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The Golden Hurricane takes on the Miners at 7 p.m. Wednesday
The Golden Hurricane takes on the Miners at 7 p.m. Wednesday
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Jan. 16, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa basketball team plays host to Conference USA rival UTEP at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

The Golden Hurricane (10-7, 2-1 C-USA) is coming off a 64-51 win over Rice on Saturday, and has won three of its last four games, while the Miners (9-6, 2-0 C-USA) defeated Marshall, 74-63, on Saturday, and have won six of their last seven contests. The game will be broadcast on KRMG AM 740/102.3 FM in Tulsa, and on www.TulsaHurricane.com.

The Last Meeting
February 8, 2012
El Paso, Texas
Tulsa's Winning Streak Ends at UTEP, 64-55
Tulsa's seven-game winning streak came to an end at UTEP Wednesday evening, as the Hurricane fell to the Miners 64-55 at the Don Haskins Center.

Freshman guard James Woodard leads the active Golden Hurricane players in scoring, averaging 12.9 points, with 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Senior guard Scottie Haralson averages 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 three-pointers per contest. Junior guard Pat Swilling, Jr., averages 10.5 points in his 10 games played, and freshman guard Rashad Ray averages 7.1 points. Senior forward Kauri Black puts up 6.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest.

The Golden Hurricane averages 65.5 points and 36.6 rebounds per game, and shoots 44 percent from the field, 31 percent from three-point range and 67 percent from the free throw line. TU allows 63.5 points and 33.1 rebounds per contest, as well as a .399 field goal percentage and a .326 three-point percentage.

This is the 46th meeting between Tulsa and UTEP. Tulsa leads the series 28-17. The schools have split the last two season series, with the home team winning each time. The Golden Hurricane won in Tulsa last season, 59-48, while UTEP won in El Paso, 64-55. TU also won at home in 2011, 69-68, while the Miners won in El Paso, 69-59, and also took a 66-54 win in the C-USA Tournament. Tulsa's home win in 2011 broke a four-game win streak by UTEP. The Hurricane had previously won four straight in the series. UTEP holds a slight, 9-8, advantage in the series since both schools joined Conference USA in 2005-06. