610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

College Sports

Braun’s Owls Take Time To Regroup

by Nate Griffin, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
(credit: Rice Athletics)

(credit: Rice Athletics)

nate griffin crop Nate Griffin
Nate Griffin What I do for 610: Talk show host and sports...
Read More
Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-Wtt6-10s Go Tailgating

136535896All Updated Adrian Peterson Information

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Are You Still Single?...Maybe It's You!

77820352_8JJ Watt Becomes 'Simpsonized'

77820352_810 Worst Ways To Breakup With A Woman

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (CBS-Houston) Basketball is over for the Rice Owls and Head Coach Ben Braun after what would be measured by many to be a successful season. Consider that for the first time during a season that a Rice team has won more than one postseason game and that alone spells progress.

Maybe that progress can’t be measured the same as that of Duke, North Carolina, or Kentucky. But, just the same, it is progress. The Owls won two post-season games during the CIT defeating Louisiana-Lafayette 68-63 in the first round and Drake University 74-68 in a second-round home tournament game. Braun likes the progress.

“It was important for our team to have the opportunity to play in a post-season tournament. That was very significant for our program.”

The Owls would go on to lose in the following round 77-70 at Oakland University. However, they would finish 19-16. The 19 wins are the most ever by a Rice Owls Men’s Basketball team.

“You know the opportunity that we had as a result of our finish, being competitive within our league – I was happy for our players especially for our seniors to have that opportunity. I also thought it was a good step for us on our journey to build our program.”

Seniors Connor Frizzelle, Lucas Kuipers, Emerson Hearndon, and Nate Schwarze played their last games as Rice Owls.


View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,023 other followers