Jeffries with 18 points, Tulsa buries SC State 74-52
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — DaQuan Jeffries scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Tulsa beat South Carolina State 74-52 on Saturday.
Jeffries was 8 of 11 for the Golden Hurricane (2-0). Curran Scott added 11 points and three rebounds, Elijah Joiner had nine points and Martins Igbanu had eight points and five rebounds.
Tulsa shot 52 percent from the field overall compared to 31 percent for SC State and outrebounded the Bulldogs (1-1) 43-29.
Jeriah Horne sank a jumper midway through the first half to give Tulsa the lead, 13-11, and the Golden Hurricane led all the way to a 36-25 advantage at the break.
Tulsa maintained a double-figure lead throughout the second half and Jeffries made a layup, a dunk and a 3-pointer back-to-back to stretch it to 57-38 with 11:36 to play.
Damni Applewhite scored 21 points and grabbed four rebounds for South Carolina State.