CONWAY, S.C. (AP)Aly Khalifa had 14 points in Charlotte’s 68-65 victory against Tulsa on Friday night.
Tim Dalger made a 3-pointer for Tulsa to cap the scoring with 16 seconds remaining. The Golden Hurricane had the final possession, but Igor Milicic Jr. blocked Sam Griffin’s 3-point attempt to end it.
Khalifa added eight rebounds and six assists for the 49ers (4-0). Lu’Cye Patterson scored 14 points, going 5 of 8 and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. Jackson Threadgill was 5-of-12 shooting (0 for 4 from distance) to finish with 10 points.
Griffin led the Golden Hurricane (2-2) in scoring, finishing with 21 points. Anthony Pritchard added 13 points and four assists for Tulsa. Dalger also had 13 points.
Patterson put up nine points in the first half for Charlotte, who led 40-27 at the break. Charlotte was outscored by 10 points in the second half but held on for the victory. Khalifa led the way with eight second-half points.
Charlotte’s next game is Wednesday against Detroit Mercy on the road. Tulsa visits Oklahoma State on Friday.
The Associated Press created elements of this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.