Tulsa Routs East Carolina with 19-Point Margin

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

Originally Published: Feb 16, 2011 10:23 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff and Wire Reports

TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa Golden Hurricane was led by three players who finished in the double-figures. Justin Hurtt scored 21 points, Scottie Haralson had 18 and Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to add 17 as Tulsa routed East Carolina 86-67 on Wednesday night.

The win ended a string of five games decided either in overtime or the final seconds for the Golden Hurricane (14-11, 7-4 Conference USA).

The Pirates (13-12, 5-6) hung close for 30 minutes thanks to seven 3-pointers by six different players.

Leading scorer Jontae Sherrod (15.3 points per game) was held to 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting for East Carolina while Darrius Morrow added 10 points.

Hurtt, Haralson and Clarkson caught fire simultaneously in the second half. Haralson made four 3-pointers after halftime.

Tulsa shot 52.5 percent from the field after struggling below 40 percent in its three previous games.

Tulsa next travels to play SMU on Feb. 19.