|23 Anthony Rice
Is No. 2 on the Tiger career three-pointers list with 160 treys (No. 1 is Marcus Moody with 163 treys from 1998-2001) ... Also No. 2 on the Tiger career three-point attempts list with 435 and No. 5 on the career three-point field goal percentage chart at 36.8 percent ... Hit 56 three-pointers for a second-straight year ... The 56 treys are tied for 10th-most for a single season in school history ... Netted 800th career pt. vs. Oklahoma State (NCAA) ... Dished out four (or more) assists 13 times ... Had two stretches during the season where he averaged over 4.5 assists per game ... In six-game stretch from Houston to East Carolina (Jan. 24-Feb. 11), averaged 4.7 dishes per game (28 total) ... In five-game stretch from Ole Miss to Missouri (Dec. 6-27), averaged 5.0 assists per contest (25 total) ... Netted double figures in seven of the Tigers' final 10 games ... Averaged 13.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg in three games prior to Mar. 21 ... Shot 50 FG, 50 3-pt. FG in those three games ... Had 12 pts, eight rebs, four assists vs. South Carolina (NCAA) ... Had 12 points and a season-high tying nine rebounds vs. Southern Miss (2nd game) ... Played the point vs. Southern Miss when Antonio Burks got in foul trouble (had only two turnovers) ... Tied a career high with four steals vs. UAB ... Used as a primary ball handler against the UAB pressure defense ... Had only one turnover while playing all 40 minutes vs. the Blazers ... Netted a season-high 17 pts vs. Marquette ... Tied a career high with five treys vs. Marquette ... Scored 13 points, dished out five assists vs. ECU ... Hit two key 2nd-half treys in a 12-3 run that turned a 49-50 deficit to a 59-53 lead ... Had a career-high tying seven dishes vs. Saint Louis ... Scored 10 points vs. Louisville (1st game) ... Hit 1 FT with :30 left to give Memphis a 62-55 lead ... Had 14 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. DePaul ... Posted three points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and no turnovers in 33 minutes of action vs. Missouri ... Grabbed the biggest board of the season when he rebounded Antonio Burks' miss with :20 left in the game ... Missouri fouled him with :17 left and he made 1-of-2 FTs to give Memphis a 60-56 lead ... Had eight points, three rebounds and seven assists vs. Belmont ... The seven assists are a career high ... Posted 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists vs. Austin Peay ... Scored 15 points and had four assists vs. Fordham ... Had 13 points and seven rebounds vs. Wake Forest.
Started all but one game (Senior Night) ... Averaged 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists ... Shot 36.6 percent from three-point range and knocked down 56 treys ... The 56 three-pointers made ranks 10th for a single-season in Memphis history ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Scored eight points against Arizona State in the NCAA Tournament ... Had four points and three rebounds vs. USF in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals ... Conference USA play: Saw action in all 16 league games, starting 15 ... Averaged 8.8 points and 2.5 rebounds ... Shot 38.5 percent from the three-point line in conference action ... Scored 13 points and grabbed three rebounds in the Tigers' win at UAB ... Was 4-of-6 from the field, including 3-of-5 from the three-point arc, vs. the Blazers ... Scored 11 points and had two assists and a steal at Houston ... Hit 3-of-4 treys vs. the Cougars ... Was 1-for-9 from the field when he swished back-to-back three-pointers to break a 50-50 tie at USF ... Scored only seven points in 29 minutes of play, but did a tremendous defensive job on Louisville's Reece Gaines ... Held Gaines to 5-for-18 from the field, including 1-for-9 from the arc, in the Tigers' victory over the Cardinals in Freedom Hall ... Scored 12 points -- on a 4-for-5 performance from the arc -- to go along with two assists, two blocks and a steal against UAB ... Had five points, eight rebounds and four assists against the Green Wave ... The eight boards were a season high ... His steal and assist led to John Grice's game-winning three-pointer with just over two minutes to play at Tulane ... Scored 13 points and had four rebounds and three assists against East Carolina ... Hit a career-high five three-pointers (15 points) in an 80-62 victory over Southern Miss ... Had back-to-back 11-point performances vs. Saint Louis and Houston ... The 11-point effort against Houston began a five-game, double-figure scoring stretch ... Averaged 12.4 points over that five-game stretch ... The Houston contest also ended a six-game scoring and shooting slump ... Was 4-for-7 from the field and knocked down 3-of-6 three-pointers against the Cougars ... Non-conference play: Scored nine points and had five rebounds in 35 minutes at Arkansas ... Finished with a team-high 16 points in the Tigers' 77-74 win over No. 7 Illinois ... Was the only player to play more than 28 minutes vs. the Illini ... Scored a team-high 14 points and also had four rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes vs. Ole Miss ... Was 4-for-6 from arc against the Rebels ... Had 10 points and six boards against Missouri ... The Missouri contest began a three-game, double-figure scoring stretch ... Averaged 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds vs. Missouri, Ole Miss and Illinois ... Netted a season-best 18 points vs. Arkansas-Little Rock ... Hit 6-of-9 from the field, 4-of-5 from the arc and 2-of-2 from the foul line for the 18 points ... Also had six rebounds and four assists vs. the Trojans ... Played all 45 minutes (career high) and ran the point late in the Austin Peay game ... Had six assists to go along with 15 points ... Was 5-for-8 from the field vs. the Governors ... Scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists in the Tigers' win over Syracuse ... His break-away dunk in the final seconds put an exclamation point on the Tigers' season-opening win over the Orange.
