MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 17, 2013

College basketball roundup


Phoenix staff, wire report

Men:

Arkansas 73,

Missouri 71


Fayetteville, Ark. — St. Louis native BJ Young converted on a pair of three-point plays in the final minute the Razorbacks rally for a victory.

The win is the first over the Tigers for Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson, who is in his second season at Arkansas after leaving Missouri.

The Razorbacks (16-9, 7-5 SEC) trailed 70-66 with less than a minute remaining, but Young converted on back-to-back three-point plays to put them up 72-71. He then added a free throw to secure the win.

Marshawn Powell led Arkansas with 24 points. The Razorbacks — who are now 15-1 at home this season.

Keion Bell led Missouri (18-7, 7-5) with a season-high 25 points, while Earnest Ross added 16.



Tulsa 101,

Houston 92, 3 OT


TULSA  —  D’Andre Wright turned it on when his team needed it most, scoring 15 of his 21 points during three overtime periods to help Tulsa outlast Houston on Saturday night.

Heading into a third overtime tied at 86, Tulsa (14-11, 6-5 C-USA) used an 11-3 run in the first 3 minutes to put Houston away for good.

At the end of regulation, a pair of free throws by Shaquille Harrison gave Tulsa a 70-65 lead with 8 seconds to go but a lay-up by TaShawn Thomas and a desperation 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer by Jherrod Stiggers tied it at 70 and sent the two teams to overtime.

Thomas ended his night with 31 points and 15 rebounds for Houston (15-9, 4-7). James Woodard had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Tulsa.



ORU 74, A&M CC 64

TULSA— Warren Niles scored 25 points and Damen Bell-Holter had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Korey Billbury added 13 for the Golden Eagles (15-10, 10-3 Southland), who shot 52 percent from the field and hit 22 of 27 free throws.

James Thomas and Will Bond scored 11 points apiece for Sam Houston State (13-11, 6-6), and Terrance Motley had 10. Thomas and Motley also had eight rebounds each.



Women:

ORU 81, A&M-CC 59  


TULSA — Oral Roberts (13-11, 10-4 SLC)  moved into the Southland Conference lead as Kevi Luper drained four 3-pointers and was one of four Golden Eagle players in double-figures with 26 points.

Sarah Shelton added 16 points, while Jaci Bigham scored 12 points and dished nine assists. Ashley Darley led the Islanders (3-21, 2-11 SLC) with 27 points and seven rebounds.