Tulsa beats Texas-Arlington in overtime 80-75

Steven Idlet scored 15 points and snagged nine rebounds as Tulsa

came back to send the game to overtime in a thrilling 80-75 victory

over Texas-Arlington Saturday night.

With Tulsa (5-6) trailing UTA by four with 26 seconds left,

Jordan Clarkson nailed a jumper to get the Golden Hurricane within

two points. Following a turnover, Tulsa’s Eric McClellan scored on

a lay-up to tie the game at 68, ensuring overtime.

Tulsa went 7 for 7 from the free throw line overtime’s final

minute to turn a one-point deficit into a five-point win.

UTA (4-4) was undone by poor free throw shooting, making 16 on

26 attempts. LaMarcus Reed of UTA led all scorers with 20


The Mavericks shot 62.5 from 3-point range in the second half,

enabling them to match Tulsa’s balanced offensive attack in which

five players scored in double figures.

Tulsa snapped a four-game losing streak.