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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Diana Silva
Diana Silva

Nov. 20, 2012


Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

(November 19, 2012 . . . Issue #14)


Student-Athletes of the Week

Week of November 12-18

Senior Diana Silva (Women’s Volleyball) has a 3.616 GPA in management information systems. Silva, a native of Niteroi, Brazil, helped lead the Tulsa volleyball team to the Conference USA Volleyball Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. During the conference championship, Silva averaged 4.44 digs per set and 2.33 kills to help TU make its third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Silva had eight digs and eight kills against SMU in the quarterfinals, 16 digs and six kills against UAB in the semifinals and seven kills and 16 digs in the triumph over UCF in the championship match.


Last Week’s Results



Defeated Northern Kentucky 76-56 (Rashad Smith scored 23 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Tulsa to a 76-56 win over Northern Kentucky in the NUCDF Basketball Challenge .TU shot 59 percent from the field, and held NKU to 34 percent shooting for the game. Tulsa erased an 11-point first-half deficit with a 13-1 run that straddled the intermission. The Hurricane, down 36-30 with 2:23 left in the opening half, closed the gap to 36-34 by the break. TU then scored the first four points of the second period to take its first lead of the game, and extended that advantage to 43-37 with 15:33 remaining in the contest. The run gave the Golden Hurricane a lead it would not relinquish.)

Defeated San Diego 63-51  (Freshman D'Andre Wright scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 63-51 win over San Diego in the NUCDF Basketball Challenge last Friday. Tulsa led, 25-24, at the intermission and opened the second half on a 12-4 run to extend its halftime lead to 37-29 by the 15:33 mark. Following the initial media timeout, the Hurricane scored four quick points to make the score, 41-29, with 14:51 left in the game. The Hurricane shot 44 percent and held the Toreros to 34-percent shooting from the field. TU outrebounded USD, 39-26, as it cruised to the 12-point win. Rashad Smith and James Woodard added 12 points for Tulsa.)

Lost to Cal State Northridge 92-76 (Tulsa dropped its final game of the NUCDF Challenge, and its first game of the season, with a 92-76 loss to Cal State Northridge last Saturday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego. Three players scored in double figures for the Golden Hurricane, led by Rashad Smith's 15 points. James Woodard scored 14 points and Rashad Ray added 13 points for TU. Josh Greene led the Matadors with 28 points. The Hurricane shot 46 percent from the field, while CSUN shot 44 percent, and the Matadors held a 38-33 advantage in rebounds.)


Fell to UALR 73-64 (Three players scored in double figures, but it wasn't enough as Tulsa dropped a 73-64 decision to UALR on Monday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Taleya Mayberry had a team-leading 22 points, while Tiffani Couisnard had her sixth career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Loren McDaniel scored 12 points. Couisnard also had a team-best four steals and two blocks. TU shot just 33-percent from the field, but went 23-for-30 from the free throw line for 76-percent. The Hurricane had 36 points in the paint, 21 points off turnovers and 13 second-chance points.)

Lost to Arkansas 64-56 (OT) (Arkansas' Kelsey Hatcher's three-pointer with 0:13 remaining in regulation forced overtime where the Lady Razorbacks out-scored Tulsa 12-4 and captured a 64-56 victory at the Tulsa Convention Center Arena in downtown Tulsa on Thursday night. Tulsa's Taleya Mayberry led all scorers with 25 points, while fellow senior Tiffani Couisnard had 13 points and 10 rebounds.)



Finished 7th at NCAA Cross Country Meet

(The Tulsa men's cross country team, led by Chris O'Hare's 20th-place finish, took home a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday at E.P. `Tom' Sawyer State Park. O'Hare ran the 10K in a personal-best 29:46.4 to score 13 points for the Golden Hurricane, which totaled 247 points as a team. All five TU scorers placed among the top-100 runners at the meet. The individual runners were not counted in team scoring. Senior Andrew Heyes put out a personal-record time of 30:10.7 to finish 44th and score 32 points, and senior Paulo Pinheiro placed 81st, scoring 59 points with a time of 30:36.0.)


FOOTBALL (9-2, 6-0 C-USA)


Defeated UCF 23-21 (Tulsa clinched the Conference USA West Division Championship with a 23-21 comeback victory against the East Division-leading UCF Knights in front of 19,725 fans at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Trailing 14-10 at halftime, the Hurricane offense scored 13 points in the third quarter to take a 23-14 lead after three quarters and the Tulsa defense had a dominant performance in limiting UCF to 66 yards rushing, 123 yards below its season average, 235 total yards and two touchdowns.  Cody Green completed 21-of-34 passes for 252 yards and a career-high three touchdowns for the Hurricane, all three going to Keyarris Garrett, who tallied seven receptions for 130 yards to be named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week. The Tulsa ground attack was led by Trey Watts' 122 yards while the Hurricane gained 209 yards on the ground. DeAundre Brown led the TU defense with 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, nine tackles and three pass break ups and earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors. .)


