TULSA, Okla. -- James Woodard had 22 points and eight rebounds and Pat Swilling Jr. added 11 points as Tulsa pulled away late for a 63-57 victory against Buffalo on Wednesday night.
With the game tied at 51-all with 3:24 remaining, the Golden Hurricane (8-6) scored nine straight points. Woodard had the first seven, on two layups and a 3-pointer, as the Bulls (5-9) missed five straight shots.
Two free throws by Kauri Black made it 60-51 with 32 seconds to play.
Scottie Haralson scored 10 points for Tulsa despite shooting 3 of 16 from the field, including 0 of 9 from 3-point range.
Javon McCrea had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Buffalo.
The Hurricane, playing their first home game since Dec. 8, shot just 39.3 percent (22 of 56) from the floor and 53.6 percent (15 of 28) from the line. The Bulls struggled with their shooting even more, hitting just 19 or 59 (32.2 percent) shots from the field.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.