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.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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