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Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2002 12:35 AM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(19) Tulsa 80, Wichita St 69
WICHITA ST. SHOCKERS
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TULSA, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Jason Parker's onslaught came early and often.

Parker drained six 3-pointers in the first half and finished with a career-high 30 points as No. 19 Tulsa opened its home schedule with an 80-69 victory over Wichita State.

Parker began the scoring with a 3-pointer 43 seconds into the game and added another to trigger a 13-2 run that gave Tulsa (4-0) the lead for good at 21-10 with 12:24 left in the first half.

"My teammates found me and I got great screens and it just fell," Parker said. "Shooting doesn't ever really bother me. I don't ever really get down on myself."

Antonio Reed added a pair and Dante Swanson also scored from beyond the arc as the Golden Hurricane nailed nine 3-pointers for a 47-35 halftime lead.

Aaron Hogg's 3-pointer capped a 7-0 burst that pulled Wichita State (2-2) within 58-50 with 11:33 remaining. Parker had seven points as Tulsa responded with eight straight and his seventh 3-pointer opened up a 16-point cushion with just over eight minutes left.

The Shockers made another run and Jamar Howard's layup cut the deficit to 72-67 with just under two minutes left. The Golden Hurricane made 8-of-10 at the line in the final 80 seconds to seal the victory.

"They (Wichita State) had four days to really get prepared for this ballgame and they made some great adjustments," Tulsa coach John Phillips said. "I knew that it was going to be a tough ballgame. I was hoping that we would play tough and get a victory and we got the victory."

Parker set a school record with his eight 3-pointers, besting Shea Seals' mark of seven. He easily eclipsed his previous career high of 21 points, set in a season-opening victory over New Mexico State.

"He is a great example of hard work and how it pays off," Phillips said. "That wasn't the first time that he has ever shot the ball (like that) and it is pretty obvious that he has the opportunity to be one of the best shooters Tulsa has ever had."

Kevin Johnson collected 15 points and 11 rebounds and Dante Swanson netted 13 points. Jarius Glenn was the fourth starter in double figures with a career-high 12 points.

Despite the victory, Tulsa had a dismal second half as it shot just 21 percent (6-of-28) and were just 3-of-16 from beyond the arc. Howard got hot in the second half with 11 of his 16 points to lead a charge by Wichita State.

Tulsa shot 78 percent (18-of-23) at the line in the second half to offset its poor shooting from the floor. Parker made all six attempts, but was not satisfied with the effort from a team that has averaged 27 wins over the last four seasons.

"We're not happy with ourselves now," Parker said. "We don't think we've had a good game according to Tulsa basketball standards. We aren't being cocky, we are definitely happy that we are 4-0, but we're not happy with our focus for the whole game, especially on defense."

Randy Burns scored 15 points and Hogg added 13 on 5-of-15 shooting. The Shockers hurt themselves by converting just 59 percent (16-of-27) of their free throw attempts.

Wichita State still leads the series with its former Missouri Valley Conference rival, 59-58.


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