Tulsa Cruises Past Catawba 93-59
Nov. 5, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Four Tulsa players scored in double-figures as the Golden Hurricane finished the two-game exhibition season with a 93-59 victory over Catawba College (Salisbury, NC) on Saturday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
The Hurricane improved its career exhibition record to 56-2 and has won 27 consecutive exhibition contests.
Sophomore center Kodi Maduka led the way with 15 points in his first-ever start, while Jordan Clarkson and D.J. Magley added 14 points, Scottie Haralson 12 and Steven Idlet 10 points. Magley and Idlet were Tulsa's leading rebounds as the Hurricane grabbed 49 boards, outrebounding the Indians by 17.
The Hurricane shot 51-percent from the field and 40-percent from three-point range for the game. Tulsa connected on just 28-percent of its' three-point shots in the first half, but came back and tallied 46-percent in the last 20 minutes.
Tulsa opened the second half on a 10-0 run and built its halftime lead of 21 points to 30 points at the 18:27 mark of the second half. A Maduka layup and Clarkson jumper sandwiched two three-pointers by Scottie Haralson in the first two minutes of the second half.
Catawba snapped the Tulsa scoring streak with two free throws at the 18:01 mark. The Hurricane kept the margin between 29 and 37 points from that point. Tulsa's largest margin was 37 points when Haralson hit a three-pointer at the 8:27 mark to make the sore 82-45.
The Hurricane jumped out to a 8-0 start before Catawba rattled off seven straight points to make is 8-7 at the 16:46 mark of the first half. Tulsa scored the next nine points building a 10-point lead at 17-7 when Donte Medder knocked down a three-pointer from the top of the key with 14:09 remaining on the first-half clock.
The Indians cut the Tulsa lead to four points, 25-21, at the 9:26 mark before the Hurricane went on a 26-9 run to end the first half for a 51-30 lead. Tulsa got 10 points from a trio of players in the first 20 minutes - starters Kodi Maduka and Jordan Clarkson and reserve D.J. Magley.
In the first half, Tulsa shot 52- percent from the field, while the Indians shot 44-percent.
Tulsa opens the regular season this coming Friday night against the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans at 7 pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
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