HOUSTON (AP) -Elliot Williams scored more than 30 points for the second time this month as he led Memphis to a record-setting 80-68 victory over Rice on Saturday night.
The Tigers (13-4, 3-0) took their 52nd straight win over Conference USA teams, breaking the all-time NCAA record for consecutive victories in regular-season conference play.
The previous mark of 51 was set by Kentucky between 1950 and 1954.
Williams finished with 32 points a week after he scored 33 against Southern Mississippi. He made 9 of 15 from the floor, including three 3-pointers.
Arsalan Kazemi picked up his fourth double-double of the season for the Owls (6-11, 0-4), scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Trey Stanton led the Owls with 18 points.
Roburt Sallie helped the Tigers with 12 points, while Willie Kemp finished with 11.
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