>> Conference USA Conference Tournament - North Texas vs Rice Final: 63-62 - Recap
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North Texas grabbed a 63-62 win over Rice on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Brandan Walton at Don Haskins Center.
North Texas won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6-point spread.
North Texas got 16 points from Colin Voss and another 11 points from Jordan Williams. Alzee Williams contributed 4 assists, while Jordan Williams cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Rice got 17 points from Austin Ramljak in a losing cause and another 12 points from Sean Obi. Marcus Jackson contributed 4 assists for them, while Sean Obi had 9 rebounds.
North Texas trailed at halftime, 30-21.
North Texas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-38.