TU Men Lose Big In Memphis
Kauri Black scored a career-high 14 points to lead four players in double figures for Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane fell, 94-64, in its Conference USA contest at Memphis Saturday afternoon at the FedEx Forum.
Scottie Haralson made three three-pointers and scored 13 points with five rebounds for the Golden Hurricane (12-10, 4-4 C-USA). Pat Swilling, Jr., also hit three treys and tallied 11 points, while Rashad Ray added 10 points. Shaquille Harrison scored eight points with three assists and two steals.
D.J. Stephens had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and added five blocks to lead the Tigers (18-3, 7-0 C-USA). Antonio Barton led Memphis with 16 points, and Chris Crawford added 12 points.
Trailing 20-7 with 13:13 left in the first half, Tulsa scored eight straight points on a pair of three's by Swilling and a lay in by D'Andre Wright to cut the deficit to 20-15. The Tigers took the lead back up to 11 points at 26-15, and Tulsa again pulled closer to five points. Memphis led 39-28 with 4:36 left in the half. Memphis closed the half scoring 10 of the last 14 points to take a 49-32 lead into the locker room.
Memphis increased its halftime lead to 25-points, 64-39, with 12:55 remaining, and used a 15-5 run to take its largest lead, 79-44, with 8:04 left in the game.
The Hurricane shot 34 percent from the field, and made 7-of-15 three-pointers to shoot 47 percent from distance. Memphis shot 48.5 percent from the field, held a 45-33 rebounding advantage, and finished with 12 blocks.
TU freshman D'Andre Wright, seeing his first action since Dec. 22 at Oral Roberts due to an injury, and had three blocks, three rebounds and two points in 11 minutes.
The Golden Hurricane returns home to play host to UAB at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Donald W. Reynolds Center.