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Tulsa rides late run to 68-62 victory over Mercer

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) Kodi Maduka scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Tulsa used a late run to beat Mercer 68-62 on Wednesday in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

Eric McClellan added 14 points off the bench for the Golden Hurricane (6-7), and Jordan Clarkson had 12.

Jakob Gollon led the Bears (8-6) with 12 points. Daniel Coursey had 10 points, five rebounds and six blocked shots.

Tulsa led 37-27 after a Scottie Haralson 3-pointer just after halftime, but Mercer slowly climbed back into the game, finally taking a 50-49 lead on a Travis Smith jumper with 6:46 remaining.

After a Gollon 3-pointer put the Bears ahead 53-51, Tulsa went on an 11-1 run over the next five minutes to lead 62-54 with 1:14 left. Free throws the rest of the way sealed the win.

The Golden Hurricane outscored Mercer 34-20 in the paint and outrebounded the Bears 41-28.

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