EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed former Dallas Cowboys running back Rod Smith.
The Giants announced the signing Wednesday, putting Smith in a crowded backfield to...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jon Elmore had 32 points as Marshall beat Rice 82-65 in the Conference USA Tournament first round on Wednesday night.
Elmore shot 10 for 13 from the floor, including 6...
Marshall faces Rice in CUSA tourney
No. 11 seed Rice (13-18, 8-10) vs. No. 6 seed Marshall (18-13, 11-7)
Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
Davis scores 28 to carry Charlotte over Rice 78-70
HOUSTON (AP) — Jon Davis had 28 points as Charlotte topped Rice 78-70 on Saturday night.
Malik Martin had 16 points for Charlotte (8-21, 5-13 Conference USA). Dravon Mangum added 11 points....
Rice looks to extend streak vs Charlotte
Charlotte (7-21, 4-13) vs. Rice (13-17, 8-9)
Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Rice looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Peterson posted 15 points on perfect 6-for-6 shooting, including three 3-pointers, as Rice beat Charlotte 79-70 on Wednesday night.
Charlotte seeks revenge on Rice
Rice (12-17, 7-9) vs. Charlotte (7-20, 4-12)
Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte seeks revenge on Rice after dropping the...
HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Millora-Brown had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rice to a 67-61 win over Middle Tennessee on Sunday.
Drew Peterson had 16 points for Rice (12-17, 7-9 Conference...
Martin scores 23 to carry Rice over UTEP 85-81 in 2OT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Robert Martin had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Rice edged UTEP 85-81 in double overtime on Saturday night.
Nigel Hawkins hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left in the...
UTEP looks for home win vs Rice
Rice (10-17, 5-9) vs. UTEP (8-17, 3-11)
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UTEP looks for its seventh straight win over Rice at Don Haskins Center....
Andrews scores 25 to carry FIU past Rice 86-65
MIAMI (AP) — Devon Andrews had 25 points as Florida International romped past Rice 86-65 on Thursday night.
Brian Beard Jr. had 18 points and five steals for Florida International (15-11, 6-7 Conference USA). Antonio Daye Jr. added 10 points and five steals. Osasumwen Osaghae had two points and six blocks for the hosts.
Quentin Millora-Brown had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Owls (10-16, 5-8). Josh Parrish added 13 points. Robert Martin had seven rebounds.
Mullins lifts Rice over Marshall 74-69
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Mullins had 12 points to lead five Rice players in double figures as the Owls narrowly defeated Marshall 74-69 on Saturday night.
Trey Murphy III and Jack Williams added 11 points apiece for the Owls. Robert Martin and Quentin Millora-Brown chipped in 10 points each. Williams also had eight rebounds for the Owls, while Martin posted seven rebounds.
Stith, Caver help Old Dominion beat Rice, stay atop C-USA
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — B.J. Stith hit a season-high five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, Ahmad Caver added 17 points and 11 assists, and Old Dominion beat Rice 80-76 on Saturday night.
Justice Kithcart had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, for ODU. The Monarchs (18-6, 8-3 Conference USA), who have won seven of their last eight, lead North Texas by a half-game in the conference standings.
Adams scores late, helps Rice defeat Charlotte 65-61
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ako Adams scored 16 points, including a pair of clutch free throws with seven seconds left and Rice edged Charlotte 65-61 Thursday night, just the second win on the road this season for the Owls.
Robert Martin added 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting with three 3-pointers and pulled down seven rebounds. Trey Murphy III scored 12 points and had three steals. The Owls (9-13, 4-5 Conference USA) made half their 22 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
Trey Murphy scores 18 points and Rice tops Middle Tennessee
HOUSTON (AP) — Trey Murphy III scored 18 points and the fourth of his four 3-pointers ignited a decisive run in Rice's 79-68 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.
The second half saw big go-ahead runs alternating among both teams, but Rice went on a 16-0 blitz to take command 70-55 with 3:34 remaining. Murphy's 3-pointer, his final points of the game, gave Rice the lead to begin the outburst.
Rice beats Louisiana Tech 78-66 behind Williams, Adams
HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Williams scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and made a go-ahead 3-pointer to help lift Rice 78-66 over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Ako Adams scored 16 points with four 3-pointers for the Owls (7-9, 2-1 Conference USA), who outrebounded the Bulldogs 45-32 and scored 16 second-chance points off of 13 offensive boards. Chris Mullins scored 15 and dished out six assists and Robert Martin added 11 points.
Woolridge paces North Texas to 103-87 win in C-USA opener
HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Woolridge scored 24 points, leading four into double figures and North Texas walloped Rice 103-87 on Saturday to open Conference USA play in emphatic fashion.
Hahn’s double-double leads Omaha past Rice 83-66
HOUSTON (AP) — Mitchell Hahn totaled 18 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Omaha picked up its third straight win with an 83-66 victory over Rice on Friday night.
Adams scores 22 to lead Rice over Alabama A&M 73-59
HOUSTON (AP) — Ako Adams scored a career-high 22 points in 26 minutes and Rice held Alabama A&M scoreless in the final two minutes for a 73-59 win on Monday night.
Jack Williams sandwiched a jump shot and a 3-pointer between a 3 from Adams and the Owls were up 13-4. Trey Murphy III buried a 3 and Williams' jumper made it an 11-point advantage. Rice led 36-26 at halftime before the Bulldogs narrowed the deficit to 47-44 on an 18-11 run. The Bulldogs got within 58-55 but never got closer.
Martin, Williams help Rice beat D-II St. Leo 80-64 in opener
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert Martin scored 18 points, on 6-of-6 shooting, and Jack Williams added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rice to an 80-64 win over Division-II St. Leo on Tuesday night.
Martin hit three 3-pointers, grabbed six rebounds and had three steals. Ako Adams added 14 points and Josh Parrish scored 10 for Rice (1-0).
Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?
NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy.
"We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga."
Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different .
Rutgers running back surprising in Giants’ training camp
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Robert Martin of Rutgers might be one of the biggest surprises in the New York Giants' training camp.
No one expected much from the running back when the team reported in the last week of July. The 22-year-old from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, didn't start for the Scarlet Knights last season and had to attend a tryout after the draft to get an invite to camp.
Stith scores 26 points, Old Dominion beats Rice 82-75 in OT
HOUSTON (AP) — B.J. Stith scored 26 points with six of his 10-made shots from 3-point range and Old Dominion beat Rice 82-75 in overtime on Thursday night for its sixth straight win and coach Jeff Jones' 100th win at ODU.
Jackson’s 20 sparks UTSA past Rice, 79-66 in C-USA opener
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jhivvan Jackson had his second straight 20-point scoring game to spark Texas-San Antonio to a 79-66 win over Rice in the Conference USA opener on Thursday night.
The reigning C-USA Freshman of the Week was 6 of 10 from the field, tying a season high by knocking down five 3-pointers. He has now reached the 20-point plateau five times in 14 career games.
Rutgers needs better start in conference opener against Iowa
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — If Rutgers is going to have any chance in its Big Ten Conference opener against Iowa, it can't afford another bad start.
The Scarlet Knights fell behind Washington 24-0, trailed Howard by two touchdowns and New Mexico by 21 points — all in the first quarter.
Rutgers rallies from 21-point deficit to beat New Mexico
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fourteen points down last week. Trailing by 21 this week.
Overcoming big deficits hasn't been a problem for Rutgers lately, especially with Janarion Grant coming to the rescue with big plays.
The senior wide receiver threw for a touchdown and had a go-ahead 69-yard punt return for another score as Rutgers rallied from an early 21-point deficit and defeated New Mexico 37-28 on Saturday.