Tulsa 78, Lamar 64
TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Calvin Walls scored 13 points and Tulsa used a second-half run to overpower Lamar 78-64 Friday night.
Walls also grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double as the Golden Hurricane (5-1) outrebounded Lamar 58-31. Freshman Ben Uzoh had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 21 minutes, while forward Darold Crow had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Lamar only trailed 34-32 at the break, making 8 of 20 3-pointers while Tulsa hit just 2-of-14. The Cardinals were trailing 42-37 when Tulsa’s size advantage began to take over, as 6-foot-11 Jerome Jordan and 6-foot-8 Jamel McLean combined for 11 points during a 22-7 spurt.
For the game, the pair combined for 13 points and nine rebounds in just 18 minutes. Tulsa also got a pair of 3-pointers from Mark Hill and one from Uzoh in the run, which gave Tulsa a 64-44 lead with 8:33 left.
Lamar (3-4) never came closer than the final margin.
The Cardinals played without 7-foot-1 starting center James Davis, who averages a team-leading 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. He did not make the trip for disciplinary reasons, Lamar Athletic Director Billy Tubbs said.
Lamar Sanders scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Lamar, while Todd Currye added 15 points.