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Tulsa holds off UConn 79-75 in overtime for 5th straight win

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Tulsa coach Frank Haith was impressed with the character his team showed on Sunday.

The Golden Hurricane saw a nine-point lead disappear in the second half, but rallied to beat UConn 79-75 in overtime to pick up their fifth straight win and sixth in the last seven games.

Standings - AAC

Teams W L Pct Conf GB L10 Stk
Hou 16 4 .800 6-1 - 9-1 W4
Tuls 14 6 .700 6-1 - 6-4 W5
Cin 13 7 .650 6-2 0.5 7-3 W3
WichSt 17 3 .850 5-2 1.0 8-2 W2
SMU 15 5 .750 5-3 1.5 7-3 L1
Mem 14 5 .737 3-3 2.5 6-4 L2
ECU 9 11 .450 3-4 3.0 6-4 W1
UCF 11 8 .579 2-5 4.0 4-6 L1
Temp 10 9 .526 2-5 4.0 3-7 L3
Tul 10 9 .526 2-5 4.0 3-7 L3
UConn 10 9 .526 1-5 4.5 4-6 L4
SoFL 8 12 .400 1-6 5.0 2-8 L5

Team Leaders

Name Total
PTS Christian Vital 14.0
REB Christian Vital 6.7
AST Alterique Gilbert 4.6
ST Christian Vital 2.4
BLK Akok Akok 3.0
FG% Josh Carlton .493
FT% Christian Vital .900
3PT% Tyler Polley .405
MIN Christian Vital 29.8
PF Jalen Gaffney 1.3

Team Rankings

Total AAC Rank Div I Rank
PF 70.8 7 197
PA 65.2 8 81
REB 41.6 5 72
FG% .418 9 276
3PTM 6.7 6 230
PF 18.8 8 267
ST/TO 0.5 11 223

Latest Game - Jan 26, 2020

Final (OT) 1 2 OT T
Tulsa(14-6) 28 33 18 79
Connecticut(10-9) 23 38 14 75

PTS REB AST
Tuls Korita (2) Rachal (2) Hill (1)
UConn Whaley (1) Carlton (2) Bouknight (1)

Player News

Josh Carlton F,C: Carlton had 12 points (6-9... Jan 18, 9:18PM

Akok Akok F: Akok had seven points (3-5... Jan 18, 9:15PM

James Bouknight G: Bouknight had five points... Jan 18, 9:10PM

Christian Vital G: Vital recorded 13 points... Jan 18, 9:07PM

Alterique Gilbert G: Gilbert recorded 12 points... Jan 18, 9:03PM

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Sun, Jan 26 Tulsa L, 79-75 Boxscore Recap
Thu, Jan 23 @Houston L, 63-59 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Jan 18 @Villanova L, 61-55 Boxscore Recap
Sun, Jan 12 Wichita State L, 89-86 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Jan 8 Tulane W, 67-61 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Wed, Jan 29 Temple 7:00PM EST Preview
Sat, Feb 1 @Memphis 1:00PM EST Preview
Thu, Feb 6 @Tulsa 7:00PM EST Preview
Sun, Feb 9 Cincinnati 12:00PM EST Preview
Wed, Feb 12 @Southern Methodist 7:00PM EST Preview