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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Nov. 23, 2010

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of Nov. 16 - Nov. 22
Sophomore libero Jessica Adams (Volleyball) has maintained a 3.00 grade-point average in business. The Oklahoma City, Okla., native helped Tulsa clinch its third Conference USA Championship in five years as the Golden Hurricane posted home wins over Rice and Houston this past weekend. She averaged 13 digs per match, including 19 against the Cougars. She also recorded three aces and two assists to help keep TU's 28-match win streak intact.

Last Week's Results
Defeated Oral Roberts 83-68
(Junior forward Steven Idlet scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Tulsa to an 83-68 victory over ORU as TU secured the Mayor's Cup. Idlet finished 7 of 8 from the field and he hit all six of his free throws. Senior guard Justin Hurtt added 19 points on the strength of three trey's and a 6-for-6 effort from the line. Freshman point guard Jordan Clarkson also finished 6-for-6 from the line and he dropped 17 points. Sophomore guard Scottie Haralson added 13. Tulsa outrebounded ORU 37-33, and TU shot 52 percent from the field to just 38 for the Golden Eagles.)

Defeated Missouri State 62-50 (Hurtt scored 11 of the final 13 points for the Hurricane as TU held off a late rally against the Bears. Hurtt finished with a game-high 22 points, while also grabbing seven boards. Clarkson scored 13 as only two members of the Golden Hurricane reached double figures in the winning effort. Tulsa held Missouri State to just 28 percent shooting, and TU outrebounded MSU 39-36.)

Won at Oral Roberts 86-85
(Sophomore guard Taleya Mayberry scored eight points in a 25-second span and junior forward Chanice Scott swished a 12-foot jumper from the baseline with 6.8 seconds to play as TU came from behind to defeat ORU and take back the Mayor's Cup 86-85. Mayberry finished the game with a career-high 30 points on 11-of-24 shooting. She also grabbed six boards, recorded six steals and dished out five assists. Freshman forward Loren McDaniel added 17 points and eight rebounds as TU turned an 81-70 deficit with 3:14 to play into a winning effort. The win gave TU both Mayor's Cups in the same season for the first time in school history.)

CROSS COUNTRY - Women Nationally Ranked #26
Competed at the NCAA Championships
(Senior Melanie Cleland paced Tulsa to a 30th-place finish in the team's first trip to the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in school history. She finished 116th and was followed by juniors Paula Whiting and Jacqueline Fairchild, freshman Josie Wilcox, and sophomores Jaclyn Rollins, Ashley Scott and Erin Huddleston.)

FOOTBALL (8-3, 5-2 C-USA) - Receiving 12 votes in AP Top 25
Defeated UTEP 31-28
(Sophomore safety Dexter McCoil picked off UTEP's Trevor Vittatoe with 1:40 remaining to seal TU's fifth-consecutive victory and keep the Golden Hurricane in the hunt for the Conference USA West Division title. Junior quarterback G.J. Kinne tossed 325 yards on 19-of-34 passing. He also threw two touchdowns to senior H-back Charles Clay and sophomore running back Willie Carter. Junior linebacker Curnelius Arnick led TU with 10 tackles, and he also recorded a sack. Sophomore defensive end Cory Dorris blocked a field goal in the victory. Also in the contest, junior Damaris Johnson scored a rushing touchdown and recorded 280 all-purpose yards, including 146 receiving yards. He recorded 87 kick-return yards to become the NCAA's all-time leader for career kickoff yardage.)

MEN'S SOCCER (12-7-2, 3-3-2 C-USA) Nationally ranked #23
Defeated Bradley 2-0 (NCAA First Round)
(Tulsa received goals on each side of the halftime break, and freshman forward Kyle Cumings scored the game-winning marker in the 17th minute as TU advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior forward Ashley McInnes chipped the keeper from 25 yards out in the 78th minute to add an insurance marker. Sophomore defender Jake Dobkins assisted on the first goal, and junior defender Blaine Gonsalves set up McInne's goal. Freshman goalkeeper Ray Clark posted a three-save shutout as Tulsa outshot Bradley 23-89.)

Lost at No. 20 Indiana 5-1 (NCAA Second Round) (McInnes ended his career on a high note, scoring the lone goal for Tulsa in a losing effort against the Hoosiers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. IU was too much for the Golden Hurricane, scoring two goals right before halftime and staving off multiple threats from TU in the latter stages of the contest. TU was outshot 25-14, and each team attempted five corner kicks. Clark recorded 14 saves in net for the Golden Hurricane.)

VOLLEYBALL (29-2, 19-0 C-USA) Nationally ranked #23
Defeated Rice 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-23)
(Tulsa smoked Rice in the opening set and held on for the three-set sweep of the Lady Owls. The Hurricane fell behind 19-14 in the final set, but the home team finished on an 11-4 run to secure the sweep. Sophomore outside hitter Tyler Henderson led TU with a match-high 16 kills on a .306 hitting percentage. Freshman middle blocker Elizabeth Kale led the match with a .571 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Jordan Clampitt distributed 34 assists and freshman outside hitter Kellie Culbertson recorded 10 digs.)

Defeated Houston 3-1 (25-14, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21) (Tulsa lost just its first set at home this season as the Golden Hurricane wrapped up the Conference USA Championship with a victory over the powerful Cougars from Houston. Henderson blasted a match-high 23 kills on a .372 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Diana Silva recorded 13 kills and eight digs, and Adams posted 19 digs. Clampitt led the match with 46 assists in the championship performance.)

Upcoming Schedule
Nov. 22 (Mon.) Cross Country at NCAA Championships 11:08 am

Nov. 25 (Thurs.) M. Basketball vs. UNLV (76 Classic on ESPN2) TBA

Nov. 26 (Fri.) Football Southern Miss* 5:30 pm
M. Basketball vs. Stanford or Murray State (76 Classic on ESPNU) TBA
W. Basketball at UT-San Antonio 7 pm

Nov. 27 (Sat.) Volleyball SMU* 2 pm
W. Basketball vs. North Texas 3 pm

Nov. 28 (Sun.) M. Basketball at 76 Classic (ESPN) TBA

* = 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)