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TU Rallies To Beat Rice In C-USA Home Opener

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Shaquille Harrison had 14 points and eight rebounds and Tulsa scored the final 13 points of the game to defeat Rice 64-51 Saturday night.

Pat Swilling Jr. added 12 points and Kauri Black had 10 for the Golden Hurricane (10-7, 2-1 Conference USA), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Owls 36-21.

Tamir Jackson led Rice (3-12, 0-2) with 14 points, and Seth Gearhart had 12.

The game was tied 51-51 after Rice's Max Guercy hit a layup with 4:49 remaining. Tulsa scored on its next three possessions, getting two free throws from Scottie Haralson, a dunk by Harrison and a layup from Black to go ahead for good.

Rice committed four turnovers and missed all four of its shots after Guercy's layup, while Tulsa closed it out by making 7 of 8 free throws in the final five minutes.