Tulsa starts game with 16-0 run, beats SMU 63-56Jan 14, 2010 - 3:18 AM DALLAS(AP) -- Justin Hurtt scored 17 points and Tulsa began the game with a 16-0 run in a 63-56 victory over SMU on Wednesday night.
Reigning Conference USA Player of the Week Ben Uzoh had 16 points and four assists for the Golden Hurricane (13-3, 3-0), which beat SMU for the ninth consecutive time.
The Mustangs (6-9, 0-2) got 15 points and a game-best 10 rebounds from Papa Dia. Mouhammad Faye scored 17 points, and Derek Williams had 10.
Five Tulsa players scored during the opening spurt before Paul McCoy made a free throw after 7:09 had expired to get SMU on the board. Tulsa led 26-17 at halftime.
SMU cut it to 34-30 on Faye's layup with 13:06 left. Tulsa rebuilt its edge to 55-38 with 6:03 to go, but SMU ran off the next 10 points to make it 55-48 with 3:35 left. The teams battled evenly from there.
- NCAA BB
SMU 56 FINAL
Jan 13 10:02 PM
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HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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TULSA 26 26
SOUTHERN METHODIST 17 17 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
TULSA - BEN UZOH 8, JEROME JORDAN 6,
JUSTIN HURTT 4
SOUTHERN METHODIST - MOUHAMMAD FAYE 7, PAUL MCCOY 3, THREE
PLAYERS WITH 2
Jan 13 8:50 PM
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