Played in all 36 games, starting nine ... Six of his nine starts came during the Tigers' stretch run in the Conference USA regular season ... Averaged 7.4 points and 2.9 rebounds ... Shot 44 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from the arc and 73.7 percent from the charity stripe ... His 42.5 shooting percentage from three-point range (48-of-113) is the second-best, single-season mark in school history (Detric Golden's 43.9 percentage in 1997-98 tops the list) ... Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Finished his rookie season by pulling down a career-high 10 rebounds and recording a season-high five assists in the Tigers' NIT title win over South Carolina ... Scored eight points against Tennessee Tech in a 79-73 win to advance to the NIT semifinals ... Grabbed four boards off the bench vs. BYU in the NIT second round ... After starting the previous six games, came off the bench to score 14 points -- including 4-of-6 from the arc -- in the Tigers' NIT win over UNC Greensboro ... Was Memphis' leading scorer with 15 points against Houston in the Conference USA Tournament ... Also grabbed four rebounds against the Cougars ... Conference USA play: Played in all 16 league games and started six ... Averaged 8.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in conference games only ... Shot 45 percent from the floor, 42.4 percent from the three-point line and 73.9 percent from the foul line in league action ... Had 14 points and nine rebounds vs. DePaul ... Scored 10 points, pulled down four rebounds and blocked a career-high three shots against Houston ... Against Charlotte, scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point range ... Also had six boards, four assists and two steals vs. the 49ers ... Scored 10 points off the bench against TCU in second meeting with Horned Frogs ... Had eight points and a career-high tying four steals vs. Houston ... Scored a career-high 19 points against UAB in his first career conference start ... Shot 6-of-10 from the field, 3-of-5 from the arc and 4-of-5 from the free throw line ... Also had five rebounds, three assists and a steal against the Blazers ... In a 98-93 win at TCU, scored seven points and had three rebounds off the bench ... Knocked down a pair of three-pointers during a 9-3, first-half run to give the Tigers a 15-10 lead in a win at Southern Miss ... Non-conference play: Scored 16 points against Austin Peay ... Was 6-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-5 from the arc, vs. the Governors ... In second consecutive start, had six points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals against Christian Brothers ... Received first career start against Southeastern Louisiana and had four points and six rebounds against the Lions ... Netted 10 points vs. Iowa in the semifinals of the Guardians Classic ... Had 11 points and five assists vs. Northwestern State ... Scored seven points vs. Old Dominion, going 3-for-4 from the field ... Had six points, two boards and two assists in his collegiate debut vs. Wofford.
Averaged 20.1 points at North Clayton High School to rank among the top 15 scorers in the metro-Atlanta area ... Also averaged five rebounds, four steals and three blocks per game ... Was a second-team all-state selection by the Atlanta Tipoff Club ... Also named to the organization's Metro Atlanta team ... Prep team advanced to the second round of the Georgia state playoffs ... Coached by Lewis Wilkerson.
Son of Marie Massey Avery and Douglas Avery ... Born May 26, 1983, in Albany, Ga. ... Majoring in Art with a concentration in Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking.
Rice's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Reb Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2001-02. 36-9 835/23.2 95-216 .440 48-113 .425 28-38 .737 30-76 106 2.9 60-0 63 42 14 35 266/7.4
2002-03. 30-29 879/29.3 95-250 .380 56-153 .366 18-30 .600 33-52 85 2.8 58-0 71 42 8 21 264/8.8
2003-04. 30-30 1012/33.7 90-251 .359 56-169 .331 34-53 .642 42-64 106 3.5 64-0 91 72 12 44 270/9.0
TOTAL... 96-68 2726/28.4 280-717 .391 160-435 .368 80-121 .661 105-192 297 3.1 182-0 225 156 34 100 800/8.3