Tulsa Holds Off Green Wave for 64-56 Victory
Jan. 31, 2008
Tulsa, Okla. - Chanel Johnson and Larrissa Williams each registered a double-double to give Tulsa a 64-56 victory over Tulane on Thursday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The Golden Hurricane moved to 9-11 overall and 5-2 in Conference USA, while the Green Wave fell to 11-9 on the year and 1-6 in the league.
Chassity Brown put Tulane on the board with a jumper and then hit a three-pointer just one minute later to give the Green Wave a 5-2 lead, their largest in the contest. Williams put in a lay up with 16:03 remaining in the first half to put TU ahead 6-5, and the Golden Hurricane never relinquished the lead, owning a 28-17 advantage at the break.
In the second half, Tulsa continued to inch ahead, taking a 19-point lead at the 14:46 mark, but Tulane went on an 18-2 run which spanned six minutes and 24 seconds to pull within three with 8:24 remaining in the game. The Green Wave, however, wouldn't get any closer as TU finished with an eight-point advantage.
Tatum Beer led the TU attack with 20 points, six assists and four steals in the contest. Johnson posted 15 points, pulled down a team-leading 13 rebounds and tallied seven blocks for her third career double-double, as Williams picked up her 13th double-double as she recorded 13 points and 12 boards.
A trio of Green Wave players registered double figures, including Nikki Luckhurst with 12, Ashley Langford with 11 and Brittany Lindsey with 10. Lindsey led Tulane on defense as she posted seven rebounds.
Tulsa will continue action on Saturday, Feb. 2nd against UTEP. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. at the Reynolds Center.
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