TULSA, Okla. -- Center Steven Idlet and point guard Jordan Clarkson, limited to a combined 11 minutes in the first half by foul trouble, returned to lead Tulsa to an 83-68 victory over cross-town rival Oral Roberts on Tuesday as part of ESPN's Tip-Off marathon.
Idlet scored 18 of his game-high 20 in the second half, while Clarkson scored 13 of his 17 and played a solid floor game as Tulsa scored 54 second-half points. Clarkson drilled a long 3-pointer in an 8-2 run that gave Tulsa a 63-52 lead with 4:51 to play.
Justin Hurtt scored 19 for Tulsa (1-1), including two 3-pointers in a 10-0 run to open the second half that turned a 36-29 at halftime deficit into a 39-36 advantage
Idlet made 7 of 8 field goals, 6 of 6 free throws and had four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes. He had also had 20 points in 22 minutes in Friday's opener.
Dominque Morrison led ORU (0-2) with 18 points, followed by Warren Niles with 14.