Lewis, McKiver lead UH past rival Rice

February 23, 2008 9:11:50 PM PST
Kelvin Lewis scored 22 points and Robert McKiver had 18 for Houston, which beat crosstown rival Rice 71-62 on Saturday night. The Owls remain winless in conference play.

DaShaun Williams hit all five of his shots from the field, scoring 11 points for the Cougars (20-6, 9-3 Conference USA).

Rodney Foster scored 22 points to lead Rice (3-23, 0-13). Patrick Britton added 10 points and five rebounds.

The Cougars held a 31-18 advantage in bench scoring.

Houston opened up a 36-26 lead at halftime. The game featured nine lead changes.

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