Sears lifts Ohio past Rice on late shot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- — Mark Sears made a layup with four seconds remaining to lead Ohio to a 65-64 win over Rice in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Saturday night.

The Owls were unable to get off a shot on their next possession.

Jason Carter had 26 points to lead the Bobcats.

Ben Vander Plas had 13 points for Ohio (25-9).

Carl Pierre had 20 points for the Owls (16-17). Travis Evee added 12 points. Chris Mullins had 11 points.


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