Tulsa Defeats Mustangs 66-60

Go smu! Leslee Smith
Go smu!
Leslee Smith
Go smu!

Jan. 28, 2012

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DALLAS (AP) -- Jordan Clarkson had 22 points, six assists and four blocked shots as Tulsa defeated SMU 66-60 Saturday.

Clarkson hit 9 of 14 fields goals, including 3 of 4 3-point attempts, for the Golden Hurricane (13-9, 6-2 Conference USA), who won their sixth straight game. Scottie Haralson added 17 points, and Eric McClellan had 10.

Robert Nyakundi had 18 points and Leslee Smith 10 for SMU (10-11, 2-5).

The Mustangs grabbed their only lead of the game when Jalen Jones converted a three-point play and London Giles followed with a jumper to put SMU ahead 40-37 with 16:28 remaining. Clarkson responded with a layup and McClellan hit a 3-pointer to spark an 8-0 run that put Tulsa back on top for good.

SMU pulled within 58-54 with 1:54 remaining, but Clarkson hit a 3-pointer and then scored on a fast-break dunk to put the game out of reach.

The Mustangs hit the road for their next game Wednesday, Feb. 1 when they take on East Carolina in Greenville, N.C. Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CT. Live audio, live stats and live video will be available at smumustangs.com.

Tulsa 66 at SMU 60
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13-9, 6-2 C-USA), SMU Mustangs (10-11, 2-5 C-USA)
January 28, 2012
Moody Coliseum
Dallas, Texas

NEXT GAME
at East Carolina Pirates
Wed., Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
Radio: KAAM 770 AM
Audio & Video: SMUMustangs.com

TEAM NOTES
- SMU is 6-2 at Moody Coliseum this season, and 20-7 in the last 27 games on campus
- SMU had 10 steals (season high - 12)
- SMU had 22 bench points

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Robert Nyakundi
- Scored 18 points
- Has 1218 career points (now 23rd at SMU)
- Scored 10+ points for 18th time this season
- Was 3-4 on 3FG
- Has 238 career 3FG (3rd at SMU)
- Is 7-10 on 3FG in last two games
- Had 4 rebounds
- Added 2 steals and a block

Leslee Smith
- Scored a career-high 10 points
- Was 4-4 FG; 2-2 on 3FG
- Added an assist and a steal

Jalen Jones
- Scored 8 points
- Had a career-high 2 blocks
- Grabbed 3 rebounds
- Added a steal