Junior Etou, who leads the team at 17.6 points per game, had his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Tulsa (3-3) while Sterling Taplin added 11 points. The Golden Hurricane shot better than 50 percent (54.4) for the fourth time this season.
Tulsa went on an early 11-2 run for a 31-14 lead and Henderson led all scorers with 13 first-half points as the Golden Hurricane had a 15-point lead at the break.
Jordan Howard led Central Arkansas (3-3) with 23 points. Howard, who entered fourth in the nation in scoring at 26.8 points, extended his program record to 297 3-pointers after three makes against Tulsa. Mathieu Kamba had 12 points and 12 boards.
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