TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Brett McDade scored 16 points, including all
eight of his free throws in the final 2:21, as Tulsa staved off a
comeback bid by Southern for a 60-48 victory on Monday.
The Golden Hurricane (4-5) twice led by 19 points in the first
half and had a 40-22 second-half lead when Southern scored three
baskets in 90 seconds to get back in the game.
The Jaguars, who forced 13 turnovers in each half, pulled within
48-42 on a layup by Peter Cipriano with 4:48 remaining.
A 10-foot jumper by Darold Crow stopped the run, then McDade
made two free throws to give Tulsa a 52-43 advantage with 4:01
Southern whittled that down to 52-47, and had a chance at
getting closer when Chris Alexander stole an inbounds pass and was
fouled with 2:27 left. But Alexander missed both free throws.
McDade was fouled and made both free throws to widen Tulsa's
advantage to 56-48.
Ray Reese added 13 points for Tulsa before fouling out, while
Crow had 10 points.
Alexander scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had four
steals for Southern (1-8). Southern shot just 37 percent from the
field, 50 percent on free throws and had 25 turnovers.
Tulsa built a 29-10 lead in the first half but had turnovers on
seven of its final nine possessions and saw the lead cut to 31-18
at the break, as Javaris Bradford and Alexander nailed 3-pointers
in the final 1:09 of the half.