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Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:52 PM EST
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(22) Tulsa 90, Oral Roberts 80
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TULSA, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Jason Parker, Kevin Johnson and Tulsa still have local bragging rights.

Parker and Johnson each scored 18 points as the 22nd-ranked Golden Hurricane posted a 90-80 victory over crosstown rival Oral Roberts to capture the Mayor's Cup.

"Two teams that have tremendous respect for each other, competing for 40 minutes," Tulsa coach John Phillips said. "It doesn't get much better than that."

Oral Roberts (6-2) came in with high hopes of knocking off Tulsa, which won the last two matchups in overtime. The Golden Eagles got 17 of Reggie Borges' 29 points in the second half but could not slow down the Golden Hurricane, who shot a sizzling 64.5 percent (20-of-31) before halftime.

"We were just ready," Johnson said. "(Assistant coach Kwanza Johnson) had us ready all week. He was tired of all the talk of ORU and he wanted us to come out and beat them."

Tulsa (6-1) scored 12 straight points for a 47-34 lead with just over a minute left in the first half. Oral Roberts rallied with the final eight points to slice its deficit to five.

Borges had a three-point play to bring Oral Roberts within 74-65 with 6 1/2 minutes to go. Parker nailed a jumper, Dante Swanson had a bucket and two free throws and Jarius Glenn tipped in a miss by Parker for an 82-65 cushion.

Glenn netted a career-high 17 points and Swanson chipped in 16 as Tulsa placed all five starters in double figures. Charlie Davis made 5-of-6 shots for 11 points and seven rebounds.

"It really is enjoyable to look at the stat sheet and see that we had five guys in double figures," Phillips said. "It is really difficult to guard that, when everybody has the option to score."

Johnson had eight rebounds for the Golden Hurricane, who held a 37-19 advantage on the glass. Tulsa had a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds.

"As a team, we did a poor job of blocking out," Golden Eagles coach Scott Sutton said. "I can't blame it on all the big guys, the guards have to get in there and get rebounds as well."

Tulsa has won 13 straight home meetings with Oral Roberts. The Golden Hurricane prevailed despite playing without injured starting guard Antonio Reed, who missed his second straight game.

Johnson made 7-of-13 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers for Tulsa. The 6-8 forward was a handful for Borges and the rest of the Golden Eagles to defend.

"Kevin Johnson is a great player," Borges said. "He makes the whole offense go, because you have to double down or get help and that leaves the shooters open."

Parker is usually the beneficiary of such open looks, but he missed all four 3-point attempts. But he found his stoke within the arc and also got to the line and knocked down all eight foul shots.

Luke Spencer-Gardner fouled out with 13 points and Tyrone Tiggs added 12 for Oral Roberts, which nailed nine 3-pointers. Jonathan Bluitt chipped in 11 points off the bench.

The Golden Eagles have lost two straight after opening the season with six victories.


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