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Shocker report (Nov. 28)

  • Published Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 10:52 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 12:40 a.m.

Wednesday’s box score

WSU 86, Tulsa 60


Percentages: FG .407, FT .611. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Haralson 3-7, Ray 1-4, Woodard 1-5, Harrison 0-1, Peete 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 3 (Black, Harrison, Ray). Turnovers: 16 (Woodard 4, Harrison 4, Peete 3, Ray 2, King 2, Black). Steals: 6 (Haralson 2, Peete 2, Ray, Harrison). Technical Fouls: None.

Van Vleet174-60-01-4519

Percentages: FG .522, FT .500. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Wessel 2-4, Baker 2-5, Van Vleet 1-1, Armstead 1-3, Early 1-5, Cotton 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 3 (Hall 3). Turnovers: 8 (Williams 3, Cotton 2, Lufile, Van Vleet, Baker). Steals: 12 (Baker 4, Van Vleet 4, White 2, Early, Hall). Technical Fouls: None.


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Att.–10,389. Officials–Joe DeRosa, Bert Smith, Terry Oglesby.

On the block

WSU forward Carl Hall swatted away Tulsa’s best chance to cut its deficit under 10 points in the second half.

The Golden Hurricane ran the break after a turnover and 6-foot-8 Kauri Black took a pass with no defender between him and the rim. He went up with two hands. Hall refused to quit on the play, caught Black and blocked the shot from behind.

“It’s exciting,” Hall said. “I love blocked shots. I pick on Ehimen (Orukpe) when I block shots. I told him I’m a better shot-blocker than he is. Every time I block a shot, I look at him.”

Next November

Texas, DePaul and BYU will join Wichita State in Kansas City’s Sprint Center next November for the CBE Classic, according to several sources. Dates for the 2013 CBE are Nov. 25-26.

Texas was also in the field in 2009, WSU’s last appearance in the tournament, although they did not play each other. The Shockers defeated DePaul in last week’s Cancun Challenge.

Welcome back

Tulsa coach Danny Manning received a good amount of applause from the crowd, especially considering he is a Jayhawk coaching Tulsa. The cheers drowned out a few boos. One fan in the student section held sign reading “KU misses Manning.”

“That was nice,” Manning said. “I’m very thankful for that. I didn’t like the hospitality after that.”

Manning’s reception wasn’t nearly as warm in his previous appearance against WSU. The Shockers defeated Kansas 54-49 during the 1986-87 season at then-Levitt Arena during his playing days.

The Tulsa staff is full of familiar names. Wichitan Steve Woodberry and Brett Ballard, both former Kansas players, are assistants. Assistant Wendell Moore, former coach at Wyandotte High, is also a Wichitan. Moore and Woodberry both played at South. Former Tulsa star Shea Seals is director of player development.

Worth noting

Former Shocker Garrett Stutz received his 2012 Missouri Valley Conference championship ring before the game. Stutz is rehabbing a leg injury after playing professionally in South Korea.…. WSU’s five-game win streak against Tulsa is its longest in the series since it won six from 1987-1989 when the teams played in the MVC. WSU leads the series 62-60.

— Paul Suellentrop

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