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The battle between Louisiana Tech and Rice didnt turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rice was handed a 70-48 defeat on Thursday at Autry Court.

Louisiana Tech won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 15-point spread as favorites.

Chris Anderson had 17 points for Louisiana Tech and Jaron Johnson chipped in with 16 points. Kenneth Smith had 9 assists for them, while Michale Kyser was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.

Rice got 12 points from Sean Obi in a losing cause and another 11 points from Keith Washington. Marcus Jackson contributed 3 assists for them, while Sean Obi had 5 rebounds.

Louisiana Tech led at halftime, 29-22.

The rebound battle favored Louisiana Tech as they grabbed 36 boards, while Rice only had 26.