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Rice Can't Finish The Job At Texas, 62-59

Austin, TX (Sports Network) – Cory Joseph scored 14 points and Jordan Hamilton added 13 points as 20th-ranked Texas held off Rice, 62-59.

Tristan Thompson provided 10 points and 10 rebounds and Gary Johnson supplied eight points and six boards for the Longhorns (5-1), who have won two in a row after suffering their only loss of the season to Pittsburgh last Friday.

Texas has won 22 straight non-conference games at the Erwin Center and is 67-2 in non-conference games on home hardwood since the start of the 2002-03 campaign.

Arsalan Kazemi totaled 13 points and eight rebounds while Cory Pflieger and Tamir Jackson each scored 12 points for the Owls (3-3), who have lost all three of their road contests.

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