Dec. 22, 2004
TULSA, Okla. - Senior Raymond Anthony scored a game-high 25 points to lead Lamar University to a 91-85 win over Tulsa in non-conference men's basketball action Wednesday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Lamar improved to 6-3 overall and snapped a 17-game road losing streak in the process. Tulsa (2-5) dropped its second straight home game. The Cardinals return to the Montagne Center Tuesday for a 7 p.m. game with former conference rival Arkansas State.
Leading 44-34 early in the second half, Alan Daniels hit two consecutive three-pointers and Anthony knocked down a third straight three to give the Cardinals a game-high 18 point lead, 53-35, with 16:03 remaining in the game.
Tulsa made a run at the Cardinals. A Thomas Fairley jumper gave Lamar a 65-53 lead with 7:37 left in the contest. The Golden Hurricane went on a 12-2 run to trim the Cardinals' lead to two, 67-65, on a Seneca Collins 3-pointer at 5:17.
Anthony hit a jumper and Daniels converted a layup off an Anthony steal and hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back to nine, 74-65, at the 4:10 mark.
Lamar hit 12-of-13 free throws in the final 1:11 to seal the win. Anthony was 8-of-9 and Teddy Davis was 4-of-4. For the game, the Cardinals shot a season-best 92 percent from the free throw line, hitting 23-of-25 attempts.
Daniels, who prepped at Union HS in Tulsa, scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, in the return to his hometown. Anthony was 5-of-12 from the field and 13-of-14 from the free throw line in scoring 25 points. He also handed out seven assists.
Junior Josh Goodwin recorded his second straight, and fourth of the season, double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. He was 6-of-9 from the field. Davis added a season-high 17 points and was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
Lamar shot 46.2 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from 3-point range. The Cardinals outrebounded Tulsa 42 to 30, including grabbing 15 on the offensive glass.
Anthony Price led Tulsa with 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field. Jarius Glenn added 17 points and seven rebounds. Collins scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range, all in coming in the second half.
Tulsa shot 55.2 percent from the field, including 65.7 percent in the second half, 41.2 percent from 3-point range, including 50 percent in the second half, and 58.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Hurricane committed 21 turnovers.