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Rice Owls

Also known as: Rice Institute

Location: Houston, Texas ▪ Colors: Blue & Gray
Record: 101 Years, 1048-1352, .437 W-L%

Conferences: CUSA, WAC, Ind and SWC
Conference Champion: 10 Times (Reg. Seas.), 0 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 4 Years (2-5), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Ranked in AP Poll: 0 Times (Preseason), 0 Times (Final), 8 Weeks (Total)

Seasons where the school was classified as a major school (i.e., Division I or equivalent).
Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

101 Seasons

SRS back to 1979-80
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
1 2014-15  CUSA 2 6 .250 -8.81 -4.81 61.9 65.6 Mike Rhoades (2-6)
2 2013-14  CUSA 7 23 .233 -9.43 -0.43 61.8 69.4 Ben Braun (7-23)
3 2012-13  CUSA 5 26 .161 -11.12 0.01 60.5 70.9 Ben Braun (5-26)
4 2011-12  CUSA 19 16 .543 1.42 1.10 69.7 66.3 Ben Braun (19-16)
5 2010-11  CUSA 14 18 .438 1.67 2.67 67.1 67.2 Ben Braun (14-18)
6 2009-10  CUSA 8 23 .258 -5.72 1.15 64.0 69.7 Ben Braun (8-23)
7 2008-09  CUSA 10 22 .313 -5.05 3.18 63.8 71.0 Ben Braun (10-22)
8 2007-08  CUSA 3 27 .100 -10.29 2.78 55.9 69.0 Willis Wilson (3-27)
9 2006-07  CUSA 16 16 .500 -1.67 1.43 69.4 69.7 Willis Wilson (16-16)
10 2005-06  CUSA 12 16 .429 -4.00 0.50 67.8 70.1 Willis Wilson (12-16)
11 2004-05  WAC 19 12 .613 6.21 3.07 74.2 70.0 Willis Wilson (19-12)
12 2003-04  WAC 22 11 .667 7.52 3.99 74.1 70.0 Willis Wilson (22-11)
13 2002-03  WAC 19 10 .655 3.29 0.89 74.4 69.6 Willis Wilson (19-10)
14 2001-02  WAC 10 19 .345 -3.01 1.30 65.8 70.1 Willis Wilson (10-19)
15 2000-01  WAC 14 16 .467 2.33 3.71 62.9 63.8 Willis Wilson (14-16)
16 1999-00  WAC 5 22 .185 -9.42 3.26 57.6 68.0 Willis Wilson (5-22)
17 1998-99  WAC 18 10 .643 6.80 1.73 68.3 62.0 Willis Wilson (18-10)
18 1997-98  WAC 6 22 .214 -2.16 5.69 63.3 70.1 Willis Wilson (6-22)
19 1996-97  WAC 12 15 .444 2.03 3.83 Willis Wilson (12-15)
20 1995-96  SWC 14 14 .500 0.75 1.75 Willis Wilson (14-14)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
21 1994-95  SWC 15 13 .536 0.73 0.91 Willis Wilson (15-13)
22 1993-94  SWC 15 14 .517 2.34 1.20 Willis Wilson (15-14)
23 1992-93  SWC 18 10 .643 6.17 2.38 Willis Wilson (18-10)
24 1991-92  SWC 20 11 .645 6.42 -0.52 Scott Thompson (20-11)
25 1990-91  SWC 16 14 .533 6.62 5.82 Scott Thompson (16-14)
26 1989-90  SWC 11 17 .393 0.15 2.63 Scott Thompson (11-17)
27 1988-89  SWC 12 16 .429 -3.25 0.86 Scott Thompson (12-16)
28 1987-88  SWC 6 21 .222 -8.81 1.91 Scott Thompson (6-21)
29 1986-87  SWC 8 19 .296 -5.43 4.32 Greg Walcavich (1-7)
Tommy Suitts (7-12)
30 1985-86  SWC 9 19 .321 -4.61 3.14 Tommy Suitts (9-19)
31 1984-85  SWC 11 16 .407 -0.93 5.20 Tommy Suitts (11-16)
32 1983-84  SWC 13 17 .433 -2.66 1.34 Tommy Suitts (13-17)
33 1982-83  SWC 8 20 .286 -5.71 3.21 Tommy Suitts (8-20)
34 1981-82  SWC 15 15 .500 9.33 7.00 Tommy Suitts (15-15)
35 1980-81  SWC 12 15 .444 -1.03 2.31 Mike Schuler (12-15)
36 1979-80  SWC 7 19 .269 -4.75 1.33 Mike Schuler (7-19)
37 1978-79  SWC 7 20 .259 Mike Schuler (7-20)
38 1977-78  SWC 4 22 .154 Mike Schuler (4-22)
39 1976-77  SWC 9 18 .333 Robert Polk (9-18)
