Friday's game between the BYU Cougars (16-16) and Rice Owls (22-8) matching up at Marriott Center has a projected final score of 67-65 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of BYU, so it should be a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 9:00 PM ET on March 17.

The Owls' last outing on Thursday ended in a 62-54 loss to UTSA.

Rice vs. BYU Game Info

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Marriott Center in Provo, Utah

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Rice vs. BYU Score Prediction

  • Prediction: BYU 67, Rice 65

Rice Schedule Analysis

  • In their best win of the season, which took place on November 10, the Owls beat the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (No. 58 in our computer rankings) by a score of 89-77.
  • Rice has tied for the 21st-most Quadrant 2 wins in the nation (six).
  • Based on the RPI, the Cougars have nine wins over Quadrant 3 opponents, tied for the 13th-most in the nation.

Rice 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 89-77 at home over SFA (No. 58) on November 10
  • 91-88 at home over Houston (No. 72) on December 10
  • 62-53 at home over UTEP (No. 113) on December 31
  • 73-62 on the road over UTEP (No. 113) on January 14
  • 66-58 on the road over Texas A&M (No. 118) on November 27

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Rice Performance Insights

  • The Owls outscore opponents by 5.7 points per game (posting 72.3 points per game, 55th in college basketball, and allowing 66.6 per outing, 237th in college basketball) and have a +170 scoring differential.
  • In 2022-23, Rice has averaged 70.3 points per game in C-USA action, and 72.3 overall.
  • In 2022-23 the Owls are averaging 1.2 more points per game at home (73.5) than away (72.3).
  • At home, Rice gives up 66.3 points per game. On the road, it gives up 67.4.
  • The Owls have performed worse offensively over their last 10 games, posting 70.6 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points their than season average of 72.3.