Just when everyone was getting excited about the NCAA Final Four and the NIT, there is one more tournament out there. In the first of the best of three College Basketball Invitational, Tulsa of Conference USA used a 13-3 run late in the game to beat Bradley's Braves (Missouri Valley Conference) 73-68 in the first round.
The Golden Hurricanes had 17 turnovers and only shot 59 percent from the line, while going 5 of 19 from the three point arch. Tulsa outrebounded Bradley 47-30 for the win. Jerome Jordan and Ben Uzoh added 18 to lead all scorers.
Game two of the best of three series moves to Bradley Wednesday night with game three, if needed to return to Tulsa Friday evening.