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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


Jan. 31, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of January 23 - 29
Junior Clifford Marsland (Men's Tennis) has maintained a 3.52 grade-point average in exercise and sports science/education. The Perth, Australia, native helped Tulsa advance to the second round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend as the Golden Hurricane defeated East Tennessee State Jan. 27. He posted a 2-0 doubles mark and finished with a 1-1 record in singles play this weekend. Marsland leads TU with 11 singles victories this season, and he and senior Ashley Watling are the No. 3-ranked doubles team in the nation.

Last Week's Results
MEN'S BASKETBALL (13-9, 6-2 C-USA)
Defeated UCF 66-61
(Four different players scored in double figures and Tulsa used a 15-6 run late in the game to earn a win over the Knights. The Golden Hurricane was led by junior guard Scottie Haralson, who converted a career-high six three's for a game-high 18 points. Sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson added 15 points and three assists, while freshman guard Eric McClellan had 11 points and sophomore forward Kodi Maduka added 10 points. Tulsa shot 51 percent from the field and hit 6-of-13 trey's.)

Won at SMU 66-60 (Clarkson had a career game with 22 points, six rebounds, six assists, four blocks and two steals to lead the Golden Hurricane to its sixth-straight victory. TU got revenge on the Mustangs, who are the last team to beat Tulsa. Haralson nailed five three's and added 17 points, while McClellan dropped 10 for the visitors. Tulsa shot 52 percent from the field and 59 percent from behind the arc.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9-10, 4-4 C-USA)
Lost to UAB 47-40
(TU trailed by 12 with four minutes to play, and the Golden Hurricane was able to mount a comeback and get within two points. TU was unable to get any closer, as UAB held on for the win. Junior guard Taleya Mayberry scored 12 points and hauled in six rebounds, junior forward Tiffani Couisnard had seven points and seven rebounds, and sophomore forward Loren McDaniel added nine points and five rebounds. TU was 11-for-15 from the free-throw line.)

Won at SMU 42-39 (Senior forward Chanice Scott hit a three at the buzzer to give Tulsa the road win. She converted three trey's and finished with a game-high 13 points. She also had five rebounds and three blocks. Four different players had six points, and freshman forward Mariah Turner added a career-high nine rebounds. Tulsa hit four three's and was 6-of-10 from the free-throw line.)

MEN'S TENNIS (1-4, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 22 in the nation
Defeated No. 58 East Tennessee State 4-1
(Tulsa took care of ETSU in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend by winning the doubles point and securing three singles victories from senior Ashley Watling and juniors Clifford Marsland and Grant Ive.)

Lost at No. 7 Kentucky 4-1 (The Golden Hurricane won the doubles point, but could not carry that momentum into singles action with a 4-1 loss to the No. 7 team in the nation. The doubles teams of Watling/Marsland and Ive/Tristan Jackson both earned 8-6 triumphs to get TU the doubles point. Tulsa lost three close singles matches and the two that went unfinished were both in third sets.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (3-1, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 22 in the nation
Defeated No. 33 N.C. State 4-1
(Senior Anastasia Erofeeva posted the biggest win of her career against the Wolfpack when she upset No. 40 Joelle Kissell in three sets. She led Tulsa to a 4-1 victory and a trip to the second round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Tulsa swept the doubles point, and singles victories came from seniors Ewa Szatkowska, Bonny Davidson and junior Michelle Farley.)

Lost at No. 19 Tennessee 4-0 (Tulsa was eliminated from competition at the hands of the Lady Vols. UT took the doubles point and won three straight-set singles matches to take down the Golden Hurricane. Erofeeva was leading No. 24 Natalie Pluskota 6-2, 4-4 when play was halted, and sophomore Samantha Vickers was ahead of No. 59 Kata Szekely 6-1, 3-6, 1-0.)

Upcoming Schedule
Feb. 2 (Thurs.)	W. Basketball	at UCF*					6 pm

Feb. 3 (Fri.) M. Tennis No. 21 Texas Tech 6 pm Indoor Track at Meyo Invitational (South Bend, Ind.) All Day

Feb. 4 (Sat.) W. Tennis No. 25 Oklahoma 5 pm M. Basketball Marshall* 7 pm Indoor Track at Meyo Invitational (South Bend, Ind.) All Day

Feb. 5 (Sun.) M. Tennis No. 27 San Diego* 12 noon W. Basketball Houston* 2 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) January 16 - Bonny Davidson (Women's Tennis) January 23 - Julian Frazier (Men's Track) January 30 - Clifford Marsland (Men's Tennis)