Lewis, McIver lead Houston to 71-62 win over Rice

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HOUSTON (AP)—Kelvin Lewis scored 22 points and Robert McIver had 18 for Houston, which beat crosstown rival Rice 71-62 on Saturday night.

The Owls remain winless in conference play.

DaShaun Williams hit all five of his shots from the field, scoring 11 points for the Cougars (20-6, 9-3 Conference USA).

Rodney Foster scored 22 points to lead Rice (3-23, 0-13). Patrick Britton added 10 points and five rebounds.

The Cougars held a 31-18 advantage in bench scoring.

Houston opened up a 36-26 lead at halftime. The game featured nine lead changes.

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Rodney Foster Rodney Foster
8-22,  22 Pts
2 Rebs, 7 Assists
Kelvin Lewis Kelvin Lewis
6-9,  22 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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