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Friday, November 22, 2013

8:00 PM ET - SpiritBank Event Center, Tulsa, OK

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24 30 34 39 127
38 31 23 25 117

66ers Fall Short in Season Opener TULSA, Okla., November 22, 2013 - The Tulsa 66ers fell to the Iowa Energy, 127-117, in Tulsaís season opener Friday at the SpiritBank Event Center despite eight 66ers scoring in double digits.

Rodney Bartholomew and Mario Little led the 66ers with 22 points each Ė career highs for both veterans. Larry Owens, beginning his fourth season with the club, secured 10 rebounds alongside 10 points and seven assists.

Tulsa (0-1) jumped ahead of Iowa (1-0) by outscoring the Energy 69-54 in the first half. The 66ersí 69 points were the most scored in one half under head coach Darko Rajakovic, now in his second season.

Iowa fought back in the second half to outscore Tulsa 73-48 in the final two frames. The Energy outrebounded the 66ers 28-13 in the second half and 52-35 overall.

"[In the] first half, we had a really good start and a really good defense and for us, everything starts with good defense," said Rajakovic. "If we can get defensive stops, itís much easier to take good shots, and we were shooting pretty well."

"In the second half and the beginning of the third quarter we didnít have enough intensity. We didnít box out good enough and we finished the game with 17 rebounds less than they did. That was the key."

The 66ers forced 27 Energy turnovers, including 15 off of steals. On offense, Tulsa dished out 26 assists.

The 66ers and Energy face off again Saturday night at 7 p.m. inside the SpiritBank Event Center.



Energy
66ers
     
    • 52.4%

    • 47.4%

    • 50.0%

    • 26.9%

    • 71.4%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IWA TUL
Total Rebounds 13 8
Offensive Rebounds 15 10
Turnovers 27 15
Fast Break Pts: 34 33
Biggest Lead: 14 20
Points in the Paint: 58 56
IWA TUL
p Jeffers   30 2 players   22
rb Varnado   13 Owens   10
a Jeffers   7 2 players   7
s Lucas   3 2 players   4
b Varnado   5 Sutton   2
 
  • 11/22 - IWA 127 @ TUL 117
  • 11/23 - IWA 123 @ TUL 102
  • 12/22 - TUL 93 @ IWA 123
  • 02/04 - IWA 114 @ TUL 106
  • 02/11 - TUL 104 @ IWA 124
  • 02/28 - TUL 117 @ IWA 113
  • 03/22 - TUL 101 @ IWA 112
Iowa Energy (31-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Christopher G 40:35 9-16 4-6 2-4 +13 1 6 7 0 5 2 5 0 1 24
M. Ehambe G, F 26:38 4-9 3-6 1-1 -4 0 6 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 12
J. Varnado 37:16 5-8 0-0 10-14 +16 6 7 13 0 6 1 5 5 0 20
O. Jeffers 42:13 9-18 1-2 11-15 +17 1 8 9 7 2 2 7 0 2 30
K. Lucas G 44:59 9-20 3-6 2-3 +11 0 3 3 6 4 3 6 0 1 23
A. Gilchrist   24:00 4-6 0-1 4-4 +9 5 4 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 12
B. Strong   15:42 3-5 0-1 0-1 -8 1 3 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 6
E. Henderson   03:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Wise   04:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
C. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Buckner DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-82 11-22 30-42   15 37 52 14 25 8 27 5 4 127
  52.4% 50.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 13 total to: 27
Tulsa 66ers (24-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Little G 35:00 9-21 4-12 0-0 -10 0 6 6 3 5 0 1 1 0 22
L. Owens F 40:04 4-17 1-8 1-2 -9 3 7 10 7 3 4 2 1 1 10
J. Kreft C 02:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
X. Alexander G 20:42 5-12 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 11
B. Uzoh 34:42 5-12 0-1 2-3 -8 2 2 4 7 5 4 3 0 1 12
R. Bartholomew   33:59 6-11 0-1 10-13 -6 2 4 6 1 3 0 0 0 2 22
M. Sutton   20:16 5-5 0-0 3-4 -9 3 4 7 0 6 1 2 2 0 13
I. Wilkerson   23:42 6-10 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 3 0 1 5 0 0 12
N. Murphy   28:51 6-9 1-2 2-2 -8 0 1 1 2 4 2 1 0 0 15
G. Jerrett DND - Injury
Total   240 46-97 7-26 18-24   10 25 35 26 30 15 15 4 5 117
  47.4% 26.9% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16

inactive

  • Energy: --
  • 66ers: --

technical fouls

  • Energy: --
  • 66ers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: SpiritBank Event Center, Tulsa, OK
  • Officials: #39 CJ Washington, #29 Jaston Carter, #61 Keith Kimble
  • Attendance: 1605
  • Duration: 2:22
broadcast information
country channel time
usa YouTube National Final
KAKC Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IWA
3rd Central
31
19
8-2
18-7
13-12
TUL
9th Central
24
26
6-4
13-12
11-14
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IWA
2 players 33.7
2 players 8.3
2 players 8.0
4 players 1.3
2 players 2.0
TUL
Williams 20.2
Roberson 9.6
Williams 4.9
Sutton 1.3
Roberson 2.5
Warriors Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .461 .
FT% .778 .
Points 107.7 NaN
Rebounds 48.1 NaN
Assists 22.1 NaN
Steals 8.5 NaN
Blocks 4.8 NaN
3-Point % .356 .
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Mad Ants Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .453 .
FT% .768 .
Points 109.7 NaN
Rebounds 45.1 NaN
Assists 19.6 NaN
Steals 10.6 NaN
Blocks 3.5 NaN
3-Point % .356 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game
Santa Cruz Warriors (-)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (-)
field goalsrebounds
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