Tulsa vs East Carolina

Tulsa 79, East Carolina 72

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Scottie Haralson scored 22 points, James Woodard added 17 and Tulsa has a date with top seeded Memphis in the Conference USA tournament semifinals with a 79-72 win over East Carolina on Thursday night.

Tulsa (17-14) led 14-6 midway through the first half but watched the Pirates use a 24-11 rally to take a 30-25 lead at halftime. It wasn't until Pat Swilling Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 2:35 to go before Tulsa was able to regain the lead at 66-65. The Golden Hurricane never trailed again.

Shaquille Harrison had 12 points and D'Andre Wright scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench for Tulsa.

Maurice Kemp led East Carolina (18-12) with 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Tulsa will play No. 1 Memphis on Friday for a chance to play in the C-USA title game Saturday. The Golden Hurricane lost to Memphis 94-64 in their only matchup of the season Feb. 2.

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Scoreboard
Tulsa (17-14) «255479
East Carolina (18-12)304272
TULSA:S. Haralson 22 Pts
TULSA:D. Wright 7 Reb
TULSA:S. Haralson 4 Ast
ECU:M. Kemp 24 Pts
ECU:M. Kemp 11 Reb
ECU:M. Paul 8 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
TulsaEast Carolina
TULSA
Scottie Haralson
ECU
Maurice Kemp
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
224424115
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
K. Black, F231-22-33034
S. Haralson, G397-165-644222
J. Woodard, G347-132-653017
S. Harrison, G314-104-452212
T. Peete, G173-40-02306
P. Swilling, Jr.252-42-43028
D. Wright164-72-270310
R. Ray150-30-02120
Totals 28-5917-2535131479
 47.5%68% 
East Carolina Pirates
M. Kemp, F378-178-10115424
R. Sampson, F342-30-04144
T. Armstrong, F151-20-01242
M. Paul, G395-101-238314
P. Roberts-Campbell, G344-70-041512
A. Richmond365-142-233016
M. Zangari30-00-01010
M. Guilmette10-00-00000
P. Williams10-10-00000
Totals 25-5411-1429202172
 46.3%78.6% 
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UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231
 
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