Appalachian St. 89, Tulsa 86

Omar Carter scored 35 points to lead Appalachian State to an

89-86 victory over Tulsa on Friday night in the season opener for

both teams.

Carter redshirted a year ago after transferring from Charleston

Southern, where he was the 2008 Big South Freshman of the Year and

averaged 13.3 points per game as a sophomore. He’s joined in the

backcourt by senior Donald Sims, the returning Southern Conference

Player of the Year, who added 18 points. Andre Williamson and Petey

Hausley added 10 points each.

Scottie Haralson, a transfer from Connecticut playing his first

game for Tulsa, scored 26 in his TU debut, making five 3-pointers.

Tulsa center Stephen Idlet, hampered by foul problems, had 20

points and six rebounds in 22 minutes. Returning all-conference

guard Justin Hurtt added 15.

Carter led a decisive 16-2 run that turned a 58-56 deficit into

a 72-60 lead with 3:23 to play.