Vanderbilt vs. Rice
|Site||Autry Court (5,000)|
|Date/Time||JAN. 2, 2007 • 7 P.M. CT|
|Head Coach||Kevin Stallings||Willis Wilson|
|Series Record||VU leads, 13-3|
|Free Throw %||.736||.729|
Rice enters Tuesday's game having won four of its last five games. The Owls are coming off a 67-62 win over Western Carolina at the Shamrock Office Solutions Classic in Moraga, Calif.
Rice features one of the most gifted scorers in the nation in 6-6 guard Morris Almond. The Georgia native enters Tuesday's game averaging 30.3 points after dropping in 36 points against Western Carolina. The All-America candidate has reached double figures in scoring all 11 games this season for the Owls and also leads the team in rebounding with 6.1 per game.
Guard Chris Hagan leads the squad in assists with 3.8 per game. Center Greg Killings posted back-to-back double figure games against Gonzaga (18 points, eight rebounds) and Colorado State (12 points and seven rebounds).
Entering last week the Owls led Conference USA in 3-point percentage (.445), were second in free throw percentage (.712) and third in field goal percentage (.486).
Rice guard Morris Almond, right, drives around Utah forward Kim Tillie (14) during the first half of a basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)