TULSA, Okla. -- Shaquille Harrison had 14 points and eight rebounds and Tulsa scored the final 13 points of the game to defeat Rice 64-51 Saturday night.
Pat Swilling Jr. added 12 points and Kauri Black had 10 for the Golden Hurricane (10-7, 2-1 Conference USA), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Owls 36-21.
The game was tied 51-51 after Rice's Max Guercy hit a layup with 4:49 remaining. Tulsa scored on its next three possessions, getting two free throws from Scottie Haralson, a dunk by Harrison and a layup from Black to go ahead for good.
Rice committed four turnovers and missed all four of its shots after Guercy's layup, while Tulsa closed it out by making 7 of 8 free throws in the final five minutes.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
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