TULSA, Okla. -- Justin Hurtt hit a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime, then scored two key baskets in the extra period as Tulsa beat Houston 76-71 on Saturday.
With Tulsa down 66-63 with 8.6 seconds left, Hurtt drained a 3-pointer from the right side of the arc to tie the game. He added five of the Golden Hurricane's 10 points in overtime, part of his 22-point afternoon.The victory was Tulsa's third consecutive win and fourth in its last five games. It also avenged a 64-57 loss Jan. 19 at Houston.The Cougars (11-11, 3-6 Conference USA) suffered their fifth straight loss and have not won since knocking off the Golden Hurricane.Tulsa (13-10, 6-3) made 10 3-pointers. Scottie Haralson had six of them, including one in overtime, on his way to tying Hurtt with 22 points.Maurice McNeil paced Houston with 21 points before fouling out late in regulation.