Marcus Evans tallied a game-high 31 in Rice's 90-77 win over Houston Baptist on Wednesday at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Evans added eight assists while Marquez Letcher-Ellis scores 12 for the Owls. Rice held a 34-29 advantage over HBU in rebounds.

Rice improves to 6-1 on the year, its best record to start a season since 1976-77.