The Rice Owls have been to the NCAA Tournament four times in school history, the most recent in 1970. They made the Sweet Sixteen in 1954. The Owls have been to five NITs as well, going 1-6 all time. In 2012, they went to the quarterfinals of the CIT in 2012 as well.
The Tudor Fieldhouse has been around since 1950 and seats a bit over 5000 fans for Owls home games. Every seat is close to the court and you can enjoy your favorite concession items such as burgers, nachos, popcorn, candy and more while watching a great game.
The student section, known as Autry Army, keeps the atmosphere lively and the noise level high as they cheer on the Owls. Rice may not have the tradition as their cross-town former conference rival Houston does, but you would not know it by the enthusiasm of the crowd at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Just because it has been around since 1950, do not be fooled. Tudor Fieldhouse is a great place to watch college basketball. It has undergone a major renovation in 2008, so it is a new arena on the inside.
Rice plays in Conference USA, which includes teams such as UAB, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Charlotte, North Texas, Old Dominion, Southern Miss, UTEP, UTSA and Western Kentucky. These teams will try to get to the NCAA Tournament by winning the C-USA Tournament. But do not be surprised if a couple of these teams earn an at-large bid as well.
Don’t miss out on Owls basketball at the Tudor Fieldhouse this season.
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