HOUSTON -- — Quincy Olivari scored 25 points and Rice held off Our Lady of the Lake 80-77 on Friday.
Olivari and Travis Evee each made a pair of free throws, for three-point leads, in the final 16 seconds left to help secure it.
Evee had 12 points for Rice (13-12), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Chris Mullins added 10 points.
The Owls improve to 2-0 against the Saints on the season. Rice defeated Our Lady of the Lake 103-64 on Nov. 28.
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