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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


Jan. 3, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of December 5 - January 1
Junior guard Taleya Mayberry (Women's Basketball) has maintained a 3.07 grade-point average in management. The Tulsa native led the Golden Hurricane to a 3-2 mark from Dec. 5 to Jan. 1 and averaged 13.2 points during that stretch. She also averaged 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.6 steals. Her best performance came against Stephen F. Austin, when she scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out five assists and tallied two steals.

Last Week's Results
FOOTBALL (8-5, 7-1 C-USA)
Lost to BYU 24-21 in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
(Tulsa dropped a thrilling bowl game in the final seconds to the Cougars. The Golden Hurricane jumped on top early with an eight-yard strike from senior quarterback G.J. Kinne to junior wide receiver Ricky Johnson. Senior tight end Clay Sears capped a quick four-play, 86-yard drive with a 14-yard touchdown reception from Kinne early in the second to give Tulsa a 14-3 lead. BYU outscored Tulsa 21-7 the rest of the way to capture the 24-21 victory, with the final seven points coming in the last 11 seconds. Kinne completed 17-of-31 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns in his final collegiate game, while junior wide receiver Bryan Burnham tallied four catches for 113 yards and a score. Junior safety Dexter McCoil recorded two interceptions to tie the school record for career INT's (13), and senior linebacker Curnelius Arnick tallied 17 tackles.)

MEN'S BASKETBALL (7-7, 0-0 C-USA)
Lost to Wichita State 77-67
(Four players scored in double figures, and Tulsa held an eight-point lead early in the second half, but Wichita State used a furious comeback to topple TU at home. Junior guard Scottie Haralson and sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson both scored 18 points to lead Tulsa. Sophomore guard Tim Peete added 12 and senior center Steven Idlet dropped 11, while recording four assists and four blocks. Tulsa shot 44 percent from the field and 53 percent from behind the arc, but the team struggled from the free-throw line, shooting just 57 percent (13-for-23).)

Defeated UT Arlington 80-75 (ot) (Freshman guard Eric McClellan made a layup with two seconds to play to send the game into overtime, and the Golden Hurricane outscored the visiting Mavericks 12-7 in the extra session to pick up the victory. Five players scored in double figures, led by Idlet and Haralson each knotting 15. Clarkson (14), McClellan (12) and Peete (11) also hit double figures. Idlet, Clarkson and Peete combined for 24 rebounds as the Golden Hurricane outrebounded UTA 45-30. Tulsa outshot UT Arlington 47 percent to 40 percent.)

Lost to No. 21 Creighton 83-64 (The highly-ranked Bluejays were too much for the host Golden Hurricane despite a 14-point effort from Clarkson. Peete also notched 12 points, but Tulsa shot just 43 percent from the field, while allowing Creighton to shoot 59 percent. CU also outrebounded TU 37-29 and both teams had 15 turnovers.)

Defeated Mercer 68-62 (Tulsa got back to its winning ways with a solid effort over the visiting Bears. The Golden Hurricane outscored Mercer 17-7 in the final 4:54 to close out the Bears in impressive fashion. Sophomore forward Kodi Maduka led Tulsa with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while McClellan came off the bench to add 14 points. Clarkson scored 12 and Peete dropped 10. Tulsa and Mercer both shot 45 percent from the field, and the Golden Hurricane held a slight advantage in free-throw percentage (59 to 53). TU also outrebounded the Bears 41-28.)

Won at TCU 74-66 (Clarkson scored 23 points and Maduka had 15 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in a road victory. Haralson and McClellan also scored nine points each, and Tulsa hit 6-of-10 from behind the three-point line. Tulsa also shot 50 percent from the field and 74 percent from the line, while outrebounding the Horned Frogs 35-27. TCU was held to 37-percent shooting and shot just 69 percent from the charity stripe.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (5-6, 0-0 C-USA)
Lost at Arkansas State 80-70
(Tulsa trailed by 12 at halftime, but rallied in the second to take a lead with six minutes to play. The road team didn't have enough, however, as TU dropped a 10-point decision to Arkansas State. Sophomore guard Taylor Hooker scored a career-high 23 points on 11-of-18 shooting. She also hauled in five rebounds. Junior guard Jessica McQuin came off the bench to score 11 points, and sophomore forward Loren McDaniel added 10. Freshman forward Mariah Turner tallied nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, and she added seven rebounds.)

Defeated Grambling State 61-56 (Junior forward Taleya Mayberry dropped 21 points and junior forward Tiffani Couisnard added a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds as the Golden Hurricane picked up its third win of the season. Hooker scored eight points and hauled in 11 rebounds and McDaniel scored nine off the bench. TU shot just 30 percent from the field and 19 percent from three-point range, but the team held Grambling State to just 33 percent from the field. Tulsa outrebounded GSU 52-50 and won the turnover battle 12-23.)

Lost at TCU 60-43 (The Horned Frogs stalled the Golden Hurricane in Fort Worth. Mayberry (13) and senior forward Chanice Scott (10) were the only members of the team to reach double figures, and Scott added seven rebounds. Hooker came off the bench and added eight points and 13 rebounds. Tulsa outrebounded TCU 47-43 but shot just 24 percent from the field.)

Defeated Nebraska Omaha 68-60 (Mayberry (13) and Scott (11) led Tulsa to another home victory, as the Golden Hurricane overpowered the Mavericks down the stretch. TU shot 42 percent from the field and held UNO to just 37 percent. Tulsa also outrebounded Nebraska Omaha 39-37. Hooker added nine points and nine rebounds, and TU forced 23 turnovers.)

Defeated Stephen F. Austin 72-53 (Stephen F. Austin entered the match with a 10-2 record, but the Golden Hurricane jumped on top early and cruised to an impressive 19-point victory. TU picked up its third win in four games and improved to 5-1 at the Reynolds Center in 2011-12. Mayberry and Hooker filled up the stat sheet with huge days. Mayberry scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out five assists and collected two steals in a game-high 37 minutes. Hooker scored 16 points, recorded seven assists, picked up six steals and hauled in four rebounds in 35 minutes. McQuin (13) and Scott (11) also reached double-figure scoring, while Couisnard added seven points and nine rebounds. Tulsa forced 24 turnovers and outrebounded the Ladyjacks 41-28. TU also shot 48 percent from the field and 88 percent (18-for-21) from the free-throw line.)

Upcoming Schedule
Jan. 4 (Wed.)	M. Basketball	at Houston*	7 pm

Jan. 5 (Thurs.) W. Basketball Southern Miss* 7 pm

Jan. 7 (Sat.) M. Basketball SMU* 7 pm

Jan. 8 (Sun.) W. Basketball at Marshall* 1 pm

* = Conference USA event

Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners August 29 - Katie Bykowski (Women's Soccer) September 5 - Jake Dobkins (Men's Soccer) September 12 - G.J. Kinne (Football) September 19 - Jessica Adams (Volleyball) September 26 - Diana Silva (Volleyball) October 3 - Trent Dupy (Football) October 10 - Claire Hulcer (Women's Soccer) October 17 - Carl Stones (Cross Country) October 24 - John Young Kim (Men's Golf) October 31 - Samantha Vickers (Women's Tennis) November 7 - Abigail Gorman (Rowing) November 14 - Paula Whiting (Cross Country) November 21 - Alan Dock (Football) November 28 - Tiffani Couisnard (Women's Basketball) December 5 - Kelsey Hancock (Volleyball) January 2 - Taleya Mayberry (Women's Basketball)