Rice 70, Santa Clara 57

Connor Frizzelle had 16 points and three others scored in double

figures for Rice in a 70-57 victory against Santa Clara on

Wednesday night.

Lawrence Ghoram added 15 points, Trey Stanton 14 and Arsalan

Kazemi 12 for the Owls (5-4).

Marc Trasolini led Santa Clara (6-5) with 17 points, and Robert

Smith and Michael Santos scored 10 each.

The Broncos had 23 turnovers, which Rice converted into 27

points.

A 19-8 run during a six-minute stretch in the second half gave

the Owls a 50-35 advantage with 9:27 remaining. Frizzelle had eight

points and made two 3-point shots during the run.