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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


Jan. 10, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of January 2 - 8
Senior center Steven Idlet (Men's Basketball) has maintained a 3.00 grade-point average in history. The Prairie Grove, Ark., native averaged 13 points a game in TU's first two conference games this past week. He shot 56 percent from the field and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. He also collected eight rebounds over the two-game stretch and averaged 24 minutes a game. Idlet's best game of the week came at Houston when he had a game-high 22 points.

Last Week's Results
MEN'S BASKETBALL (7-9, 0-2 C-USA)
Lost at Houston 70-69 (ot)
(Four Tulsa players scored in double figures and the Golden Hurricane was unable to steal a road victory in the Conference USA opener. Senior forward Steven Idlet led all scorers with 22 points, while freshman guard Eric McClellan came off the bench to add 14. Senior forward D.J. Magley and sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson both tallied 12 points, and Magley hauled in eight rebounds. Tulsa did not make a three-point basket in the contest, but shot 48 percent from the field and 81 percent (13-for-16) from the free-throw line. Tulsa also dominated the paint, winning the inside battle by a margin of 52-34.)

Lost to SMU 57-55 (TU fell in its home conference opener by way of a buzzer-beating shot from SMU's Jeremiah Samarrippas. This was the second-straight year TU fell at home to the Mustangs due to a buzzer beater. Clarkson led the Golden Hurricane with 14 points and the home team outrebounded SMU 35-23. Junior guard Scottie Haralson scored 11 points and McClellan had nine points and nine rebounds in his first-career start. Tulsa shot 44 percent from the field and 83 percent from the charity stripe (10-for-12), and SMU shot 43 percent from the field and 60 percent (6-for-10) from the line. Both teams made five shots from behind the three-point line.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (6-7, 1-1 C-USA)
Defeated Southern Miss 68-57
(Tulsa opened Conference USA action with a dominating victory over Southern Miss inside the Reynolds Center. The Golden Hurricane received double-digit points from four different players, and sophomore forward Loren McDaniel recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in 36 minutes. Junior guard Taleya Mayberry led TU with 16 points and six assists in a game-high 38 minutes, while sophomore guard Taylor Hooker scored 13 and senior forward Chanice Scott added 11. Tulsa outrebounded the Lady Eagles 41-28 and had a huge advantage in fast-break points of 18-2.)

Lost at Marshall 63-45 (Hooker came off the bench to score 11 points, and junior guard Jessica McQuin added 10 as the Golden Hurricane fell to Marshall on the road. Tulsa was outrebounded 47-33 and shot 34 percent from the field and 44 percent from the free-throw line (7-for-16). Marshall shot 38 percent from the field and 63 percent (19-for-30) from the free-throw line.)

Upcoming Schedule
Jan. 11 (Wed.)		M. Basketball	UTEP*				7 pm

Jan. 12 (Thurs.) M. Tennis Oral Roberts (Indoors) 5 pm W. Basketball at UTEP* 7 pm

Jan. 13 (Fri.) M. Tennis No. 14 California (Indoors) 6 pm

Jan. 14 (Sat.) M. Basketball at East Carolina* noon Indoor Track at Kansas State Invitational (Manhattan, Kan.) All Day

Jan. 15 (Sun.) W. Tennis Arkansas-Little Rock (Indoors) 9:30 am W. Basketball Rice* 2 pm W. Tennis Oral Roberts (Indoors) 4 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) January 9 - Steven Idlet (Men's Basketball)