TULSA 76, OLD DOMINION 37 – Tulsa kept pace in Conference USA with a victory over the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday. Tulsa improved to 8-3 in Conference USA action and moved to over .500 for the first time this year with an overall 13-12 record, while ODU fell to 12-14 overall and 6-5 in league play.
Tulsa had a balanced scoring attack as James Woodard led all scorers with 14 points, followed by 12 from Tim Peete, Rashad Smith with 11 and Brandon Swannegan with 10 points, all coming in the first half.
ARKANSAS 81, LSU 70 – Playing in front of nearly 30 members from the program’s six Final Four teams and the former President of the United States Bill Clinton, the Arkansas men’s basketball team used a 12-2 run late in the second half and a 10-for-17 performance from three-point land to defeat LSU on Saturday.
TEXAS A&M-CC 74, ORAL ROBERTS 72 – Oral Roberts had opportunities at the end of regulation and overtime, but couldn’t hit shots when it mattered most and the Golden Eagles fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday.
ORU (13-13, 7-6) got 23 points from Shawn Glover, 21 from Korey Billbury and a career high 17 points, along with nine rebounds and career best four blocks from Brandon Conley. ORU shot 47 percent from the field, compared to 53 percent from Corpus Christi, but the Golden Eagles held advantages in rebounds (31-27), second chance points (18-4) and points in the paint (32-28).
SOUTHERN MISS 91, TULSA 73 – Ashley Clark scored a career-high 21 points and three players scored in double figures for Tulsa, but it wasn't enough as Southern Miss claimed a 91-73 win on Saturday afternoon at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, Miss. TU fell to 10-12 on the season and 4-7 in Conference USA, while USM moved to 19-5 overall and 8-3 in the league.
Kelsee Grovey added 17 points for the Golden Hurricane and Mariah Turner posted 13, while Kadan Brady tallied seven points and had a team-best six assists for TU.
TEXAS A&M-CC 61, ORAL ROBERTS 53 – Oral Roberts University’s problems away from home continued on Saturday as they fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The bright spot for ORU was junior Atoe' Jackson, who set career highs with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Christian Key added 15 points while Bernadett Balla also set a personal best with 13 boards.