Earls, Uzoh carry Tulsa over North Florida 83-66
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)—Ben Uzoh scored 20 points and Rod Earls added 18, leading Tulsa past North Florida 83-66 Monday night in the consolation round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.
Glenn Andrews scored 14 points for Tulsa (1-1), which shot 59 percent and outrebounded the Ospreys 32-21. The Golden Hurricane opened the tournament by losing to Hampton on Sunday night.
Tom Hammond led North Florida (0-2) with 17 points and Justin Cecil had 13. It was the second straight lopsided defeat for the Ospreys, who dropped a 79-50 decision to host Maryland on Sunday night.
Tulsa led 39-32 before Uzoh scored in the lane and added a three-point play to up the margin to 12. After North Florida closed to 53-44, Calvin Walls made two jumpers in an 11-3 spurt that gave the Golden Hurricane a 17-point cushion with 8:44 left.
Earls scored 11 points to stake Tulsa to a 39-30 halftime lead. The Golden Hurricane led 33-30 before baskets by Earls, Sam Mitchell and Andrews put Tulsa comfortably in control.