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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy gestures during his team's NCAA college basketball game against Xavier in Cincinnati. Coaches spend years cultivating relationships with recruits in hopes of getting them on campus for a visit. "You really have to get a read and sense for it, kind of show each individual case what they're looking for," Murphy said. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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Tulsa scores first 19 points, rolls past NAU

TULSA, Okla. — Shaquille Harrison led six players into double-digit scoring with 15 points as Tulsa defeated Northern Arizona 90-55 Tuesday night.

The Golden Hurricane (8-4) opened on a 19-0 run, Northern Arizona not scoring until there was 12:24 left to play in the first half.

Ako Kaluna led NAU (2-9) with 23 points.

Tulsa made seven of its first nine shots — including 3-pointers from Pat Birt, Rashad Ray and James Woodard — in the opening blast and finished the game shooting 56.5 percent (35-62).

D’Andre Wright and Sterling Taplin scored 13 points each — Taplin’s a career high — for Tulsa, Woodard 12, and Rashad Smith and Ray 11 each. Ray added seven assists and Smith had six steals. In the first half, Ray whipped a no-look pass behind him to Smith, who finished the breakaway with a dunk.

Tulsa led 47-20 at halftime, its most first-half points of the season.

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