NORFOLK, Va. -- Richard Ross had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Old Dominion in a 55-51 comeback victory over Rice on Thursday night.
ODU (13-14, 7-5 Conference USA) trailed 49-42 with 6:49 to play and scored eight straight points over the next four minutes to take the lead at 50-49.
Max Guercy put Rice (7-18, 2-10) back in front with a pair of free throws with 2:21 left, and ODU answered with five more points to close the game on a 13-2 run.
Sean Obi had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Max Guercy had 10 points for the Owls.
Rice used a 10-0 run to pull ahead early in the second half and extended its lead to 49-42, but shot 0 for 7 from the field to finish the game.