Derrick Nix had 10 points and five rebounds in a battle down low with Mbakwe that resembled a defensive end going at a left tackle.
"This is a game where you can come in here and get a good win against a quality team on the road, and it helps you out for later on down the road," Trice said. "We lost one, but it's a long season. We got to bounce back."
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