TULSA DOWNS TEXAS 94-86, COLLECTS THIRD CONSECUTIVE VICTORY

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 26, 2011 Forward Larry Owens posted a team-high 20 points and four assists and Marcus Lewis added 18 points and two blocked shots as the Tulsa 66ers (26-10) recorded their third consecutive victory Saturday evening with a 94-86 win over the Texas Legends (17-21) inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

Also scoring in double figures for the 66ers was Jerome Dyson with 16, Elijah Millsap with 14 and Latavious Williams with 11. Millsap also posted a team-high nine rebounds.

Defensively, Tulsa held Texas to 31-86 (.360) shooting from the floor, including 4-23 (.174) from beyond the arc.

The reason we gave ourselves a chance to win tonight is because of what we did defensively, 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said. We kept fighting and we stayed with it. When you have struggles offensively its important to keep up your defensive intensity and keep fighting.

The 66ers, who improved to 5-2 against the Legends this season, posted 22 assists, including a team-high five dishes from guard Brandon Brooks.

Tulsa also held a decisive 54-28 advantage in points in the paint.

I thought in the second half we did a really good job of getting to the rim, getting in the paint, Tibbetts said. I thought the first half we settled a little bit. We started attacking the rim a lot better after that.

Leading the Legends was Justin Dentmon with a game-high 24 points. Sean Williams added a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.

The 66ers return to the court tomorrow afternoon, Feb. 27, when they host the Sioux Falls Skyforce at 4 p.m. inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

For ticket information and purchases call the 66ers business office at (918) 585-8444.

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