Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Nick Russell scored 19 points and Cannen Cunningham had 17 points and five blocks as SMU held off Tulsa for a 71-65 victory on Wednesday night.
Tulsa’s Danny Manning seemed to enjoy facing mentor Larry Brown of SMU in just the second sideline matchup of an NCAA-winning coach and the Final Four’s most outstanding player. The ending was even better for him.
Now that he’s back in the college game, Larry Brown is looking for the next Danny Manning. Meantime, he’s not very excited about coaching against the real thing.
Tulsa’s G.J. Kinne had an amazing 2010 season, throwing for 3,650 yards for 38 touchdowns. In Conference USA, he’s just a face in the crowd.