HOUSTON (AP) JaQuori McLaughlin scored 22 points before fouling out and UC Santa Barbara went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in overtime to defeat Rice 99-89 on Saturday.
Max Heidegger, a first-team All-Big West selection last season, made his season debut for the Gauchos (8-2) after missing the first nine games with a concussion. He scored 22 points and Devearl Ramsey added 21.
Robert Martin led Rice (4-7) with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Mullins added 21 points.