NCAA Game Summary - Tulsa at Rice|
(Saturday, March 9)
Final Score: Tulsa 77, Rice 71
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Scottie Haralson and D'Andre Wright each
finished with 15 points to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 77-71 victory
over the Rice Owls in the Conference USA regular-season finale for both clubs
at Tudor Fieldhouse.
For the Golden Hurricane (16-14, 8-8 C-USA), Pat Swilling Jr. added 14 points
and James Woodard posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. With
the win and UAB's loss earlier in the day, Tulsa clinched the No. 5 seed and
the final bye in next week's conference tournament and will take on No. 4 seed
East Carolina on Thursday night.
Tamir Jackson led all scorers with 30 points for the Owls (5-25, 1-15), who
suffered their 10th straight loss. Julian DeBose finished with 17 points and
Austin Ramljak chipped in with 15 for Rice which finished at the bottom
of the conference standings and will take on Houston in the opening round of
the C-USA tournament on Wednesday evening.
Tulsa took a commanding lead at halftime, 33-19, by shooting 52.2 percent from
the field and knocking down 5-of-11 from beyond the 3-point arc in the first
half. Rice was held to just 28.6 percent shooting and only 2-of-13 from 3-
In the second half the Owls finally found their shooting touch, hitting on
51.5 percent from the field and a whopping 10-of-21 from 3-point range. The
Golden Hurricane attempted to keep pace by shooting 52.2 percent from the
field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc,
Tulsa dominated the boards, outrebounding Rice 38-26. The Golden Hurricane
finished with a 21-9 scoring advantage at the free-throw line.
03/09 23:59:25 ET