COL BKB: Memphis 80, Rice 52

Jan. 22, 2009 at 12:09 AM
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MEMPHIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Doneal Mack scored 14 points Wednesday and No. 24 Memphis got 33 points from its bench to drub Rice 80-52.

It was the 38th consecutive regular-season Conference USA victory for the Tigers, who have won nine in a row.

Robert Dozier added 13 points for Memphis (15-3, 5-0 CUSA). The Tigers are 12-1 at the FedEx Forum this season and improved to 85-10 since the building opened four seasons ago.

Connor Frizzelle scored 16 to lead Rice (6-12, 1-3), which has dropped five out of six. The Owls shot just 36.4 percent from the floor and committed 21 turnovers.

Memphis led by 19 at the half and ran its record against Rice to 6-0.

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