Koulechov has career high, Rice beats Incarnate Word 87-79
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Egor Koulechov made all six of his 3-point attempts for a career-high 35 points as Rice pulled away late to beat Incarnate Word 87-79 on Saturday.
Koulechov was 10 of 16 from the floor and grabbed 13 rebounds for Rice (5-1), which has won four straight. Koulechov also made 9 of 10 from the line.
The Owls held a 40-34 halftime advantage. Incarnate Word battled back to tie at 51 following Jordan Kite's trey with 12:17 left. The Cardinals were either tied or close behind, but never took the lead in the second half.
Marcus Evans, who finished with 20 points, hit a jumper and Rice made 11 free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Shawn Johnson was 6 of 8 from long range for 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and had three steals for Incarnate Word (2-2). Simi Socks added 20 points.