Rice 86, Grambling St. 57

Tamir Jackson and Connor Frizzelle each scored 17 points and
Arsalan Kazemi recorded his 11th career double-double as Rice
defeated Grambling State 86-57 Sunday.

Kazemi finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Lucas
Kuipers added 15 points for the Owls (2-0).

Donald Qualls led the Tigers (0-2) with 17 points, Brandon
Wilson had 14 and Justin Patton 10.

Kuipers was 7-of-7 from the field, helping Rice shoot 52.6
percent. The Owls also made 20 of 21 free throws.

Grambling State, meanwhile, shot only 36.7 percent.

The Owls scored 24 of their points in the paint and outerbounded
the Tigers 45-25.