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Rice Owls Men's Hoops 2023-24 Schedule

UPDATED: October 4, 2023 -- 4:34 p.m. CT

POSTED: September 22, 2023 -- 2:42 p.m. CT

Three home games against 2022-23 postseason teams, including Final Four participant Florida Atlantic and NIT Champion North Texas, headline Rice's Men’s Basketball's inaugural American Athletic Conference schedule, head coach Scott Pera announced on Friday.

Head Coach Scott Pera's Owls will open the its first AAC season on the road on Jan. 3 at Tulane. The Owls are opening its conference slate on the road for the third straight year and the fourth time in the last five years. It's the third time they are opening the conference season against the Green Wave and the first since 2009.

Four games will be televised on ESPNU and 22 will be streamed by ESPN+.

Rice's inaugural American Athletic Conference (AAC) game on Jan. 3 will televised by ESPNU at 8 p.m. It's next AAC road game at USF on Jan. 12 will also be on ESPNU at 6 p.m.

The 2024 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship will take place March 13-17 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. All games of the championship will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, including the championship final on ESPN.

2023-24 Rice Owls Men's Basketball Schedule and Results

(schedule subject to change)

Time (CT)
Nov. 7 Tue 7 p.m. vs St. Thomas (TX) Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Nov. 10 Fri 7 p.m. vs Harvard Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Nov. 15 Wed TBA at Texas Moody Center TBA

2023 Ball Dawgs Classic, Nov. 21-24, Dollar Loan Center - Henderson, NV

Time (CT)
Nov. 21 Tue 5:30 p.m. Indiana State Dollar Loan Center TBA
Nov. 22 Wed approx 8:45 p.m. New Mexico Dollar Loan Center TBA
Nov. 24 Fri approx 3:15 p.m. UC Irvine Dollar Loan Center TBA

Non-conference schedule cont'd.

Time (CT)
Nov. 30 Thu 7 p.m. vs UT Martin Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Dec. 2 Sat 4 p.m. vs Houston Christian Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Dec. 6 Wed TBA at Houston Fertitta Center TBA
Dec. 13 Wed 11:15 a.m. vs Incarnate Word Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Dec. 16 Sat 1 p.m. at Northwestern State Prather Coliseum ESPN+
Dec. 20 Wed 7 p.m. vs Prairie View A&M Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Dec. 22 Fri 7 p.m. vs Louisiana Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+


Time (CT) / Results
Jan. 3 Wed 8 p.m. at Tulane Avron B. Fogelman Arena ESPNU
Jan. 6 Sat 2 p.m. vs UTSA Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Jan. 12 Fri 6 p.m. at South Florida Yuengling Center ESPNU
Jan. 16 Tue 7 p.m. vs Charlotte Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Jan. 20 Wed 1 p.m. at Temple Liacouras Center ESPN+
Jan. 24 Wed 7 p.m. vs Florida Atlantic Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Jan. 27 Sat 7 p.m. vs Tulsa Tudor Fieldhouse ESPNU
Jan. 31 Wed 7 p.m. at Memphis FedEx Forum ESPN+
Feb. 3 Sat 2 p.m. at UTSA Convocation Center ESPN+
Feb. 7 Wed 7 p.m. vs SMU Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Feb. 10 Sat 2 p.m. vs South Florida Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Feb. 17 Sat 2 p.m. at Tulsa Reynolds Center ESPN+
Feb. 21 Wed 7 p.m. at UAB Bartow Arena ESPN+
Feb. 24 Sat 1 p.m. vs East Carolina Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Feb. 28 Wed 7 p.m. vs Temple Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+
Mar. 2 Sat 6 p.m. at Wichita State Charles Koch Arena ESPN+
Mar. 6 Wed 6 p.m. at Charlotte NC Halton Arena ESPN+
Mar. 9 Sat 7 p.m. vs North Texas Tudor Fieldhouse ESPN+

2024 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship – Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX

First Round - Wednesday, March 13

Second Round - Thursday, March 14

Quarterfinals - Friday, March 15

Semifinals - Saturday, March 16

Final - Sunday, March 17

2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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