March 03, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Rice Owls forward Arsalan Kazemi (14) reacts after scoring a basket in the second half against the Houston Cougars at Tudor Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
The Rice Owls saw their season come to an end with a 77-70 loss to Oakland in the quarterfinals of the CIT Tournament.
After falling behind by 18 in the first half, the Rice Owls didn't go quietly beginning the second half with a 21-9 run to get back in the game before falling 77-70. Rice finishes the season with a 19-16 record bowing out in the quarterfinals of the CIT tournament.
Reggie Hamilton led all scorers with 30 points for the Grizzlies. Corey Petros added 16 points and seven rebounds while Drew Valentine and Ryan Bass also finished in double figures with 13 and 10 points respectively.