Justin Hurtt scored 34 points and Tulsa snapped a four-game losing streak with an 85-73 win over East Carolina on Saturday night.
Hurtt made 7 of 11 3-pointers and was 11 of 16 from the field. The Golden Hurricane (20-9, 9-5 Conference USA) shot 53.7 percent (29 of 54) from the field, including 52.6 percent (10 of 19) from 3-point range.
Tulsa never trailed and built its biggest lead at 69-53 with 7:16 remaining after a free throw by Bryson Pope. The lead stayed in double figures the rest of the game.
Both teams committed 13 turnovers, but Tulsa outscored East Carolina 20-9 on points off turnovers.
Jerome Jordan had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Joe Richard added 13 points and Ben Uzoh had 10 for the Golden Hurricane.
Brock Young had 30 points and Darrius Morrow added 15 for the Pirates (9-19, 3-11), who have lost six of their past eight games.
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