MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Parrish had a career-high 21 points as Rice topped Middle Tennessee 91-83 on Saturday.
Trey Murphy III had 18 points and nine rebounds for Rice (12-13, 4-8 Conference USA). Chris Mullins added 16 points. Payton Moore had 11 points. Parrish, who made 9 of 12 shots, also had eight rebounds.
C.J. Jones hit six 3-pointers and scored 21 points for the Blue Raiders (6-19, 2-10). Antonio Green added 19 points off the bench and Jo’Vontae Millner, also a backup, had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Rice plays Old Dominion at home on Thursday. Middle Tennessee plays at UAB on Wednesday.