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  Saturday night was the first game of the season in Houston for both the University of Houston and Rice University. In wake of Hurricane Harvey, the two teams showed off their love for the city with uniform upgrades: UH wore “Houston” nameplates on the back of their jerseys, while …

The Houston Cougars win their fourth straight Bayou Bucket Classic over the Rice Owls with a 38-3 victory at TDECU Stadium. The Cougars are now 30-11 all time in the inner-city rivalry.

Rice Owls edges, 85-76, the San Francisco Dons on the first round of the College Basketball Invitational Tournament. Photos by Matt Flora

Rice Owls gained an early lead against Conference-USA rival, Old Dominion Monarchs, but the Monarchs routed the Owls with a 80-72 victory at Tudor Fieldhouse.  Photos by Andre Brooks

  Houston Cougars avenged their earlier season loss to Rice, escaping Tudor Fieldhouse with a 76-75 win. Darian Thibodeaux led all scorers with 21 points, while Alandise Harris added 16 points. The Cougars were up by as many as 10 points with eight minutes remaining in the game, however, the …