66ERS BEGIN SEASON WITH 89-76 ROAD VICTORY OVER IDAHO
Trailing 45-36 at halftime inside Boise’s CenturyLink Arena, Tulsa stormed back in the second half to take control of the season-opening game by outscoring Idaho by a 53-31 margin.
Also scoring in double figures for the 66ers was Dwight Buycks with 16, Curtis Sumpter with 11 and Billy Rush with 10.
Collectively, Tulsa racked up 13 assists, led by a team-high four dishes from Dyson. On the boards, the 66ers dominated the Stampede by a 56-39 margin.
Defensively, Tulsa forced 19 Idaho turnovers. Buycks led the 66ers with three steals, while Dyson and Sumpter each added two.
Tony Bobbitt led the Stampede with 20 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Cheyne Gadson also chipped in 20 points for Idaho.
The 66ers and Stampede will square off again Saturday night, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. CT inside CenturyLink Arena to complete the back-to-back set.