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1953-54 Rice Owls Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-5, .821 W-L% (8th of 160)
Conference: 9-3, 1st in SWC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Don Suman (23-5)

PS/G: 70.7 (54th of 160) ▪ PA/G: 61.4 (20th of 160)
SRS: 11.05 (18th of 160) ▪ SOS: 1.75 (64th of 160)

NCAA Tournament:
Lost West Regional Semifinal (51-45) versus Oklahoma State
Won West Regional Third Place (78-55) versus Colorado

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AP Poll Summary

12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
    11 16 11 15                  

Schedules prior to the 1996-97 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Mon, Dec 14, 1953 REG @ Tulane SEC W 56 49 1 0 W 1
2 Thu, Dec 17, 1953 REG @ St. John's (NY) Metro NY W 85 81 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Dec 19, 1953 REG @ Tennessee SEC W 78 66 3 0 W 3
4 Mon, Dec 21, 1953 REG @ Vanderbilt SEC W 79 60 4 0 W 4
5 Mon, Dec 28, 1953 REG N Texas A&M SWC W 55 43 5 0 W 5
6 Tue, Dec 29, 1953 REG @ Southern Methodist SWC W 80 79 6 0 W 6
7 Wed, Dec 30, 1953 REG N Texas SWC W 65 58 7 0 W 7
8 Tue, Jan 5, 1954 REG @ Southern Methodist SWC L 66 79 7 1 L 1
9 Sat, Jan 9, 1954 REG Texas A&M SWC W 78 53 8 1 W 1
10 Tue, Jan 12, 1954 REG Texas Christian SWC W 69 52 9 1 W 2
11 Fri, Jan 15, 1954 REG @ Texas SWC L 66 74 9 2 L 1
12 Mon, Jan 18, 1954 REG @ Arkansas SWC W 80 55 10 2 W 1
13 Sat, Jan 23, 1954 REG Baylor SWC W 72 60 11 2 W 2
14 Tue, Feb 9, 1954 REG @ Texas A&M SWC W 61 47 12 2 W 3
15 Sat, Feb 13, 1954 REG Texas SWC W 61 51 13 2 W 4
16 Sat, Feb 20, 1954 REG Arkansas SWC W 76 62 14 2 W 5
17 Tue, Feb 23, 1954 REG @ Baylor SWC L 73 76 14 3 L 1
18 Fri, Feb 26, 1954 REG @ Texas Christian SWC W 72 65 15 3 W 1
19 Tue, Mar 2, 1954 REG Southern Methodist SWC W 90 64 16 3 W 2
20 Fri, Mar 5, 1954 REG Texas SWC W 70 62 17 3 W 3
21 Mon, Mar 8, 1954 REG @ Texas SWC W 72 71 18 3 W 4
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
22 Fri, Mar 12, 1954 NCAA N Oklahoma State MVC L 45 51 18 4 L 1
23 Sat, Mar 13, 1954 NCAA N Colorado Big 7 W 78 55 19 4 W 1