Tulsa 33 44 77
Rice 19 52 71
Date of game: 3/9/2013

Recap: Rice vs. Tulsa

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Scottie Haralson and D'Andre Wright each finished with 15 points to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 77-71 victory over the Rice Owls in the Conference USA regular-season finale for both clubs at Tudor Fieldhouse.

For the Golden Hurricane (16-14, 8-8 C-USA), Pat Swilling Jr. added 14 points and James Woodard posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. With the win and UAB's loss earlier in the day, Tulsa clinched the No. 5 seed and the final bye in next week's conference tournament and will take on No. 4 seed East Carolina on Thursday night.

Tamir Jackson led all scorers with 30 points for the Owls (5-25, 1-15), who suffered their 10th straight loss. Julian DeBose finished with 17 points and Austin Ramljak chipped in with 15 for Rice which finished at the bottom of the conference standings and will take on Houston in the opening round of the C-USA tournament on Wednesday evening.

Tulsa took a commanding lead at halftime, 33-19, by shooting 52.2 percent from the field and knocking down 5-of-11 from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half. Rice was held to just 28.6 percent shooting and only 2-of-13 from 3- point range.

In the second half the Owls finally found their shooting touch, hitting on 51.5 percent from the field and a whopping 10-of-21 from 3-point range. The Golden Hurricane attempted to keep pace by shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc,

Tulsa dominated the boards, outrebounding Rice 38-26. The Golden Hurricane finished with a 21-9 scoring advantage at the free-throw line.

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