Tahlequah Daily Press

January 26, 2014

UAB shuts down Golden Hurricane

State hoops briefs


Associated Press

— TULSA — Chad Frazier and Rod Rucker each scored 21 points as UAB held on for a 70-63 victory over Tulsa Saturday.

Frazier hit 6 of 13 from the field and 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Overall, the Blazers (13-6, 2-3 Conference USA) were 37.7 percent from the field and 79.2 percent from the line.

C.J. Washington chipped in with six points and 10 rebounds for UAB. The Blazers outrebounded Tulsa 50-35 during the contest.

Tulsa led by two at the break but UAB started the second period with a 13-7 run for a 46-42 advantage with 11:53 to play. Frazier hit a trio of 3-pointers in just under five minutes to give UAB a 58-50 lead with 4:43 remaining and Denzell Watts went 4 of 4 from the line in the final seconds to seal the win for the Blazers.

James Woodard led the Hurricane (9-11, 4-2) with 12 points.



Northwestern State holds off ORU

TULSA — Jalan West scored 18 points, including a free throw with 5 seconds left that put the game out of reach, as Northwestern State survived a late scare to knock off Oral Roberts, 87-83 Saturday.

Sabri Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 2:26 left that gave Northwestern State a four-point lead, 84-80, and DeQuan Hicks padded it with a pair of free throws a minute later.

Shawn Glover hit an Oral Roberts 3-pointer to halve the deficit, 86-83, with 1:10 left to play, but missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with 6 seconds left and the Demons got the defensive rebound.

DeQuan Hicks and Brison White scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Demons (7-11, 3-4 Southland).

Glover scored 32 points and Korey Billbury added another 29, both career highs, in leading Oral Roberts (10-10, 4-3).