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Rice Owls NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Rice Owls All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 2-5

The Rice Owls are a basketball program that has had limited NCAA Tournament opportunities in the Big Dance. Rice has played in the Southwest Conference and WAC and now plays in Conference USA and has played in the NCAA Tournament four times with the Owls' most recent Big Dance intvite coming in 1970. The 1954 Rice Owls are their lone team to advance to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four.

1940 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Kansas in regional semifinal, 50-44
  • Defeated Colorado in third place game, 60-56

1942 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Stanford in regional semifinal, 53-47
  • Lost to Kansas in third place game, 55-53

1954 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Oklahoma State in second round, 51-45
  • Defeated Colorado in third place game, 78-55

1970 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to New Mexico State in second round, 101-77


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