Houston Vs. Rice: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Bayou Bucket Classic takes to the hardwood at the University of Houston tonight, as both the Owls and Cougars look to rebound from recent losses.

Crosstown rivals Rice (13-11, 4-5 C-USA) and Houston (11-11, 3-6 C-USA) will renew their Bayou Bucket rivalry on the hardcourt tonight as both teams struggle to keep above .500 overall and fight for seeding in the upcoming conference tournament. Both squads will also enter the game coming off of losses - the Owls and 82-68 loss at East Carolina, and the Cougars a 74-57 loss at Tulane Saturday night. Junior guard Jonathon Simmons leads Houston in scoring (14.7 points per game), while forward Arsalan Kazemi leads the Owls with 12.8 points and 11 rebounds a game.Time / Date: Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m. CT

Location: HOFHEINZ Pavillion, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Net

Radio: 790 AM (Houston)

Streaming: n/a

Line: Rice (-1)

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