Tulsa Improves to 2-0 with 67-60 Victory Over Cross Town Rival Oral Roberts
Dec. 1, 2003
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa senior Candice Brewer scored 17 points and dished out a game-high six assists to lead the Golden Hurricane to a 67-60 victory over cross town rival Oral Roberts in front of 1,351 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Tulsa (2-0) trailed by seven points at halftime, 33-26, but outscored ORU14-5 during the first 7:52 of the second half to overtake the Golden Eagles with a 40-38 lead. Oral Roberts scraped back and tied the game at 44 apiece with 8:34 remaining in the game. The Golden Hurricane then reeled off an 8-0 run and eventually led by as much as 11 points on several occasions during the final six minutes.
Sophomore Megan Moody, who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Brewer sparked the TU run with a pair of back-to-back lay-ups. Brewer then converted a three-point play with a free throw attempt. Following a timeout, junior Sarah Lundberg drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to culminate the scoring barrage. Oral Roberts (1-3) could only manage to cut the deficit to seven points in the final minutes.
Redshirt freshman Jillian Robbins once again gave Tulsa a boost off the bench with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Lundberg added nine points and eight rebounds. ORU outrebounded TU, 41-37, but Tulsa came away with 15 offensive rebounds on the night. The Hurricane outshot the Golden Eagles from the field, 39-percent to 37.9-percent.
Maureen Obudho led Oral Roberts with a game-best 18 points and tied teammate Elisha Turek for game-high honors in rebounds with nine each.
Oral Roberts trailed by six points early in the game, but stormed back to tie the game at 10-10, and eventually led by as much as eight points in the first half. Obudho paced the Golden Eagles with 12 points in the opening period.
Tulsa improved to 2-0 for the first time since the women's basketball program was reinstated in 1996-97, and joined the 1983-84 team as the only squads in school history to win their first two games of the year.
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