Martin shot 8-for-10 from the field, scoring 18 after halftime as the Owls shot 64% (18-for-28) after trailing 29-24 at the break.
Drew Peterson scored five straight points, bringing the Owls into a tie with a three-point play and then the lead for good at 42-40 with twelve minutes remaining. He finished with a fourth double-double, scoring 16 points and making a career-high 10 assists for Rice (14-15, 6-10 Conference USA).
The Owls improve to 2-0 against the Blue Raiders this season. Rice defeated Middle Tennessee 91-83 on Feb. 8. Rice plays Southern Miss on the road on Wednesday. Middle Tennessee faces UTEP at home on Wednesday.
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