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
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.