Tulsa beats UTSA in overtime 80-75

Steven Idlet scored 15 points and snagged 9 rebounds as Tulsa

came back to send the game to overtime in a thrilling victory over

UTSA 80-75 Saturday night.

With Tulsa (5-6) trailing UTSA 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.

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

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


The Roadrunners 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.