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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Thomas Roberson
Thomas Roberson

Dec. 3, 2012


Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of November 27- December 2

Sophomore Thomas Roberson (Football) has a 3.0 GPA in business. Roberson, a native of Tulsa, collected four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown in Tulsa’s 33-27 overtime triumph over UCF on Saturday. Roberson scored the first points of the contest as he broke away from his defender on TU’s second drive of the game as Cody Green found the sophomore open in the end zone for the score. Roberson also recorded a crucial catch on a fourth down situation on Tulsa’s second to last drive of the game. 

Last Week’s Results


Fell to Wichita State 86-60 (James Woodard scored 15 points, but Tulsa fell at Wichita State, 86-60, Wednesday. D'Andre Wright added seven points and eight rebounds for the Golden Hurricane. Scottie Haralson and Kauri Black each added nine points, and Shaquille Harrison scored seven points with six rebounds. Tulsa shot 41 percent from the field and totaled 35 rebounds.) 


Defeated Utah Valley 80-53 (Taleya Mayberry, Tiffani Couisnard and Loren McDaniel all posted double figures to lead Tulsa to an 80-53 win over Utah Valley on Thursday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Mayberry netted a career-high 32 points as she went 11-for-17 from the field, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc, and hit six of seven free throws. She also added six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Couisnard picked up her ninth career double-double and fourth of the year as she tied her career-best of 20 points and was one-shy of her rebounding record with 14 rboards. She also recorded a team-leading six steals and two blocks.)

FOOTBALL (10-3, 6-1 C-USA)

Beat UCF 33-27 (OT) (Alex Singleton score the game-winning touchdown in overtime as Tulsa defeated UCF 33-27 in the Conference USA Championship on Saturday. The Golden Hurricane sent the game into overtime after Trey Watts took a punt back 54 yards to knot the game up at 27 apiece with 5:06 left remaining in the game. Watts totaled 210 all-purpose yards and was named the MVP of the game. Singleton ran for 100 yards on 25 carries, and Cody Green was 14-for-25 passing for 153 yards and a touchdown. Dexter McCoil had 11 tackles to pace the Tulsa defense, while Jared St. John added two sacks on the contest. Daeshon Bufford added a sack and Cory Dorris blocked UCF’s field goal attempt on its first possession in overtime to set up the Hurricane in great position for the win.)


Fell to No. 15 ranked Florida 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-21) (The Tulsa volleyball team, making its third straight NCAA appearance, fell to No. 15-ranked Florida 3-0 to see its season draw to a close at the O'Connell Center on Friday during the first round of the NCAA Championship. Tulsa was led by senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson, who tallied 17 kills after recording none in the first frame. Henderson, with 2,525 career kills, graduates Tulsa as the NCAA all-time leader in kills during the 25-point rally-scoring era. The Hurricane hit .102 (34-22-118) while the Gators (26-4) hit .317 (43-11-101) during the contest. Senior libero Jessica Adams tallied a team-leading 15 digs as she will leave TU as the all-time digs leader with 2,437, which ranks second in C-USA history. Adams became the first player in school history to record 500 digs in four seasons and set the single-season TU record with 680 digs this year.)

Upcoming Schedule

Tuesday, December 4                   W. Basketball               at Nebraska-Omaha                                        Omaha, Neb.                       7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 5            M. Basketball              Missouri State                                                Reynolds Center              7:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 8                 M. Basketball              TCU                                                                  Reynolds Center              12:35 p.m.

                                                         W. Basketball             Colorado State                                               Reynolds Center              2:30 p.m.


Saturday, December 15                 M. Basketball               at UALR                                                          Little Rock, Ark.                     3:00 p.m.

                                                         W. Basketball               at BYU                                                            Provo, Utah                           1:00 p.m.


Tuesday, December 18                 W. Basketball               at UALR                                                          Little Rock, Ark.                     7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 19            M. Basketball               at Creighton                                                    Omaha, Neb.                         7:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 22                 M. Basketball               at Oral Roberts                                              Tulsa, Okla.                           2:00 p.m.

                                                         W. Basketball               at Grambling State                                         Grambling, La.                       1:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 29                 M. Basketball               vs. Florida State                                             Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.               1:00 p.m.


Sunday, December 30                   W. Basketball               at Stephen F. Austin                                       Nacogdoches, Texas            2:00 p.m.


Monday, December 31                  Football                         vs. Iowa State (Liberty Bowl)                        Memphis, Tenn.                    2:30 p.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)

November 26 – Jared St. John (Football)

December 3 – Thomas Roberson (Football)