, Muskogee, OK


February 3, 2013

Area college basketball roundup


PAUL QUINN 85, BACONE 68 — The Warriors’ struggles this season continued  in falling to the Tigers for their fifth straight loss in dropping to 3-18 overall and 1-13 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Playing in Dallas, Bacone is 0-14 on the road this season. Paul Quinn, not eligible for the conference postseason, improved to 8-11.

ARKANSAS 73, TENNESSEE 60 — BJ Young came off the bench for the second time this season on Saturday, breaking out of a recent shooting slump and scoring 25 points as the Razorbacks (13-8, 4-4 SEC) improved to 13-1 at home with a 73-60 win over Tennessee (11-9, 3-5).

The sophomore’s point total was his most since scoring 26 points in a win over Northwestern State on Dec. 29, and the scoring outburst came on the heels of a recent four-game stretch during which he had averaged just 12.5 points per game and shot 37.3 percent.

ORU 65, SE LOUISIANA 59 — Damen Bell-Holter and Warren Niles combined for 43 points and Oral Roberts withstood a second-half rally by Southeastern Louisiana to earn a 65-59  Southland Conference victory against the Lions at the Mabee Center.

ORU (14-8, 9-1 SLC), which finished 22-for-54 from the floor (40.7 percent), remained tied with Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference standings after earning its sixth consecutive victory. Bell-Holter paced ORU with 23 points while pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds. Niles, the leading scorer in the Southland Conference at 19.2 points per game, finished with 20 points

The Lions dropped to 8-12 and 6-4.

MEMPHIS 94, TULSA 64 —Kauri Black scored a career-high 14 points to lead four players in double figures for Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane fell to the Tigers.

Scottie Haralson made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points with five rebounds for the Golden Hurricane (12-10, 4-4 C-USA). Pat Swilling, Jr., also hit three from outside the arce and tallied 11 points, while Rashad Ray added 10 points. D.J. Stephens had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and added five blocks to lead the Tigers (18-3, 7-0 C-USA). Antonio Barton led Memphis with 16 points, and Chris Crawford added 12 points.

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