Tulsa Holds off Rice for Road-Game Win


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:14 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Mar 2, 2011 10:56 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff and Wire Reports

HOUSTON -- The Golden Hurricane’s Justin Hurtt scored 22 points and Tulsa beat Rice for the ninth straight time, 67-57.

Jordan Clarkson added 12 points for the Golden Hurricane (17-12,10-5 Conference USA), who pulled away for good with an 8-0 run midway through the second half.

Lucas Kuipers led the Owls (12-17, 4-11) with 14 points and Tamir Jackson had 13.

Tied at 44 with 12:48 to play, Tulsa scored eight straight points to take the lead then held on to win for the fourth time in five games.

Rice cut the gap to 54-51 with 7:06 to play before the Hurricane ended the threat with another 8-0 run.

Tulsa limited the Owls to 31.7 percent shooting and outrebounded them 45-32.

Tulsa will next host Southern Memphis on Saturday at 7 p.m.