COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Tamir Jackson scored 13 points while Ahmad Ibrahim and Lucas Kuipers followed with 12 each as Rice defeated Texas A&M 65-58 on Thursday night.
David Loubeau led the Aggies (8-3) with 14 points. Rice’s Arsalan Kazemi grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, and the Owls held a 37-28 rebounding advantage.
Rice (8-4) shot 47.7 percent (21 of 44) from the floor, while holding the Aggies to 39 percent (23 of 59).
The Owls won in College Station for the first time since 1995 and defeated the Aggies for the first time since 1996, in the last season of the Southwest Conference. The programs had played only three times since as nonconference foes prior to Thursday, all A&M victories.
Rice also snapped A&M’s 67-game home nonconference winning streak. Texas A&M has lost two consecutive games following a six-game winning streak, while Rice snapped a two-game losing streak.