Tulsa 25 54 79
Ecarolina 30 42 72
Date of game: 3/14/2013

Recap: East Carolina vs. Tulsa

Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Scottie Haralson scored 22 points and James Woodard added 17, as Tulsa kept its season alive with a 79-72 win over East Carolina in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Golden Hurricane (17-14) scored 54 points in the second half and used a late 10-0 run to advance to Friday's semifinal against top-seeded Memphis.

Maurice Kemp had game highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Pirates (18-12), whose best finish in conference play ended on a sour note. Akeem Richmond added 16 points in the loss.

Tulsa trailed at halftime, 30-25 and didn't take its first lead of the second half until Pat Swilling, Jr. drained a 3-pointer for a 66-65 edge with 2:35 remaining.

The basket started the game-altering swing, as Haralson scored five of the next seven points for a 73-65 lead with under a minute to go, and the Golden Hurricane held on from there.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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