Comeback Sputters As Tulsa Falls At Missouri State - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Comeback Sputters As Tulsa Falls At Missouri State

Posted: Updated:

Tulsa fought back from an eight-point second half deficit, took a four point lead of their own, then watched as Missouri State forced overtime, then scored the final seven points of the game to win, 69-64 Saturday night in Springfield, Missouri.

Missouri State (4-0) scored six straight points to establish an early lead and held the lead until Tulsa went on a 15-5 run to lead 50-46 with 3:01 remaining. But, the Bears fought back, knotting the game at 56-56 on a 3-pointer by Anthony Downing with eight seconds left to force overtime.

In the extra period, the Golden Hurricane would lead 64-62 after a tip-in by Joe Richard at the 1:40 mark, but it would be the last time they'd score.

Kyle Weems buried a 3-pointer just twelve seconds later to give the Bears the lead for good. An offensive foul by Richard would be followed by a free throw by Jarmar Gulley for a 66-64 advantage.

Weems then came up with a steal that turned into a lay-up by Anthony Downing and a four-point lead with 43 seconds to play.

The shots would not fall in the final minute for the Golden Hurricane as both Kodi Maduka and Jordan Clarkson missed 3-point attempts that could have pulled Tulsa closer.

Clarkson led Tulsa (4-3) with 23 points. Scottie Haralson added 15 and Maduka had 11 points and a team-best 13 rebounds. But, the Golden Hurricane had problems at the free throw line, missing 14 attempts, and also committed 21 turnovers.

Caleb Patterson led Missouri State with 19 points. Weems scored 17 and Gulley added 16.

After a 3-and-0 start, Tulsa has now dropped three of its last four games. They will travel up the Cimarron Turnpike for Wednesday night's game at Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

  • SportsMore>>

  • OSU Nearly Upsets Top-Ranked Seminoles In Season Opener

    OSU Nearly Upsets Top-Ranked Seminoles In Season Opener

    Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided. At least the reigning champion Seminoles didn't leave the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys with a season-opening loss.Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run to smooth over some rough spots, and Florida State tied a school record with its 17th straight victory by holding off Oklahoma State 37-31 on Saturday night.More >>
    Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided. At least the reigning champion Seminoles didn't leave the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys with a season-opening loss.Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run to smooth over some rough spots, and Florida State tied a school record with its 17th straight victory by holding off Oklahoma State 37-31 on Saturday night.More >>
  • Jenks Native Scores First Career TD In Sooners' Rout Of Louisiana Tech

    Jenks Native Scores First Career TD In Sooners' Rout Of Louisiana Tech

    Oklahoma left the impression it desired in a season-opening blowout over Louisiana Tech. Trevor Knight passed for 253 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 116 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns to help the fourth-ranked Sooners beat the Bulldogs 48-16 on Saturday night.More >>
    Oklahoma left the impression it desired in a season-opening blowout over Louisiana Tech. Trevor Knight passed for 253 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 116 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns to help the fourth-ranked Sooners beat the Bulldogs 48-16 on Saturday night.More >>
  • Auburn Handles Arkansas In Weather-Delayed Opener

    Auburn Handles Arkansas In Weather-Delayed Opener

    The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.More >>
    The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.