HOUSTON (AP)Travis Evee scored 27 points to help Rice defeat Saint Thomas (Texas) 85-48 on Thursday night.
Evee made seven 3-pointers for the Owls (1-1).
Freddie Ricks III led the Celts in scoring, finishing with 13 points.
Rice visits Middle Tennessee on Tuesday.
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