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Wojcik Records School-Record 138th Win In 72-48 Victory Over Houston

Doug Wojcik became Tulsa's all-time winningest coach with a 72-48 win Saturday night.
Doug Wojcik became Tulsa's all-time winningest coach with a 72-48 win Saturday night.
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Feb. 11, 2012

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TULSA, Okla. - Doug Wojcik recorded his 138th-career win at the helm of the Tulsa men's basketball program with a 72-48 victory over Houston, making him the all-time winningest coach in school history.

The Golden Hurricane (15-10, 8-3 Conference USA) used a 19-2 run early in the second half to pull away from the visiting Cougars (11-13, 3-8 C-USA) in front of a crowd of 4,764 fans Saturday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

Wojcik moved past Clarence Iba (1949-60), who ended his illustrious career with 137 career victories.

Sophomore Jordan Clarkson led all scorers with 21 points, and he scored in double figures for the 22nd-straight game. Senior center Steven Idlet added 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench, and junior guard Scottie Haralson tallied 13 points.

Tulsa outrebounded the Cougars 35-22, and the Golden Hurricane shot 49 percent (24-for-49) from the field and 86 percent (18-for-21) from the free-throw line. TU had 13 assists to just 11 turnovers, while UH had 14 turnovers and just seven assists.

Joseph Young and Jonathon Simmons both had 13 points to lead Houston, and Alandise Harris added 10 for the visitors. The Cougars shot just 41 percent (17-for-42) from the field and 50 percent (9-for-18) from the charity stripe.

Tulsa used an early 7-0 run to take a 12-6 advantage with 12:47 to play in the opening half, and the home team pulled ahead by as many as 10 at 17-7.

Houston found its stride and used four different scorers to go on a 10-0 run of its own to draw even at 17-all with 5:03 to play in the opening half.

A three from Clarkson halted the run, and TU scored the last four points of the first half to take a 26-22 lead into intermission.

Houston was able to knot the score at 30-all before the first media timeout of the second half, but Tulsa came out of that stoppage of play and exploded for a 19-2 run that spanned a total of four minutes and gave the home team a 49-32 lead with 8:56 to play.

TU was able to expand its lead to 25 points and the team cruised to the 72-48 victory.

The Golden Hurricane returns to the court on Feb. 15 when the team travels to Hattiesburg, Miss., for a showdown with first-place Southern Miss. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.