Rice Falls to Tulsa

Feb. 20, 2008

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Ben Uzoh scored 15 points and Brett McDade added 13 in the second half as Tulsa extended Rice's losing streak to 15 games with a 68-37 victory Wednesday night.

The injury-plagued Owls (3-22, 0-12 CUSA), battled hard and trailed just 23-18 with 2:09 to play in the first half, but were outscored 8-0 before halftime. Tulsa opened the second half with a 10-3 run to extend the lead to 41-21 and built the lead to 35.

Ray Reese added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Hurricane (14-10, 6-6).

The Owls, who have lost all five starters to injury at various points in the season, shot just 32.7 percent, including 15.4 percent on 3-pointers. Tulsa outrebounded Rice 36-28 and forced 19 turnovers.

Tulsa, meanwhile, shot 49 percent and 40 percent (8-20) on 3-pointers.

Patrick Britton paced Rice with 10 points and Lawrence Ghoram had eight.

Uzoh broke a 12-12 tie with two consecutive driving baskets to give Tulsa the lead for good.

McDade, who did not attempt a shot in the first half after scoring a career-high 26 points in Tulsa?s last game, scored seven points in the first three minutes of the second half.

He made 5 of 6 field goals, including all three of his 3-point attempts.



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