Houston Cougars beat Rice Owls 79-68. Photos by André Brooks
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 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 …