RICE (10-4, 0-1 Conference USA) at CHARLOTTE (7-5, 1-0)
Halton Arena, Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Egor Koulechov, a Russian-born 6-5 forward, leads Rice in scoring (118.2 points a game) and rebounding (7.9). He is shooting 55 percent from the floor. The Owls are 0-2 in games against major-conference foes. The 49ers would like a replay of Saturday’s 101-76 rout of North Texas, when they shot nearly 52 percent from the floor.