Rice beats Louisiana Tech 78-66 behind Williams, Adams
Ako Adams scored 16 points with four 3-pointers for the Owls (7-9, 2-1 Conference USA), who outrebounded the Bulldogs 45-32 and scored 16 second-chance points off of 13 offensive boards. Chris Mullins scored 15 and dished out six assists and Robert Martin added 11 points.
Trailing 33-30 at halftime, Rice took a 38-37 lead on Adams’ 3 and led by as many as eight before Daquan Bracey’s 3 capped a 10-2 run to tie it at 50 with 12:02 left. The lead traded hands until 3s by Williams’ and Adams put Rice up 67-62 with 3:13 to go and the Owls finished on an 11-2 run.