Connor Frizzelle 2-12 1-5 2-2 1 0 7 0 1 0 0 25

21 Rodney Foster 2-9 2-5 1-2 1 0 7 1 1 0 2 29

32 Cory Pflieger 2-10 1-8 1-1 8 2 6 3 1 0 0 34

1 Nate Schwarze 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

5 Emerson Herndon 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

11 Suleiman Braimoh 2-3 0-0 0-0 6 4 4 1 2 1 1 13

12 Bryan Beasley 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 19

20 Lucas Kuipers 7-11 4-6 1-2 3 2 19 1 3 0 1 27

33 Lawrence Ghoram 1-5 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 13

TOTALS 19-57 8-25 10-14 33 16 56 11 13 4 5 200

FG Percentage - 33.3•3FG Percentage - 32.0•FT Percentage - 71.4

Texas 77

No Name FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP A TO BL ST MIN

5 Damion James 3-8 0-1 6-9 5 2 12 2 3 1 2 26

32 Connor Atchley 4-8 2-4 1-1 2 4 11 1 0 1 0 25

34 Dexter Pittman 1-3 0-0 4-4 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 8

3 A.J. Abrams 4-6 1-3 1-2 0 4 10 2 0 0 0 24

24 Justin Mason 4-10 2-6 4-6 6 1 14 4 3 0 3 34

1 Gary Johnson 6-10 0-1 0-0 8 0 12 0 0 1 2 30

4 Dogus Balbay 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 4 4 0 1 3 23

21 Matt Hill 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4

50 Varez Ward 3-7 0-1 2-2 3 2 8 2 2 1 0 23

53 Clint Chapman 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

TOTALS 27-55 5-16 18-24 38 17 77 15 8 7 10 200

FG Percentage - 49.1•3FG Percentage - 31.3•FT Percentage - 75.0

Officials: Steve Welmer, Rick Hartzel, Patrick Adams

Attendance: 11,651

Rice Owls 30 26 - 56

Texas 37 40 - 77

Game Notes

uLucas Kuipers scored a career-high 19 points, knocking down 4-of-6 three-pointers while

going 7-of-11 from the field. Kuipers made all five of his first half field goal attempts, including

four three-pointers. Texas held the rookie to 2-for-6 shooting in the second half and no

three-point baskets.

uRice outrebounded Texas 17-15 in the first half. The Owls’ eight offensive boards in the

period led to 12, second chance points.

uCory Pflieger led Rice with a season-high eight rebounds, including three offensive boards

which led to second-chance points.

uThree-pointers by Lucas Kuipers gave Rice a lead twice midway through the first half. The

Owls trailed 37-30 at the break but had an opportunity to go to intermission with the margin

much less. After Rodney Foster cut the Longhorns’ lead to 34-30 with a three-pointer at the

2:31 mark, Texas turned the ball over three times in the final 2:30 but Rice missed its final

four shots of the half. Justin Mason’s three-pointer with six seconds left gave the Horns a

seven-point lead at the end of the first half.

uThe Owls traveled to Austin for the first time since both Texas and Rice were members

of the Southwest Conference. Rice defeated UT 80-69 on Jan. 6, 1996 in its previous game

played in the Frank Erwin Center.

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