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2019 Schedule
7-11, 9th 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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640dJeff Borzello

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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668dJeff 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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869dBrett 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.

Letcher-Ellis has big back-to-back games

We thought Marquez Letcher-Ellis' 20 points against Western Kentucky was impressive ... until he put up 28 points against Marshall. Top 15 freshmen (Insider)

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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1705dJeff Goodman

Goodman: Grading coaching hires of 2014

Jeff Goodman hands out grades on this year's college basketball head-coaching hires from Virginia Tech down to Kennesaw State, with the Hokies earning top marks for adding Buzz Williams.

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1732dDana 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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1968dJoey Berlin

2013-14 Preview: Rice Owls

Joey Berlin previews the 2013-14 season for Rice. The Owls must find a way to fill the void left by prolific scorer Tamir Jackson, who graduated last year.

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2201dJohn Gasaway

Gasaway: Nation's most overburdened players

In his look at the nation's five most overburdened players, John Gasaway explains why Ohio State needs to get Deshaun Thomas some help on offense in order to contend for the Big Ten title.

2244dESPNDallas.com

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.

2277dAndy Katz

What I can't wait to see: Conference USA

Editor’s note: For two weeks, we're rolling out Blue Ribbon previews for every team in the country. We'll also have comprehensive preview coverage of the nation's top 10 conferences.

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.3
Rebounds Per Game36.8
Assists Per Game13.5
Points Allowed79.3Tied-326th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-5
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4