HOUSTON, TX -- Larrissa Williams led TU with 27 points in the Golden Hurricane's 62-56 loss to Rice on Friday night.
The Golden Hurricane fell to 6-19 on the season and 2-11 in Conference USA.
Williams also had 10 rebounds, and Chanice Scott added a career-high 10 points.
The Owls climbed to a 13-point lead in the first half, a deficit TU couldn't overcome, especially with 37 percent field-goal shooting.
Maudess Fulton led Rice with 16 points.
TU will play at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston.