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2019 Schedule
7-12, 10th in C-USA

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College basketball isn't that far off. And to get you set for the season -- as well as for holiday viewing plans -- ESPN unveiled the brackets for six holiday tournaments. The MGM Main Event will take place on Nov. 20-22.

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Evans to follow Rhoades from Rice to VCU

Rice sit-out transfer Marcus Evans has committed to VCU, where his former coach with the Owls, Mike Rhoades, has been hired.

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673dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Rhoades set to replace Wade as coach at VCU

Mike Rhoades says he is leaving Rice to take the head-coaching job at VCU, where he was an assistant under Shaka Smart for five seasons.

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874dBrett McMurphy and Jake Trotter

Sources: Big 12 cuts expansion list to at least 12

Sources told ESPN the Big 12 has cut its list of candidates to at least 12 schools: Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU, Temple and Tulane.

Rice stuns New Mexico with win

New Mexico tried to call a timeout with 0.1 seconds left, but they didn't have any remaining. Rice then broke the tie on a technical free throw for a 90-89 win. Box score

Cal rolls over Rice in opener (0:44)

Final: Rice 82, North Texas 54

The Owls pounced on the Mean Green 44-24 in the second half to advance past the opening round. Marcus Jackson scored a game-high 28 on 10-for-14 shooting, including 4-for-6 from 3. No. 9 Rice will play top-seeded Louisiana Tech Thursday in the quarterfinals.

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1737dDana O'Neil

Look back, look ahead: Conference USA

The reality that was for Conference USA this past season remains the reality the league must change for the upcoming season.The conference, done in by realignment, has the reputation of being a way station or purgatory instead of a landing place.

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SMU to play in Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve

With five bowl-eligible teams, Conference USA has announced its contingency plan heading into the league's championship game this Saturday. And, under both scenarios, the SMU Mustangs will be playing in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.3
Rebounds Per Game37.1
Assists Per Game13.6
Points Allowed79.2328th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-5
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4