Scores

Final

Southern Miss 70

(21-9, 9-7 C-USA)

Tulsa 78

(18-12, 11-5 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, March 5, 2011

    Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    USM 31 3970
    TLSA 26 5278

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: R. Horton 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Tulsa: J. Hurtt 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tulsa 78, Southern Miss. 70

    Associated Press

    TULSA, Okla. -- Justin Hurtt scored 25 in his final home game and freshman Jordan Clarkson scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as Tulsa rallied past Southern Mississippi 78-70 on Saturday.

    The win gave the Golden Hurricane (18-12, 11-5) the second seed behind Alabama-Birmingham in the Conference USA tournament next week in El Paso, Texas.

    The game was tied 15 times, the last at 67 before Joe Richard, a 53 percent free-throw shooter, made two with 3 minutes left to put Tulsa ahead for good, the 11th lead change of the game.

    Clarkson then was fouled on a 3-pointer with a second remaining and made all three.

    R.L. Horton scored 18 points, Gary Flowers had 15 and LaShay Page had 12 for Southern Miss (21-9, 9-7).

    The Golden Eagles held Tulsa to 21.7 percent first-half shooting (5 of 23), but Tulsa made 14 of 18 free throws to hang within 31-26 at the break. Hurtt and Scottie Haralson, Tulsa's most potent 3-point shooters, combined to make 1 of 10 in the first half, but bounced back to make 4 of 6 in the second half.

    Hurtt, the league's leading scorer at 20.1 points per game, scored 13 of Tulsa's 16 points in a second-half run to keep Tulsa close until the final run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    TLSA
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 17-42 (.405)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 37-46 (.804)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 8

    2010-11 Season

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