MEN’S SOCCER (14-5-1, 5-2-1 C-USA)


Took Down USF 1-0 (OT) (Omar Mata scored the game-winning goal in the 99th minute to give 11th-seeded Tulsa a 1-0 overtime win over South Florida in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday night at the Corbett Soccer Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Omar's seventh goal of the season and third game-winner came at the 98:46 mark as he drilled in a free kick taken from right outside the box. The goal continued TU's winning streak to make it four-straight victories. South Florida had a 9-8 lead in shots, but TU had a 4-2 advantage in shots on goal and an 11-5 lead in corner kicks. Mark Pais picked up two saves and his eighth shutout on the year.)




Swept SMU 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-18,) (Led by the 2012 Conference USA Player of the Year Tyler Henderson, the Tulsa volleyball team swept SMU to advance to the semifinals of the Conference USA Volleyball Championship. Henderson tallied 23 kills on 30 swings and hit .700 in the match to set a career high in attack percentage. Henderson tied a season high of four aces and had two blocks. TU hit .318 (49-14-110) while holding the Mustangs to a .230 attack clip (38-14-100). Tulsa tallied 41 digs compared to SMU's 38, and had 49 assists compared to SMU's 37.)


Defeated UAB 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-20) (Powered by the 2012 Conference USA Libero of the Year Jessica Adams, the Tulsa volleyball team swept UAB in the semifinals match of the C-USA Volleyball Championship. Adams recorded 28 digs to lead TU, which tallied 86 digs in the match. Senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson led the TU attack with 17 kills and also tallied a team-leading three blocks in the match and added six digs. Senior setter Jordan Clampitt collected her 12th double-double of the season with 26 assists and 14 digs.) 


Defeated UCF 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-17 (The Tulsa volleyball team won the Conference USA Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 triumph over UCF on Sunday. With the victory, the Golden Hurricane (24-9) earned a berth in the 2012 NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year, as for the past two seasons the regular season champion earned the automatic berth. This marks the second C-USA tournament title TU has won, as the Hurricane won the title in 2007. The Golden Hurricane outblocked UCF 12-6 only trailed twice in the entire match. Senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson, who was named the C-USA Player of the Year for the third straight year, was named the tournament's MVP as she hit .500 with 20 kills in the match. She also added three blocks and a service ace in the match. Henderson set a tournament record as the four-time first-team all-conference honoree averaged 7.94 points per frame during the three-match championship. Senior libero Jessica Adams paced the team with 17 digs and also earned a spot on the all-tournament squad. Fellow senior Jordan Clampitt tallied 26 assists and eight digs to earn a berth on the all-tournament team.)


Upcoming Schedule




Wednesday, November 21         M. Basketball              Jackson State                                          Reynolds Center                       7:00 pm


Friday, November 23                   Volleyball                     Northwestern State                                Reynolds Center                       10:30 am

                                                         Volleyball                     North Dakota State                                Reynolds Center                       7:00 pm

                                                         W. Basketball               vs. Illinois                                                   Freeport, Bahamas                      3:45 pm    


Saturday, November 24              M. Basketball              Stephen F. Austin                                  Reynolds Center                       3:00 pm

                                                         W. Basketball               vs. LMU/Iowa State                                   Freeport, Bahamas                      11:15 am

                                                         Football                         at SMU* (FX)                                            Dallas, Texas                               11 a.m.


Sunday, November 25                 M. Soccer                    San Diego                                                 Hurricane Soccer Stadium      5:00 pm



Wednesday, November 28            M. Basketball               at Wichita State                                         Wichita, Kan.                                7:00 pm


Thursday, November 29             W. Basketball             Utah Valley                                               Reynolds Center                        7:00 pm


Friday, November 30                     Volleyball                      at NCAA Tournament                               TBA                                               TBA


Saturday, December 1                   Volleyball                      at NCAA Tournament                               TBA                                               TBA

                                                         Football                       Conference USA Championship        Tulsa, Okla.                                  11 a.m.



* = Conference USA event


Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners

August 20 – Katie Bykowski (Women’s Soccer)

August 27 – Claire Nicholson (Women’s Soccer)

September 4 – Jessica Adams (Women’s Volleyball)

September 11 – Derrick Luetjen (Football)

September 18 – Sarah Macpherson (Cross Country)

September 24 – Mark Pais (Men’s Soccer)

October 1 – Chris O’Hare (Cross Country)

October 8 – Trent Dupy (Football)

October 15 – Andrew Heyes (Cross Country)

October 22 – Sam Vickers (Women’s Tennis)

October 29 – Rebecca Handley and Stephanie Aitken (Women’s Soccer)

November 5 – Jamie Roloff (Women’s Rowing)

November 12 – Matt Boullt (Men’s Soccer)

November 19 – Diana Silva (Women’s Volleyball)