Southern Methodist vs Tulsa Final: 71-65 - Recap
Southern Methodist grabbed a 71-65 win over Tulsa on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Nick Russell at Reynolds Center.
Southern Methodist won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs.
Cannen Cunningham had 17 points for Southern Methodist and Shawn Williams chipped in with 13 points. Uche Ofoegbu had 4 assists for them, while Shawn Williams was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Tulsa got a 17-point performance from James Woodard, who was supported by 13 points from Scottie Haralson. Pat Swilling, Jr. had 5 assists in a losing cause for Tulsa, while Kauri Black grabbed 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Southern Methodist were victorious, as the score was 42-35 at the break.
Southern Methodist won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-33.