BALANCED SCORING ATTACK LEADS TULSA TO VICTORY
Leading the 66ers in the scoring column was Xavier Alexander with 14. Brady Morningstar added 13, Larry Owens had 12 and Jerome Dyson and Robert Vaden each scored 11.
The 66ers recorded 24 assists as a team, led by a game-high seven dishes from Marcus Lewis. The 66ers led by as many as 22 points and recorded a 22-to-7 advantage in fast break points.
Lewis also posted a game-high 13 boards to help Tulsa outrebound Texas by a 47-39 clip.
Defensively, the 66ers held the Legends to 27-of-75 (.360) shooting overall and forced 15 turnovers. Texas entered the game averaging just over 100 points per game.
“This is the second game in a row where I thought we came out of the locker room ready to play team basketball,” 66ers head coach Dale Osbourne said. “I am proud of our players for having a defensive mindset throughout the game, and we will have to play with that same effort and intensity again tomorrow.”
Leading Texas was Vance Cooksey with 12 points. Reserve Anthony Vereen added seven rebounds and Dominique Johnson and Drew Neitzel each recorded four assists.
The 66ers and Legends return to the floor again Sunday afternoon, Feb. 5, with a 4 p.m. CT matchup inside the Tulsa Convention Center.