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Balanced Tulsa pulls away from UALR 78-64

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December 10, 2013 10:58 PM EST | AP


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — James Woodard scored 19 points and Shaquille Harrison 13 with seven assists as Tulsa broke open a close game in the second half for a 78-64 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Tuesday.

The game was tied for the sixth time, 41-41, when Marquel Curtis hit a layup and later a free throw — his only three points of the game beginning a 16-0 run for Tulsa (3-6). Woodard, Harrison, Rashad Smith, Rashad Ray and Lew Evans all scored in the run that put Tulsa up 57-41. The game wasn't close afterward.

Will Neighbour, who hit a pair of free-throws to forge the 41-41 tie, finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans (3-5). It's the ninth career double-double for Neighbour, who's scored in double figures in all eight games this season.

Leroy Isler scored 14 points for Little Rock, which shot just 36 percent from the field.