Rice Owls

Are part of Conference USA, were established in 1912, and their home arena is Tudor Fieldhouse, Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Rice Owls

The saga of the Rice Owls in NCAA basketball is a compelling narrative of triumph, tenacity, and teamwork. Embarking on their journey in the late 1940s, the Owls have since navigated the highs and lows of collegiate sports with remarkable resilience and spirit. Their story is not just about basketball games won or lost, but about building a legacy, fostering a unique team culture, and nurturing a community that extends beyond the hardwood.

Intriguing Facts About the Rice Owls

  • The Rice Owls’ foray into basketball commenced in 1948, marking the genesis of a legacy in NCAA basketball.
  • Their journey has been a rollercoaster, marked by notable triumphs and inevitable challenges, mirroring the dynamic and unpredictable nature of collegiate sports.
  • The team’s commitment to academic excellence is as pronounced as its athletic endeavors, with players often excelling in both realms.
  • Rice has cultivated a diverse roster over the years, blending local talents with international players, each bringing unique styles and experiences to the court.
  • Central to the Owls’ philosophy is the focus on holistic player development, aiming to shape well-rounded individuals both on and off the court.

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The Historical Tapestry of the Rice Owls

The Rice Owls’ basketball program has evolved significantly since its inception in the late 1940s. The early years were foundational, setting the stage for future successes and challenges. Over the decades, Rice has experienced a myriad of highs and lows, reflective of the ever-changing landscape of collegiate basketball. Each era in their history has contributed uniquely to the rich tapestry of the team’s identity, shaping their culture and ethos in the competitive world of NCAA basketball.

The Golden Era

Rice basketball experienced a golden era under the guidance of a visionary coach whose philosophy centered on teamwork, resilience, and strategic acumen. This period was characterized by the emergence of key players who left an indelible mark on the program. Their significant contributions led to major accomplishments, setting new benchmarks for the team and elevating the Owls’ status in the NCAA basketball community.

Legendary Figures in Rice Owls History

The history of Rice basketball is peppered with legendary figures, including influential coaches and standout players. These individuals have contributed significantly to the team’s legacy, leaving a lasting impact on the program. Their stories are a source of inspiration for current and future generations of Rice Owls, symbolizing the spirit of perseverance and excellence that defines the team.

A Game to Remember

Among the numerous games in the annals of Rice Owls’ history, certain matchups stand out for their intensity, drama, and significance. These memorable games not only highlight the team’s skill and determination but also encapsulate the essence of college basketball – a blend of athletic prowess, strategic thinking, and sheer passion for the game.

Rice Owls [year] Schedule

Regular Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Week 1 Date: Tue 07/11/2023 Opponent: St. Thomas (TX) Celts Result: W 101-57
Week 1 Date: Fri 10/11/2023 Opponent: Harvard Crimson Result: L 76-89
Week 2 Date: Wed 15/11/2023 Opponent: Texas Longhorns Result: L 64-80
Week 3 Date: Tue 21/11/2023 Opponent: Indiana St. Sycamores Result: L 88-103
Week 3 Date: Wed 22/11/2023 Opponent: New Mexico Lobos Result: L 56-90
Week 3 Date: Fri 24/11/2023 Opponent: UC Irvine Anteaters Result: L 68-83
Week 4 Date: Thu 30/11/2023 Opponent: Tenn-Martin Skyhawks Result: W 98-78
Week 4 Date: Sat 02/12/2023 Opponent: Houston Christian Huskies Result: W 65-56
Week 5 Date: Wed 06/12/2023 Opponent: Houston Cougars Result: L 39-75
Week 6 Date: Wed 13/12/2023 Opponent: Incarnate Word Cardinals Result: W 80-57
Week 6 Date: Sat 16/12/2023 Opponent: Northwestern St. Demons Result: W 76-51
Week 7 Date: Wed 20/12/2023 Opponent: Prairie View A&M Panthers Result: W 82-56
Week 7 Date: Fri 22/12/2023 Opponent: UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Result: L 67-84
Week 8 Date: BYE Opponent: BYE Result: BYE
Week 9 Date: Wed 03/01/2024 Opponent: Tulane Green Wave Result: L 59-84
Week 9 Date: Sat 06/01/2024 Opponent: Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Result: L 82-89
Week 10 Date: Fri 12/01/2024 Opponent: South Florida Bulls Result: L 73-81
Week 11 Date: Tue 16/01/2024 Opponent: Charlotte 49ers Result: L 79-81
Week 11 Date: Sat 20/01/2024 Opponent: Temple Owls Result: W 69-66
Week 12 Date: Wed 24/01/2024 Opponent: Florida Atlantic Owls Result: L 56-69
Week 12 Date: Sat 27/01/2024 Opponent: Tulsa Golden Hurricane Result: L 83-85
Week 13 Date: Wed 31/01/2024 Opponent: Memphis Tigers Result: W 74-71
Week 13 Date: Sat 03/02/2024 Opponent: Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Result: W 80-76
Week 14 Date: Wed 07/02/2024 Opponent: Southern Methodist Mustangs Result: L 69-95
Week 14 Date: Sat 10/02/2024 Opponent: South Florida Bulls Result: L 65-69
Week 15 Date: Sat 17/02/2024 Opponent: Tulsa Golden Hurricane Result: L 82-93
Week 16 Date: Wed 21/02/2024 Opponent: UAB Blazers Result: W 94-71
Week 16 Date: Sat 24/02/2024 Opponent: East Carolina Pirates Result: W 70-52
Week 17 Date: Wed 28/02/2024 Opponent: Temple Owls Result: L 43-65
Week 17 Date: Sat 02/03/2024 Opponent: Wichita St. Shockers Result: L 66-87
Week 18 Date: Wed 06/03/2024 Opponent: Charlotte 49ers Result: L 64-69
Week 18 Date: Sat 09/03/2024 Opponent: North Texas Mean Green Result: L 55-71

Post Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Conf. Tournament Date: Wed 13/03/2024 Opponent: Wichita St. Shockers Result: L 81-88

Home of Rice Owls: Tudor Fieldhouse

The Rice Owls call the Tudor Fieldhouse their home, a venue steeped in history and symbolic of the university’s athletic heritage. This iconic arena is more than just a basketball court; it’s a crucible of memories, emotions, and achievements. The Tudor Fieldhouse has hosted countless memorable games, becoming a cherished landmark for both the players and the Owl community