MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 13, 2013

College basketball roundup


Phoenix wire reports

Men

HUSTON-TILLOTSON 73, BACONE 71 – A back and forth affair went the way of the Huston-Tillotson Rams as they held off the Bacone Warriors 73-71 Saturday night in Red River conference action.

For the game the Warriors connected on 48 percent (28 of 58) from the field, hit 11 of 18 free throws but committed 25 turnovers; the Rams hit 35 percent (25 of 70) while knocking down 17 of 26 free throws.

Kwame Bates led Bacone in scoring with a season-high 22 points, Derrick Thomas finished with 12.

Bacone (2-12, 0-8) faces Our Lady of the Lake on Monday night in San Antonio, Texas.

SW BAPTIST 68, NSU 60 – The Northeastern State men’s basketball team fell to Southwest Baptist on Saturday in Bolivar, Mo..

The RiverHawks (10-4, 3-3 MIAA) dropped their third-straight decision, while the Bearcats (5-9, 3-3 MIAA) won their third in a row.

Junior Bryton Hobbs and sophomore Landon DeMasters both led NSU with 16 points while senior Ethan Anderson added 12.

ARKANSAS 56, VANDERBILT 33 – Marshawn Powell scored 17 points and BJ Young added 14 as Arkansas pulled away for a win over Vanderbilt.

Powell, who was held scoreless in a loss at Texas A&M on Wednesday, scored the first eight points for the Razorbacks (10-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) on Saturday and added 6 rebounds and 6 steals.

Young added 12 of his 14 points in the second half as Arkansas bounced back from a season-worst 51-point effort in an 18-point loss against the Aggies.

Sheldon Jeter had 8 points to lead the Commodores (6-8, 0-2), who matched their season low for points and narrowly avoided setting the school mark for scoring futility. Vanderbilt committed a season-worst 26 turnovers, leading to 23 points for the Razorbacks.

TULSA 64, RICE 51 – Tulsa outscored the Rice Owls by 20 points in the second half to capture a Conference USA victory on Saturday.

The Golden Hurricane improved to 10-7 on the season and 2-1 in C-USA play while the Owls dropped to 3-12 and 0-2.

Freshman Shaquille Harrison scored 12 of his game-high 14 points in the second half while also leading the Hurricane with eight rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Junior Pat Swilling, Jr. finished the game with 12 points and four rebounds, while senior Kauri Black had 10 points and six rebounds.



Women

BACONE 62, HUSTON-TILLOTSON 60 – The Bacone Lady Warriors ended a two-game losing streak by defeating the Huston-Tillotson Lady Rams 62-60 on Saturday.

With the victory, Bacone moves to 4-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Ashley Jenkins paced the Lady Warriors with a season-high 20 points and Danielle Reed finished with 11; Kyna Lewis led all rebounders with 15 for Bacone.

NSU 59, SW BAPTIST 43 – The Northeastern State women’s basketball team defeated Southwest Baptist Saturday at Meyer Sports Center in Bolivar, Mo..

The RiverHawks (9-5, 4-2 MIAA) committed a season-low six turnovers and earned their first league road win. The Bearcats (6-8, 1-5 MIAA) dropped their fourth-straight contest.

Senior guard Taylor Lewis led the RiverHawks with 18 points and sophomore guard Fontana Tate tied her career high with 13 of her own.

OU 65, TEXAS TECH 55 – Aaryn Ellenberg scored 26 points, including Oklahoma’s last 13, as the No. 16 Sooners held off Texas Tech for a 65-55 victory on Saturday night.

Oklahoma (14-2, 4-0 Big 12) led 52-48 with 4:48 remaining when Ellenberg hit a 3-pointer, jumper and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to thwart a comeback attempt by the Red Raiders (12-4, 2-2). She protected the lead by going 5 for 6 from the free-throw line in the final 1:32.

Joanna McFarland added 14 points and 16 rebounds and Nicole Griffin 13 points for the Sooners.

Chynna Brown and Casey Morris scored 11 points apiece for Texas Tech.

ORAL ROBERTS 63, S.F. AUSTIN 56 – Christian Key scored a career-high 20 points and Jaci Bigham tallied her third double-double of the season as Oral Roberts University overcame a slow start to top Stephen F. Austin, 63-56, on Saturday.

The win gives ORU (6-8, 3-1 Southland Conference) a two-game winning streak for the first time since early November.

Key went 6-for-12 from three-point range in her first career 20-point night. Bigham added 17 points and 10 assists, topping the 10-assist mark for the fourth straight game.