Photo Gallery: SMU drops game to Tulsa 66-60
Robert Nyakundi
Robert Nyakundi

Posted Jan 29, 2012

Robert Nyakundi had 18 points and Leslee Smith had 10, but it wasn't enough to overcome Jordan Clarkson and Tulsa, who beat SMU 66-60 on Saturday. The Mustangs are now 10-11 and 2-5 in C-USA.

Jordan Clarkson had 22 points, six assists and four blocked shots as Tulsa defeated SMU 66-60 Saturday.

Clarkson hit 9 of 14 fields goals, including 3 of 4 3-point attempts, for the Golden Hurricane (13-9, 6-2 Conference USA), who won their sixth straight game. Scottie Haralson added 17 points, and Eric McClellan had 10.

Robert Nyakundi had 18 points and Leslee Smith 10 for SMU (10-11, 2-5).

The Mustangs grabbed their only lead of the game when Jalen Jones converted a three-point play and London Giles followed with a jumper to put SMU ahead 40-37 with 16:28 remaining. Clarkson responded with a layup and McClellan hit a 3-pointer to spark an 8-0 run that put Tulsa back on top for good.

SMU pulled within 58-54 with 1:54 remaining, but Clarkson hit a 3-pointer and then scored on a fast-break dunk to put the game out of reach.


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