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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review


Nov. 29, 2011

Student-Athlete of the Week
Week of November 21 - 27
Junior forward Tiffani Couisnard (Women's Basketball) has maintained a 3.83 grade-point average in psychology. The Houston native recorded a double-double to help give Matilda Mossman her first victory as head coach of The University of Tulsa. Couisnard recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds against Arkansas State to lead TU to a 70-48 victory. She is currently averaging 7.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game this year.

Last Week's Results
MEN'S BASKETBALL (4-3, 0-0 C-USA)
Won at Jackson State 57-51
(Sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points and hauled in a team-high eight rebounds to lead Tulsa to a road victory against Jackson State. Clarkson also added three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes of action. TU outrebounded JSU 31-27 and got 13 points and three blocks from sophomore center Kodi Maduka. Senior center Steven Idlet added six points and seven boards.)

Lost at Missouri State 69-64 (OT) (Tulsa rallied from an eight point second-half deficit to force overtime, but the home Bears were able to steal a win from TU despite a 23-point, six-rebound effort from Clarkson. Maduka scored 11 points and grabbed 13 boards, and junior guard Scottie Haralson nailed five three-pointers to contribute 15 points. TU outrebounded Missouri State 43-37 and shot 41 percent from the field.)

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (1-3, 0-0 C-USA)
Defeated Arkansas State 70-48
(Junior guard Taleya Mayberry dropped 27 points to help hand Matilda Mossman her first victory at the helm of the Golden Hurricane program. Junior forward Tiffani Couisnard contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds, and sophomore guard Taylor Hooker tallied 14 points and five boards. Tulsa shot 37 percent from the field and outrebounded ASU 48-33.)

CROSS COUNTRY (Men are ranked No. 21 in the nation)
Competed at the NCAA Championship
(The Tulsa men finished 25th at the National Championship, while senior Paula Whiting placed 49th as an individual. Whiting ran the 6K race in 20:37, while junior Andrew Heyes paced the men in their 10K event with a mark of 30:41.7 in 86th. Seniors Paulo Pinheiro (90th in 30:43.4) and Tom Marshall (163rd in 31:21.3) finished second and third for the Golden Hurricane.)

FOOTBALL (8-4, 7-1 C-USA) Ranked No. 34 in the nation
Lost to No. 7 Houston 48-16
(Senior placekicker Kevin Fitzpatrick nailed two 50+ field goals and became the all-time leading scorer in school history, but the high-powered Houston Cougars overwhelmed Tulsa late in the game. Junior H-back Willie Carter scored the games first points, and TU led 10-6 until late in the second quarter. Fitzpatrick ended the day with 10 points on Senior Day.)

VOLLEYBALL (27-5, 18-1 C-USA) Ranked No. 31 in the nation
Lost at SMU 3-2 (25-19, 20-25, 11-25, 25-8, 15-12)
(The Conference USA Champions lost in their regular-season finale at SMU by the narrowest of margins. The Golden Hurricane received a 24-kill effort from junior outside hitter Tyler Henderson, and sophomore outside hitter Kellie Culbertson added 14 kills and nine digs. Junior libero Jessica Adams tallied 22 digs, and junior outside hitter Diana Silva recorded 16 digs. Junior setter Jordan Clampitt contributed 25 assists and nine digs, while freshman setter Bailey Clampitt tallied 21 assists and six digs.)

Upcoming Schedule
Nov. 29 (Tues.)	W. Basketball	Oral Roberts					7 pm

Nov. 30 (Wed.) M. Basketball at Oklahoma State 7 pm

Dec. 2 (Fri.) Volleyball vs. Oklahoma (NCAA First Round in Los Angeles) 7 pm

Dec. 3 (Sat.) M. Basketball Arizona State 3 pm W. Basketball at Utah Valley 4 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)