Uzoh, Jordan Push Tulsa Past LMU - Oklahoma Sports - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Big Nights From Uzoh, Jordan Push Tulsa Past LMU

Tulsa's Ben Uzoh (1) and Oklahoma State's Ray Penn (14) were both named candidates for the Ben Cousy Award Wednesday. (AP Photos) Tulsa's Ben Uzoh (1) and Oklahoma State's Ray Penn (14) were both named candidates for the Ben Cousy Award Wednesday. (AP Photos)
Rick Carlisle talks with reporters before Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Rick Carlisle talks with reporters before Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
Bishop Wheatley Bishop Wheatley

Originally Published: Nov 24, 2009 9:34 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Reporter

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Ben Uzoh scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half to lead Tulsa past Loyola Marymount 79-65 Tuesday night. The senior helped keep the Golden Hurricane perfect with clutch three-pointers down the stretch.

Tulsa used a 26-9 run to close the first half to put away the Lions. Loyola Marymount beat Southern California by eight just a few nights before but never looked in sync on offense and turned the ball over a dozen times.

Uzoh had some help on offense. Senior Bishop Wheatley returned for the Golden Hurricane in a big way. The forward scored 10 points in his first game back from a 4-game suspension after violating NCAA rules as a sophomore.

The Tulsa bench played a big role in the win over the Lions. The reserves outscored Loyola Marymount 17-5. Joe Richard led the charge off the bench with nine points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Uzoh finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Every Tulsa starter except Justin Hurtt scored in double-figures, and the unit combined for 62 points.

Jerome Jordan set the school record for blocks in a career with six swats against the Lions. Jordan passed Michael Ruffin’s mark of 266 blocks. Jordan’s 267 are now fourth all-time in Conference USA.

The Golden Hurricane has won every game this season by at least a dozen points. Tulsa hits the road for the first time this season when they visit Missouri State on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.