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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Jan. 31, 2011

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of Jan. 25 - 31

Junior Paulo Pinheiro (Indoor Track) has maintained a 3.20 grade-point average in mathematics. The Lisbon, Portugal, native participated this past weekend in the Oklahoma Christian Indoor Invitational in Norman, Okla., and he captured the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:33.99. Pinheiro was competing in his first track meet with The University of Tulsa. During the cross country season, he was named to the all-C-USA Third Team after finishing 15th at the Conference USA Championships.

Last Week's Results
Lost to SMU 59-58
(The Golden Hurricane lost on a last-second shot despite 27 points from senior guard Justin Hurtt. TU also received career-high assists from sophomore guards Bryson Pope and Scottie Haralson. Pope recorded 12 points, seven assists and three rebounds, and Haralson added 11 points and five assists. Junior forwards Joe Richard and Steven Idlet combined for 17 rebounds.)

Defeated UTEP 69-68 (In a twist of fate, TU won with a bucket from Hurtt with 6.6 seconds remaining as the blue and gold defeated a Miner squad that is tied for first in Conference USA. Hurtt dropped 18 points and freshman guard Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to add 14. Junior forward D.J. Magley was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and recorded 10 points and seven rebounds. TU shot 54 percent from the field and made up for a dismal 10-for-22 effort from the free-throw line by knocking down five trey's and holding UTEP to just 39 percent from the field.)

Lost at UTEP 69-66
(Junior forward Denis Lewis recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds as Tulsa fell on the road to UTEP. Sophomore guard Taleya Mayberry dropped 21 points and added four assists and three steals. Freshman guard Taylor Hooker adderd nine points, and senior guard Jermaine Kermis recorded five steals. TU shot 41 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line.)

Lost at Rice 70-47 (Three different players reached double figures, led by a career-high 15 from sophomore guard Jessica McQuin. She also had five rebounds. Lewis had yet another double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Mayberry scored 12 points. Hooker recorded six steals. TU shot 32 percent from the field and hit all six of its free-throw attempts.)

MEN'S TENNIS (4-3, 1-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 35 in the nation
Lost to No. 18 Ole Miss 4-3 - First Round, ITA National Indoor Championships
(TU hung with the favored Runnin' Rebels all the way to the end, but the Golden Hurricane lost the doubles point and was only able to win three singles matches in a narrow loss to No. 18 Ole Miss. Tulsa split matches at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, and the No. 22-ranked tandem of junior Ashley Watling and sophomore Clifford Marsland fell in a tiebreak against the No. 2-ranked duo in the nation to give Ole Miss the doubles point. Sophomore Marcelo Arevalo upset No. 32 Marcell Thiemann 6-4, 6-3, No. 96 Marsland won his match in straight sets and freshman Japie de Klerk moved to 5-0 in singles play with a straight-set victory.)

Defeated No. 48 Columbia 4-0 - Consolation, ITA National Indoor Championships (The Golden Hurricane rebounded with a 4-0 shutout of No. 48 Columbia in the consolation match of the National Indoor Championships. Tulsa won the doubles point on the strength of victories at the bottom two doubles teams. Arevalo and De Klerk moved to 4-0 as a duo. Arevalo cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 win, Watling won his match 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, and sophomore Tristan Jackson won 6-0, 6-1.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (5-1, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 32 in the nation
Lost to No. 36 Texas A&M 5-2 - First Round, ITA National Indoor Championships
(Sophomore Michelle Farley and freshman Sam Vickers picked up wins in singles play for TU, but the Golden Hurricane was unable to secure the doubles point and fell in four of six singles matches in the team's first loss of the season. Farley won her match at No. 6 singles 6-3, 6-1, and Vickers won her first-collegiate match at No. 5 singles 4-6, 6-4, retired.)

Defeated No. 62 Brown 5-2 - Consolation, ITA National Indoor Championships (Tulsa cruised to the 5-2 victory over Brown for its first win over a ranked opponent this year. The top two doubles tandems won 8-5 and 8-4, respectively, to secure the doubles point. Senior Alexandra Kichoutkin, junior Ewa Szatkowska, sophomore Michelle Farley and freshman Sam Vickers all won their matches in straight sets for the dominating 5-2 triumph.)

Competed at the OC Indoor Invitational
(Junior Paulo Pinheiro highlighted TU's trip to Norman with a victory in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:33.99. Senior Jennifer Mace placed second in both the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Lenora Guion-Firmin placed third in the 200m and fifth in the 60m, and freshman Katherine Camp took second in the 800 meters.)

Competed at the UCM Mule Relays (Sophomore Alex Sementelli finished fourth in the heptathlon with 4,574 points, the third-highest total in school history. Senior Brianna Steel finished third in the pentathlon with 3,369 points and sophomore Carolin Imhof placed fourth with 3,123 points. Sophomore Kolton Taylor also competed in the heptathlon but did not finish.)

Upcoming Schedule
Feb. 2 (Wed.) M. Basketball at (RV) Memphis* 6 pm

Feb. 3 (Thurs.) W. Basketball Memphis* 7 pm

Feb. 4 (Fri.) M. Tennis UAB* 6 pm
Indoor Track at Meyo Invitational All Day

Feb. 5 (Sat.) M. Basketball Houston* 7:05 pm
Indoor Track at Meyo Invitational All Day

Feb. 6 (Sun.) M. Tennis TCU 1 pm
W. Basketball UCF* 1 pm

* = Conference USA event

Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners
August 30 - Katie Bykowski (Women's Soccer)
September 7 - Paula Whiting (Cross Country)
September 13 - Ashley McInnes (Men's Soccer)
September 20 - Diana Silva (Volleyball)
September 27 - G.J. Kinne (Football)
October 4 - Jessica Adams (Volleyball)
October 11 - Carla Horne (Rowing)
October 18 - Tyler Holmes (Football)
October 25 - Diana Silva (Volleyball)
November 1 - Justin Duncan and Paula Whiting (Cross Country)
November 8 - Heather Brooks (Rowing)
November 15 - Chris Taylor (Men's Soccer)
November 22 - Jessica Adams (Volleyball)
November 29 - G.J. Kinne (Football)
December 6 - Hannah Stout (Volleyball)
December 13 - Taleya Mayberry (Women's Basketball)
January 3 - Steven Idlet (Men's Basketball)
January 10 - Steven Idlet (Men's Basketball)
January 17 - Bonny Davidson (Women's Tennis)
January 24 - Ewa Szatkowska (Women's Tennis)
January 31 - Paulo Pinheiro (Indoor Track)