Etou’s 24 points helps lift Tulsa past Manhattan 80-66

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Junior Etou scored 24 and missed just three of 12 shots and Corey Henderson Jr. scored 13 and Tulsa beat Manhattan 80-66 on Saturday night.

Etou scored Tulsa’s first three baskets for a 6-4 lead and the Golden Hurricane never trailed from there on. Henderson later made a 3-pointer with less than five minutes before halftime and Tulsa (7-4) led 30-18. Henderson made three 3s in a five-possession span and Tulsa led 46-28 at intermission.

Tulsa finished 26-of-48 shooting (54 percent). The Golden Hurricane now own a three-game win streak and have won five of their last six. They’re 5-1 at home this season.

Zane Waterman led Manhattan (4-6) with 17 points and Pauly Paulicap scored 16. The two Jaspers players combined to shoot 15 of 20 from the field and doubled up for 17 of Manhattan’s 29 rebounds.