40 1975-76  SWC 3 24 .111 Robert Polk (3-24)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
41 1974-75  SWC 5 21 .192 Robert Polk (5-21)
42 1973-74  SWC 11 17 .393 Don Knodel (11-17)
43 1972-73  SWC 7 19 .269 Don Knodel (7-19)
44 1971-72  SWC 6 20 .231 Don Knodel (6-20)
45 1970-71  SWC 14 12 .538 Don Knodel (14-12)
46 1969-70R SWC 14 11 .560 Lost First Round Don Knodel (14-11)
47 1968-69  SWC 10 14 .417 Don Knodel (10-14)
48 1967-68  SWC 8 16 .333 Don Knodel (8-16)
49 1966-67  SWC 7 17 .292 Don Knodel (7-17)
50 1965-66  SWC 1 22 .043 George Carlisle (1-22)
51 1964-65  SWC 2 22 .083 George Carlisle (2-22)
52 1963-64  SWC 15 9 .625 George Carlisle (15-9)
53 1962-63  SWC 12 11 .522 John Frankie (12-11)
54 1961-62  SWC 12 11 .522 John Frankie (12-11)
55 1960-61  SWC 11 12 .478 John Frankie (11-12)
56 1959-60  SWC 4 20 .167 John Frankie (4-20)
57 1958-59  SWC 11 13 .458 Don Suman (11-13)
58 1957-58  SWC 13 11 .542 14 Don Suman (13-11)
59 1956-57  SWC 16 8 .667 Don Suman (16-8)
60 1955-56  SWC 19 5 .792 17 Don Suman (19-5)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
61 1954-55  SWC 10 12 .455 Don Suman (10-12)
62 1953-54R SWC 23 5 .821 11 Lost Regional Semifinal Don Suman (23-5)
63 1952-53  SWC 15 6 .714 Don Suman (15-6)
64 1951-52  SWC 9 15 .375 Don Suman (9-15)
65 1950-51  SWC 8 15 .348 Don Suman (8-15)
66 1949-50  SWC 8 15 .348 Don Suman (8-15)
67 1948-49 R SWC 13 11 .542 54.6 53.5 Joe Davis (13-11)
68 1947-48  SWC 10 14 .417 Joe Davis (10-14)
69 1946-47  SWC 7 17 .292 Joe Davis (7-17)
70 1945-46  SWC 10 11 .476 Buster Brannon (10-11)
71 1944-45 R SWC 20 1 .952 Joe Davis (20-1)
72 1943-44 R SWC 15 5 .750 Joe Davis (15-5)
73 1942-43 R SWC 17 9 .654 Joe Davis (17-9)
74 1941-42R SWC 22 5 .815 Lost Regional Semifinal Buster Brannon (22-5)
75 1940-41  SWC 18 6 .750 Buster Brannon (18-6)
76 1939-40R SWC 25 4 .862 Lost Regional Semifinal Buster Brannon (25-4)
77 1938-39  SWC 10 11 .476 Buster Brannon (10-11)
78 1937-38  SWC 6 17 .261 Jimmy Kitts (6-17)
79 1936-37  SWC 6 10 .375 Jimmy Kitts (6-10)
80 1935-36  SWC 12 10 .545 Jimmy Kitts (12-10)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
81 1934-35  SWC 20 3 .870 Jimmy Kitts (20-3)
82 1933-34  SWC 6 6 .500 Jimmy Kitts (6-6)
83 1932-33  SWC 8 10 .444 Jimmy Kitts (8-10)
84 1931-32  SWC 5 9 .357 Russell Daugherty (5-9)
85 1930-31  SWC 8 9 .471 Russell Daugherty (8-9)
86 1929-30  SWC 7 9 .438 Russell Daugherty (7-9)
87 1928-29  SWC 2 10 .167 Russell Daugherty (2-10)
88 1927-28  SWC 3 9 .250 Russell Daugherty (3-9)
89 1926-27  SWC 0 9 .000 Franklyn Ashcraft (0-9)
90 1925-26  SWC 1 13 .071 Franklyn Ashcraft (1-13)
91 1924-25  SWC 2 12 .143 Patrick Nicholson (2-12)
92 1923-24  SWC 3 17 .150 Franklyn Ashcraft (3-17)
93 1922-23  SWC 10 9 .526 Phillip Arbuckle (10-9)
94 1921-22  SWC 2 12 .143 Howard Yerges (2-12)
95 1920-21  SWC 5 10 .333 Pete Cawthon (5-10)
96 1919-20  SWC 6 6 .500 Leslie Mann (6-6)
97 1918-19  SWC 4 10 .286 Wilbur Tisdale (4-10)
98 1917-18  SWC 10 4 .714 Wilbur Tisdale (10-4)
99 1916-17  Ind 10 5 .667 Robert Cummings (10-5)
100 1915-16  SWC 12 5 .706 Robert Cummings (12-5)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
101 1914-15  SWC 8 1 .889 Robert Cummings (8-1)