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Rice tops San Francisco 83-76 in CBI game

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HOUSTON – Rice won its first round game of the College Basketball Invitational Wednesday night.

The Owls topped San Francisco (20-13) by a score of 83-76. Egor Koulechov and Marcus Evans scored 24 and 21 points respectively to pace Rice.

Boyce had 18 points for the Dons.

Rice (23-11) moves on to face Utah Valley State Monday night at Tudor Fieldhouse.