TULSA — Eleven of 12 Tulane players scored, led by the trio of Tierra Jones, Leslie Vorpahl and Taylor Emery, to spark a 71-47 rout of Tulsa on Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Tulane also got 27 points from its bench.
“I really liked how the bench scored so much today,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “It was great to see them playing well. I thought they came out and did some really good things. Some of our starters were a little sluggish and they came in and gave us great energy and really helped us increase that lead.”
Jones led Tulane with a season-high tying 13 points, 12 of which came in the first half, and a team-leading eight rebounds.
Vorpahl finished with 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting, with a team-leading five assists. Emery collected her seventh double-digit scoring performance on the year with 10 points and a season-best five steals.
Tulane (13-5, 4-2 American) matched a season high with 23 forced turnovers, resulting in a season-high 30 points off turnovers.
Tulane led 17-12 at the end of the first quarter and used a 15-1 run to close out the first half for a 39-23 lead at halftime.
Tulane’s defense carried that momentum into the second half, holding Tulsa (6-12, 3-4) to without a field goal until the 4:55 mark. Tulane led 53-28 heading into the fourth quarter, holding Tulsa to 1-of-10 from the field in the period.