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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


Feb. 7, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of January 30 - February 5
Junior Sam Masters (Men's Track) has maintained a 3.91 grade-point average in exercise and sports science. The Columbia, Mo., native finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. His time of 8:06.53 was the third-fastest time in school history and the 38th-best mark in the nation this year. Earlier this year, Sam also etched his name in the record books as he posted the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 1,000-meter run of 2:27.56.

Last Week's Results
MEN'S BASKETBALL (14-9, 7-2 C-USA)
Defeated Marshall 79-70
(TU won its lone contest of the week to improve its win streak to seven-straight games and move into sole possession of second place in the Conference USA standings. Sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson dropped 21 points, including six-straight in a crucial stretch late in the contest to help put away the Thundering Herd. Senior center Steven Idlet and sophomore guard Tim Peete combined for 30 points off the bench, sophomore forward Kodi Maduka scored nine points and senior forward D.J. Magley added nine rebounds. Tulsa shot 56 percent from the field and hit 5-of-11 three's (46 percent). The Golden Hurricane also outrebounded Marshall 34-30.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (10-11, 5-5 C-USA)
Lost at UCF 54-48
(The Golden Hurricane dropped a road contest at UCF despite 13 points from junior guard Taleya Mayberry and 10 rebounds from junior forward Tiffani Couisnard. Sophomore guard Taylor Hooker played a team-high 36 minutes and recorded seven points and eight rebounds.)

Defeated Houston 67-53 (Mayberry scored 12 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau for her career, making her just the eighth player in school history to reach the illustrious mark. Hooker was 9-for-19 from the field as she poured in a career-high 26 points, while adding seven rebounds and four steals. Senior forward Chanice Scott scored 11 points and Couisnard pulled in 12 rebounds.)

SOFTBALL (0-0, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 24 in the nation
(Tulsa opens the 2012 season as the 24th-ranked team in the nation. The Golden Hurricane travels to Lafayette, La., Feb. 10-12 for the 26th Annual Louisiana Classic.)

MEN'S TENNIS (2-5, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 23 in the nation
Defeated No. 24 Texas Tech 5-2
(The Golden Hurricane took the doubles point by winning on the first and third courts, and TU won four of the six singles matches at home against the Red Raiders. Senior Ashley Watling won in three sets at No. 2 singles over No. 23 Gonzalo Escobar. Junior Clifford Marsland and freshmen Lucian Gheorghe and Alejandro Sanchez also picked up singles victories.)

Lost to No. 25 San Diego 4-3 (Watling won both his matches, but Tulsa was unable to finish off the Toreros. USD won the doubles point, and Tulsa was unable to overcome the early deficit. TU received singles triumphs from Watling, junior Tristan Jackson and Sanchez. Watling defeated No. 92 Patrick Pohlmann at the top of the singles lineup.)

WOMEN'S TENNIS (4-1, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 20 in the nation
Defeated No. 31 Oklahoma 5-2
(Tulsa took the doubles point and won four of six singles matches to take down the rival Sooners. Sophomore Samantha Vickers won at No. 1 singles, and she also won her doubles match with senior Bonny Davidson. Junior Michelle Farley also posted two victories, winning at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles with freshman Isaura Enrique.)

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Competed at the Meyo Invitational
(Junior Chris O'Hare won the 1,000m with a school, meet and track record time of 2:20.99. The time was also the third-fastest mark in the NCAA this season. Junior Julian Frazier finished third in the 400m dash. His mark of 47.36 was third fastest in school history and 31st in the NCAA this year. Junior Andrew Heyes finished fourth in the Meyo Mile with a time of 4:02.08, which was 24th in the nation. Junior Sam Masters was sixth in the 3,000m Ryan Shay 3K with a mark of 8:06.53. His time was third best in school history and 38th in the nation. Senior Justin Smith ran a time of 21.75 in the 200m dash to finish fifth, which was the third-fastest in school history. Freshman Chase Sammons broke his own school record in the weight throw with a toss of 50-07.08. For the women, junior Done Vermaak finished fifth in the 800m run with a mark of 2:10.00. Her time was fourth best in school history and 42nd in the nation.)

Upcoming Schedule
Feb. 8 (Wed.) M. Basketball at UTEP* 8 pm

Feb. 10 (Fri.) Softball vs. Rutgers (Lafayette, La.) 11 am W. Tennis No. 53 Kansas State 3 pm Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State (Lafayette, La.) 6:30 pm M. Tennis Wichita State 7 pm Indoor Track at Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) All Day

Feb. 11 (Sat.) Softball at No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette 3:30 pm Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State (Lafayette, La.) 6 pm M. Basketball Houston* 7 pm Indoor Track at Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) All Day Indoor Track Chris O'Hare at Millrose Games (New York, N.Y.) 8:49 pm

Feb. 12 (Sun.) W. Tennis Texas-Arlington 9 am Softball at No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette Noon M. Tennis No. 11 Texas A&M 1 pm W. Basketball at Rice* 2 pm

Feb. 13 (Mon.) M. Golf at UTSA Invitational (San Antonio, Texas) All Day

* = 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) February 6 - Sam Masters (Men's Track)