Men's Basketball Plays Host to Rice in First Home C-USA Game
Jan. 11, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - After it took on the challenge of two road games to open the Conference USA season, the Tulsa basketball team will play its C-USA home debut of 2013 when it welcomes Rice to the Donald W. Reynolds Center at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Golden Hurricane (9-7, 1-1 C-USA) is playing inside its home arena for just the second time in the last eight games. TU earned a split in its two C-USA road contests, defeating SMU, 48-47, and falling at Marshall, 79-61. The Owls enter the game with a 3-11 overall record and an 0-1 mark in C-USA play after dropping its league opener, 75-52, to Southern Miss. The game will be televised by CSS/Comcast SportsNet Houston, and will also be broadcast on KRMG AM 740/102.3 FM in Tulsa, and on www.TulsaHurricane.com.
The Last Meeting
February 18, 2012
The Golden Hurricane averages 65.6 points and 36.7 rebounds per game, and shoots 44 percent from the field, 32 percent from three-point range and 66 percent from the free throw line. TU allows 64.3 points and 33.9 rebounds per contest, as well as a .403 field goal percentage and a .315 three-point percentage.
This is the 32nd meeting between Tulsa and Rice. Tulsa leads the series 25-6 and has won the last 12 games. The Hurricane has a 14-1 record against the Owls in Tulsa, including 11-1 at the Reynolds Center. The lone home loss against Rice came on Feb. 12, 2005, a 71-64 overtime victory for the Owls. Tulsa has not lost in the series against Rice since then. In the 12-game winning streak, Tulsa has outscored the Owls 70.9 to 57.1 points. The Hurricane is 8-5 in Houston against the Owls and has a 3-0 mark in neutral site games.
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