GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Houston 66, Tulsa 64

(AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw)

By KEN MACLEOD
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. - Kyler Edwards made seven 3-pointers as part of his 29 points, and No. 11 Houston held off several rallies by Tulsa for a 66-64 win.

Tulsa freshman guard Anthony Pritchard missed a game-tying layup with a second to play, and the Golden Hurricanes had another chance with 0.4 seconds remaining but Houston blocked Sam Griffin's 3-point attempt.

Houston (15-2, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) also got 10 points from Reggie Chaney.

Tulsa (6-9, 0-4) was led by Jeriah Horne with 24 points, and 10 from Griffin.

Tulsa had stormed back from a 17-point halftime deficit to make it 50-49 with 11:03 left. Edwards then made a jumper with 10 minutes left and hit a 3-point with 7:45 left to give Houston a 57-52 cushion.

The Cougars went on to push the lead to 64-52, but Griffin made three 3-pointers in a span of 1:27 as Tulsa rallied to within 66-64 with 1:03 to play.

Horne popped in four 3-pointers in the first nine minutes of the second half, the final one cutting Houston's lead to 50-49 after trailing 38-21 at the half.

Houston limited Tulsa to just 25% shooting in the first half and led comfortably after an early 15-2 run.

Tulsa stayed within striking distance until the Cougars closed the half on a 9-0 run in the final 1:24, capped by Ramon Walker's 3-pointer at the buzzer. Tulsa's Darrien Jackson jarred the ball loose as Walker started his shot, but Walker managed to get a grasp and fling it in from 24 feet.

Edwards did most of the early damage for the Cougars, making 5-of-8 3-pointers. Houston made 7 of 17 treys while Tulsa was just 1-for-11 in the first half, while Tulsa heated up in the second half, making 8 of 13 treys.


Houston
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
F. White Jr. F 29 3-11 0-0 1-5 2-5 1 2 1 1 1 7
J. Carlton F 23 4-8 0-1 0-0 3-6 2 4 0 3 3 8
K. Edwards G 40 10-21 2-3 7-15 0-2 3 0 0 2 0 29
T. Moore G 37 2-7 2-2 1-4 6-11 2 1 4 2 3 7
J. Shead G 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Walker Jr.   31 1-5 0-0 0-4 0-6 1 0 0 1 4 2
J. Roberts   18 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 2 1 3
R. Chaney   17 2-3 6-6 0-0 1-4 1 2 0 2 2 10
Totals   200 23-58
(.397)
11-14
(.786)
9-28
(.321)
14-38 11 9 5 13 14 66


Tulsa
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Horne F 38 9-21 1-2 5-12 0-6 0 1 2 3 2 24
N. Konstantynovskyi C 12 1-1 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 3
D. Jackson G 32 2-5 2-2 0-1 1-3 4 0 1 1 2 6
A. Pritchard G 27 3-7 0-0 0-0 0-4 3 1 0 1 2 6
L. Draine G 21 2-5 0-0 1-3 0-2 1 0 3 1 1 5
R. Idowu   25 3-5 2-2 0-0 0-5 1 0 0 1 3 8
S. Griffin   21 3-9 1-2 3-6 1-2 2 0 0 1 1 10
C. Haywood II   15 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 2 0 0 2 2 0
T. Dalger   5 1-5 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 2
S. Gaston-Chapman   4 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 24-60
(.400)
7-10
(.700)
9-24
(.375)
12-35 13 2 6 11 17 64
Officials: Bill Jacobson, Josue Nieves, Gerald Williams




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