Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

January 19, 2014

Big 2nd half keys Tulsa’s win over Marshall

HUNTINGTON — James Woodard scored 17 points as Tulsa beat Marshall 69-52 on Saturday for its first road win of the season.

Tulsa trailed 25-20 at halftime after making just 8 of 32 shots in the opening 20 minutes.

The Golden Hurricane made twice as many baskets in the second frame and shot 61.5 percent, leading to 49 points.

Tulsa made 5 of 7 shots from behind the arc and 12 of 14 from the free-throw line in the second half.

Rashad Ray added 13 points for Tulsa (8-10, 3-1 C-USA) and sophomore Brandon Swannegan added a career-high 10.

Tulsa took its first lead of the second half, with 9:43 remaining, on a 3-pointer by Woodard during a 10-0 run.

Marshall (6-13, 0-4) was led by Chris Thomas with 14 points and Kareem Canty had 12 and nine assists.

The Thundering Herd shot just 32.8 percent for the game.

 

College Women

Rice 74, Marshall 68

DALLAS, Texas — Princeton product McKenzie Akers started for Marshall, providing three assists in 17 minutes, but the Thundering Herd dropped an overtime decision at Rice.

Marshall was led by Leah Scott with 18 points and 10 by Norrisha Victrum.

Rice was paced by Jessica Kuster with 26 points and 17 rebounds.

 

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