Tulsa 62

(4-6, 1-4 away)

E Michigan 67

(3-4, 3-1 home)

    6:00 PM ET, December 22, 2005

    Convocation Center (MI), Ypsilanti, Michigan

    1 2 T
    TLSA 23 3962
    EMU 22 4567

    Top Performers

    Tulsa: B. McDade 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

    Eastern Michigan: C. Cashen 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Eastern Michigan 67, Tulsa 62

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Craig Cashen and Carlos Medlock scored 15 points apiece to lead Eastern Michigan to a 67-62 win over Tulsa on Thursday night.

    In a battle of first-year coaches, Charles Ramsey's Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-4) trailed by one at halftime before going on an 18-4 run in the first five minutes of the second half. Medlock helped spur the run with a pair of steals, while sophomore forward Nick Freer knocked down three 3-pointers during the run.

    But Doug Wojcik's Golden Hurricane (4-6) slowly clawed their way back with strong play from forwards Darold Crow and Charles Ramsdell, who finished with 12 and 10 points in the second half, respectively.

    Tulsa trailed by just three points, 61-58, after Ramsdell sank a 3-pointer from the left corner with less than two minutes to play. But that was as close as the Golden Hurricane came, as Eastern Michigan sank six of eight free throws in the ensuing possessions to seal the victory.

    The Eagles had three players in double figures, including career high points totals for Cashen and Freer (14). Medlock also had six steals and four assists.

    Brett McDade led the Golden Hurricane with 20 points, including 11 in the second half.

    Tulsa shot the ball better than the Eagles, 42.1 percent to 37 percent, but turned the ball over 22 times on the night.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 62 67
    FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 19-27 (.704)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 12

    2005-06 Season

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