(Houston-AP) -- Yamar Diene scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Rice beat Hawaii 75-58 Saturday in Houston.
Diene was 9 of 11 from the field for the Owls. Michael Harris added 15 points and Omar-Seli Mance had 13.
Hawaii was led by Phil Martin, who scored 23 points. Carl English had 14, despite hitting only 4 of 15 shots.
Rice shot 53 percent from the field. Hawaii shot less than 36 percent and was outrebounded 41-28.
The Owls outscored the Warriors 42-20 in the paint.
Rice improved to 18-8 overall and 10-6 in the Western Athletic Conference, while Hawaii dropped to 15-10 overall and 7-9 in the conference.
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