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Rice Owls Men's Hoops Announces 2021-22 Conference USA Schedule

POSTED: August 24, 2021 -- 2:13 p.m. CT

Tuesday afternoon, Rice Owls Men's Basketball Head Coach Scott Pera announced the Owls' 18 game Conference USA schedule for the 2021-22 season.

The 18 conference games -- 9 home games, 9 road games -- complement the 13 non-conference games previously announced.

For the fifth time in the last seven years, Rice will begin conference play on the road, traveling to Denton to face C-USA champion North Texas on January 1.

The Owls then host their first home series beginning January 6 when they welcomes Middle Tennessee to Tudor Fieldhouse. Two days later, they will host UAB.

Rice heads back on the road January 13 when it travels to Bowling Green, KY, to face NIT participant WKU before heading to Huntington, West Virginia, to face Marshall on January 15.

Rice then hosts five of the next seven games inside Tudor Fieldhouse, beginning on January 20 when it welcomes Old Dominion. Two days later, it will host Charlotte on January 22.

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The Owls then face NIT Consolation game winner Louisiana Tech in Ruston (January 27) followed by Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on January 29.

Rice opens February with a three-game homestand, beginning with UTSA on February 3 before hosting UTEP two days later. A week later (February 12), the Owls will face North Texas for the second time when they welcome it to Houston.

Rice will head to Birmingham, Alabama, to face UAB on February 17 before traveling to Miami, Florida, to face FIU on February 19.

The final home series of the season will begin on February 24 when Rice hosts Louisiana Tech. Southern Miss will be the Owls Senior Day opponent on February 26.

On March 3, the Owls will travel to El Paso to face UTEP before closing the regular season at UTSA on March 5.

The 2022 Conference USA Tournament will be held at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, March 8-12.

Game times and television information will be announced at a later date.

Rice welcomes back 10 lettermen and all five starters from last year's squad that went 17-15 and advanced to the third round of the Conference USA Tournament. Third Team All-CUSA member Quincy Olivari as well as C-USA Newcomer of the Year Travis Evee look to lead the team into the upcoming season.

Fans are able to renew their men's basketball season tickets at or call 713-348-OWLS (6957).

2021-22 Rice Owls Men's Basketball C-USA Schedule (schedule subject to change)

Time (CT)
Jan. 1 Sat TBA at North Texas The Super Pit TBA
Jan. 6 Thu TBA vs Middle Tennessee Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Jan. 8 Sat TBA vs UAB Fertitta Center TBA
Jan. 13 Thu TBA at WKU E.A. Diddle Arena TBA
Jan. 15 Sat TBA at Marshall Cam Henderson Center TBA
Jan. 20 Thu TBA vs Old Dominion Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Jan. 22 Sat TBA vs Charlotte Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Jan. 27 Thu TBA at Louisiana Tech Thomas Assembly Center TBA
Jan. 29 Sat TBA at Southern Miss Reed Green Coliseum TBA
Feb. 3 Thu TBA vs UTSA Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Feb. 5 Sat TBA vs UTEP Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Feb. 12 Sat TBA vs North Texas Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Feb. 17 Thu TBA at UAB Bartow Arena TBA
Feb. 19 Sat TBA at FIU FIU Ocean Bank Arena TBA
Feb. 24 Thu TBA vs Louisiana Tech Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Feb. 26 Sat TBA vs Southern Miss Tudor Fieldhouse TBA
Mar. 3 Thu TBA at UTEP Don Haskins Center TBA
Mar. 5 Sat TBA at UTSA Convocation Center TBA

The 2022 Conference USA Tournament will be held at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, March 8-12.

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