Martin's layup gave the Owls their first lead midway through the first half and, after St. Leo's Junior Searcy made a layup to make it 17-all, Trey Murphy III hit a 3-pointer that put Rice in front for good.
Searcy hit a 3 that pulled St. Leo within two with 7:55 remaining but Martin answered with a 3-pointer that sparked a 16-2 run that made it 74-58 when Adams made a 3 with 2:23 left. The Lions made just 1 of 5 from the field and committed five turnovers during that span.
Rusty Moorer led St. Leo with 15 points.
Hall's lay-in gives Spartans late lead
Xavier Tillman slips a pass to Malik Hall, who lays in the shot to put Michigan State up with less than 30 seconds remaining.
Powell buries clutch step-back 3, plus the foul
Myles Powell nails a step-back 3-pointer with just over two minutes remaining against Michigan State.
Brevard carries Arkansas St. over VMI 71-56
Malik Brevard had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Arkansas State to a 71-56 win over VMI on Thursday night.