Tulsa Comes Up Short Against St. Joseph's

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 11:57 pm
By: News On 6


CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a game that remained close from start to finish, the Tulsa men's basketball team fell to St. Joseph's 79-75 Sunday.

The teams stood tied with seven minutes left, which marked the ninth time in the night the score was even. But St. Joseph's (3-1) responded with a short scoring spurt, and then answered all of Tulsa's scores down the stretch.

The Golden Hurricane (3-2) briefly pulled to within one point, but St. Joseph's responded with four points to widen the lead. When Tulsa cut the lead to two, the Hawks again scored four consecutive points to extend their advantage with only a few seconds left. The Hurricane did not have enough time to eliminate that lead.

Scottie Haralson led Tulsa with 24 points and hit a career-high six 3-pointers. Jordan Clarkson scored 19 and Steven Idlet added 12, but the rest of the team scored just 20 points combined.

Langston Galloway had a hot hand for St. Joseph's, leading the team with 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a perfect 5-of-5 from long range. Carl Jones scored 19 and C.J. Aiken added 12, and they combined to shoot 12-of-18 from the field.

St. Joseph's as team shot 67 percent in the second half, while Tulsa shot just 38 percent. The Hurricane managed to stay in the game thanks to advantages in rebounding and turnovers.

Tulsa now has followed a three-game winning streak to start the season with losses in its last two games. Sunday's contest ended the Charleston Classic, but the Hurricane will remain on the road for its next game at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Jackson State.