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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


Feb. 21, 2012

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of February 13 - 19
Junior catcher Cassidy Bowen (Softball) has maintained a 3.62 grade-point average in marketing. The Claremore, Okla., native helped lead Tulsa to a 3-1 week at the Aggie Classic. She started the weekend with a bang, as she recorded a walk-off two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to give Tulsa a 7-6 victory over UTSA. She also scored the lone run for TU against No. 15 Texas A&M, and she totaled 15 putouts in the four games.

Last Week's Results
MEN'S BASKETBALL (16-11, 9-4 C-USA)
Lost at Southern Miss 77-69 (OT)
(Tulsa overcame a 15 point second-half deficit and took a three-point advantage in the waning seconds of regulation. A buzzer-beating three sent the game into overtime, and the home team took control in the extra period to hand Tulsa the loss. Junior guard Scottie Haralson scored 19 points, sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson added 17 and senior center Steven Idlet dropped 10. Sophomore forward Kodi Maduka added six points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Tulsa shot 45 percent from the field, 41 percent from behind the three-point line and 67 percent from the free-throw line.)

Defeated Rice 69-50 (TU closed the game on a 20-3 run to pick up the 12th-straight win over the Owls. Clarkson dropped 23 and Idlet scored 18 points in 18 minutes off the bench. Sophomore guard Tim Peete scored seven points and hauled in a career-high eight rebounds. Tulsa shot 43 percent from the field and 50 percent (8-for-16) from behind the arc. TU also made 21-of-26 from the free-throw line (81 percent), and the Golden Hurricane outrebounded Rice 41-27.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (11-13, 6-7 C-USA)
Lost to UTEP 64-54
(Junior guard Taleya Mayberry scored 18 points and sophomore guard Taylor Hooker added 13 points and five steals as the Golden Hurricane fell to the first-place Miners. Junior forward Tiffani Couisnard added nine rebounds, and Tulsa shot 36 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the three-point line.)

Defeated East Carolina 75-70 (East Carolina shot 73 percent from the field in the first half, but Tulsa went toe-to-toe with the hot-shooting Pirates and closed the door on the visitors in the final minutes of the game to pick up the home victory. Mayberry led all scorers with 22 points and six assists, and Hooker added 17 points for TU. Senior forward Chanice Scott scored 15 points and Couisnard added a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. TU outrebounded ECU 37-26 and won the turnover battle (12 to 21). Tulsa also converted 21 of 26 free throws (81 percent) and only committed eight fouls.)

MEN'S GOLF - Ranked No. 38 in the nation
Finished 11th at UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
(TU shot its lowest round of the tournament in the final round to finish 11th at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational on the par-71 Oak Hills Country Club Course. The Golden Hurricane shot a three-round total of 890 (302-300-288). Sophomore John Young Kim shot a final round 4-under-par 67 to vault 25 positions and finish 12th in the tournament standings. Kim led the team with a three-round total of 3-over 216. Newcomer Colton Staggs finished the tournament with an 11-over 224 to finish 48th in his debut with TU. Junior Chris Worrell and freshman Matt Mabrey both finished at 13-over 226 to tie for 54th, and junior Mark Mumford tied for 67th.)

SOFTBALL (5-2, 0-0 C-USA)
Defeated UTSA 7-6
(Tulsa fell behind 6-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but a game-winning two-RBI single from junior pinch hitter Cassidy Bowen earned TU the victory. Junior shortstop Samantha Cobb and senior second baseman Skylar Swanson had two hits each, and Swanson and junior pitcher Lacey Middlebrooks both drove home two runs. Sophomore pitcher Aimee Creger allowed one run in four innings, and sophomore Kalynn Schrock threw the final three innings and earned the win.)

Defeated N.C. State 4-0 (Cobb and sophomore left fielder Cierra Hughes both had two hits, and Cobb scored twice as TU earned its first shutout of the young season. Middlebrooks threw a complete-game shutout, and she allowed six hits, struck out six batters and walked just two.)

Defeated UTSA 3-2 (8 innings) (TU tied the game with its first run of the game in the top of the seventh, and a two-run eighth gave the Golden Hurricane the extra-innings victory. Hughes scored the game-winning run on an error. Swanson had two hits, including a solo home run, and sophomore left fielder Shelby Blanton also scored. Creger earned the win after throwing a complete game. She allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, while striking out five and walking three.)

Lost at No. 15 Texas A&M 5-1 (Junior center fielder Caitlin Everett had two hits and Bowen scored TU's lone run as the Golden Hurricane fell in the finale at the Aggie Classic. Middlebrooks took the loss after allowing five unearned runs on five hits in 5.2 innings. She also struck out three and walked 10.)

MEN'S TENNIS (5-5, 0-0 C-USA) Ranked No. 23 in the nation
Defeated No. 72 Arkansas 6-1
(Tulsa triumphed over rival Arkansas with a 6-1 victory. The Golden Hurricane struggled mightily in doubles action, but the home team was able to secure the doubles point before winning the first five singles matches. The third-ranked duo of senior Ashley Watling and junior Clifford Marsland won at the top of the doubles lineup 9-8 (7-2), and Marsland also won at No. 2 singles. Junior Grant Ive, sophomore Japie De Klerk, and freshmen Lucian Gheorghe and Alejandro Sanchez also won in singles action.)

Upcoming Schedule
Feb. 23 (Thurs.)W. Basketball	at Tulane*					7 pm

Feb. 24 (Fri.) Softball vs. Loyola Marymount (Boca Raton, Fla.) 8 am Softball vs. Florida International (Boca Raton, Fla.) 10 am M. Tennis No. 12 Pepperdine 6 pm

Feb. 25 (Sat.) W. Tennis at Mississippi State 10 am Softball vs. Florida A&M (Boca Raton, Fla.) 5 pm Softball at Florida Atlantic 7 pm M. Basketball at Tulane* 7 pm

Feb. 26 (Sun.) W. Tennis at Ole Miss noon M. Tennis UAB* 1 pm W. Basketball at Memphis* 2 pm M. Golf at John Hayt Invitational (Jacksonville, Fla.) All Day W. Golf at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate (New Orleans, Fla.) All Day Indoor Track at Conference USA Championship (Birmingham, Ala.)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) February 13 - Tristan Jackson (Men's Tennis) February 20 - Cassidy Bowen (Softball)