Mullins scores 22, Rice defeats Rio Grande Valley 76-67
Rice went 6 of 12 from 3-point range while UTRGV missed all eight of its shots from distance and the Owls led 31-25 at halftime despite 11 turnovers.
The Owls, 10 for 25 overall in the first half, went 13 of 26 in the second half. They quickly built the advantage to 16 points — Murphy’s trey made it 45-29 with 13:08 to go — and stayed comfortably ahead by making 16 of 23 free throws. Rice went 11 of 14 in the final 2:05 after UTRGV had gotten as close as six several times.
Terry Winn led four players in double figures with 12 for the Vaqueros.