Head Coach Ben Braun
The college basketball season is now over and it’s time for teams to prepare for 2012-13…especially the Rice Owls.
There is tournament basketball in Houston as the Rice Owls will host Drake Saturday night at Tudor Fieldhouse in the second round of the CIT.
The Owls are post-season tournament play for the first time since 2005. But, Lafayette is not a friendly place.
The first of four gets underway in Memphis on Wednesday beginning with Rice and East Carolina at noon. The Owls look for the rematch against the Pirates in the C-USA Basketball Tournament.
Both Rice and Houston look to end the season on a positive note. Owls are looking for back to back season sweeps while the Cougars look to finish above .500.
Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg is a tough place to play. But the Rice Owls are looking for win #17 and on a roll after career win #600 for Braun.
Ben Braun and the Rice Owls want to keep the momentum after their road win over the Houston Cougars Wednesday night. They will host an 11-13 SMU team Saturday night in Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Owls have won two in a row on the road against SMU and Tulane. They are at home tonight against UAB looking for 3 straight.
The holidays have been good for Head Coach Ben Braun and his Rice Owls as they reflect back on the victory, which one game obviously will not make their season.