The Tulsa basketball team sprinted to a 113-70 victory over Panhandle State in the final exhibition contest Sunday. The 113 points is the most a Hurricane team has scored in an exhibition game since 1993 when Tulsa tallied 132 points against Fort Sill.
Saturday's explosive performance was quite a contrast from Tulsa's first exhibition game a week ago when the Hurricane scored just 60 points.
"It was a very nice afternoon. Obviously we shot the ball better than we did the first game. We missed layups in this game, but we made more layups than we missed in the first game. We got out in transition. We were active defensively, and we were able to push the ball up in transition and score a lot on broken floor-type plays," said Tulsa Head Coach Danny Manning.
Six Tulsa players scored in double-figures and 11 of the 12 players scored at least one point. Freshman James Woodard led the attack with a game-high 23 points and added five assists, while fellow freshman guard Shaquille Harrison tallied 18 points and had a team-high four steals. Seniors Scottie Haralson and Kauri Black added 15 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore Shad Smith had 12 points and freshman D'Andre Wright scored 11 points for the Hurricane.
The Danny Manning Era officially begins on Sunday, November 11, as the Hurricane opens the regular season against LSU Shreveport.