CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Braxton Ogbueze and Andrien White scored 20 points each, combining for 11 of a school-record-tying 17 3-pointers, and Charlotte rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to roll over Rice 102-73 Thursday night.
White hit six 3-pointers, Ogbueze five and the 49ers made 17 of 29 for 59 percent. Jon Davis added 17 points and 10 assists and Joseph Uchebo 10 points and 15 rebounds while Curran Scott had 16 points.
The 49ers (9-15, 5-6 Conference USA) trailed 46-36 at halftime before scoring 66 points on 71 percent shooting in the second half. They went from a one-point deficit with 15 minutes left to a 30-point lead 10 minutes later with a 38-7 run.
Marcus Evans led Rice (8-16, 3-8) with 20 points. Connor Cashaw added 13, Andrew Drone 12 and Egor Koulechov 11 for the Owls, who shot 51 percent overall, 43 percent (9 of 21) from the arc.