Atwood scores 22 to carry Lamar past Rice 73-60

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)T.J. Atwood had 22 points as Lamar topped Rice 73-60 on Saturday, ending a three-game skid.

Atwood shot 9 for 11 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds.

V.J. Holmes had 13 points for Lamar (5-4), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Ellis Jefferson added 11 points and three steals.

Drew Peterson had 19 points for the Owls (6-4). Ako Adams added 15 points.

Lamar takes on Southern-New Orleans at home on Wednesday. Rice plays Houston Baptist at home next Saturday.

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