TULSA, Okla. (AP) James Woodard had 22 points and eight rebounds and Pat Swilling Jr. added 11 points as Tulsa pulled away late for a 63-57 victory against Buffalo on Wednesday night.
With the game tied at 51-all with 3:24 remaining, the Golden Hurricane (8-6) scored nine straight points. Woodard had the first seven, on two layups and a 3-pointer, as the Bulls (5-9) missed five straight shots.
Two free throws by Kauri Black made it 60-51 with 32 seconds to play.
Scottie Haralson scored 10 points for Tulsa despite shooting 3 of 16 from the field, including 0 of 9 from 3-point range.
Javon McCrea had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Buffalo.
The Hurricane, playing their first home game since Dec. 8, shot just 39.3 percent (22 of 56) from the floor and 53.6 percent (15 of 28) from the line. The Bulls struggled with their shooting even more, hitting just 19 or 59 (32.2 percent) shots from the field.
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As the NFL morphs into a pass-first sport, the importance of a hard-hitting safety with enough speed to cover the deep middle grows each year.
Maryland’s Darnell Savage Jr. hits every part of that description.
Haven’t heard of Savage? The league has.
NFL Network Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said that as the selection process grows closer Savage is emerging as a possible first round pick. Pro Football Focus listed Savage as the second-best safety prospect in the 2019 draft class.
Savage’s greatest strength is his versatility. He can play both safety spots, and plenty of NFL talent evaluators also see him being able to play slot corner.
Speed helps. Savage ran a 4.36 40-yard-dash.
Measurables like that paired with a second-team All-Big Ten performance last season means Savage certainly doesn’t make it to Saturday of the draft. And he might make it all the way to Thursday.
The Redskins can absolutely use a player like Savage. But a player like Savage might not make it to the Redskins' second round pick.
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One more week of the NFL offseason in the books. Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.
1. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated $100,000 to help rebuilding efforts for three historically black churches in the Louisiana area that recently burned down by an alleged arsonists. An effort led by former tight end Benjamin Watson, Bisciotti reached out to him Sunday committing his donation.
2. The GOAT gene has transferred from Justin Tucker to his son, Easton. The kicker posted a video on his Instagram Thursday of the little guy kicking a (mini) field goal right down the middle, just like his dad.
April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.
May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp
The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.
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