Men's Basketball Falls to Tulsa on Wednesday Night

Jan. 23, 2013

Tulsa 87, Houston 72

Game Book | Quotes | Season Stats

  1 2 F
Tulsa (12-8, 4-2 C-USA) 40 47 87
Houston (12-6, 1-4 C-USA) 32 40 72

Quick Stats UH UCF
Points 72 87
Field Goals 22 31
3-Point Field Goals 5 12
Free Throws 23 13
Rebounds 35 35
Fouls 19 19
Assists 12 20
Turnovers 14 11
Blocks 3 2
Steals 8 6

Statistical Leaders
Houston Points Rebounds Assists
Joseph Young 16 3 1
Danuel House 15 5 1 (Stl.)
TaShawn Thomas 12 13 1
Tulsa Points Rebounds Assists
Scottie Haralson 19 7 1 (Stl.)
Tim Peete 14 3 1
James Woodard 14 4 4

HOUSTON - Tulsa used an 11-2 run to start the second half and broke open a close game on the way to an 87-72 win against the University of Houston Men's Basketball team on Wednesday night inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars trailed 37-23 late in the first half but closed out the opening period on a 9-3 run to move to within 40-32 at the break.

The game started well for Houston in the second half as sophomore forward TaShawn Thomas converted a layup on the opening possession. However, that would be as close as Houston would come the rest of the way.

Tulsa forward Scottie Haralson drained a layup to start the Golden Hurricane's run and then nailed three consecutive 3-pointers followed by three straight Houston misses for a 51-34 lead with 17:22 remaining in the game. The Cougars would move no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

Thomas posted 12 points with a game-high 13 rebounds for his second straight double-double and his eighth of the season. It also marked the Killeen, Texas, native's 17th double-double in his career.

Sophomore guard Joseph Young led the Cougars with 16 points and a pair of 3-pointers, while freshman forward Danuel House added 15 points with five boards.

Haralson led five Golden Hurricane players in double digits with 19 points and seven rebounds and added a game-high five 3-pointers, all in the second half. Tim Peete and James Woodard posted 14 points apiece, while Pat Swilling Jr. came off the bench to score 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Kauri Black added 10 points in the win.

• Tulsa moved to 22-21 in the all-time series... Tulsa has won the last two games... Cougars fell to 13-8 all-time against Tulsa in Houston. • Thomas started his 48th consecutive games, every game of his collegiate career.
Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars continue their three-game homestand when they play host to UAB at 5 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

From there, the Cougars will compete in a pair of road games but only need to leave the city once. Houston meets crosstown- and Conference USA-rival Rice at 7 p.m., Wednesday, inside Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice campus.

From there, the team meets SMU at 2 p.m., Feb. 2, inside Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The Cougars enjoyed a 78-67 win earlier this month in Hofheinz Pavilion in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

Single-game tickets for all remaining home games and a variety of ticket packs to suit any budget are on sale now. To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by online at UHCougars.com.

Fans can buy tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the red and white Tickets tab at UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GOUH or email cougarpride@uh.edu. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information or click here.



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