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Texas sleepwalks, beats Rice 77-56

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The #6 Texas Longhorns took care of business on Sunday with a sluggish performance in a game against the Rice Owls that was sandwiched in between the Maui Invitational and a Thursday showdown with UCLA.

The Texas Longhorns faced the struggling Rice Owls on Sunday afternoon in Austin and came away with a 77-56 win. While the play and outcome wasn't crisp, the Longhorns got the win with reserve guards Dogus Balbay and Varez Ward gaining valuable experience playing 23 minutes apiece. The Longhorns' veteran players faced a tough challenge on Sunday - getting up for a game against the Rice Owls (2-...

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