TULSA, Okla. — James Woodard scored 18 points, Rashad Smith had 17 and Tulsa rolled to a 76-55 men’s college basketball victory over Tulane on Wednesday night to pull into a first-place tie in the American Conference.
Tulsa (20-7, 13-2) has won three-straight and is tied with No. 21 SMU (22-5, 13-2), which plays at Memphis on Thursday night.
Woodard was 6-of-11 from the floor, including 4 of 8 from long range. Smith finished on 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Rashad Ray dished out six assists and added 10 points for Tulsa, which shot 25-of-44 from the field (56.8 percent) and outrebounded Tulane 37-29.
Tulsa used an 18-3 run, including four straight 3-pointers, to make it 66-41 with 5:08 to play.
Louis Dabney hit three of his five 3-pointers in the final 1:58 to finish with a career-high 32 points to lead Tulane (14-13, 5-10).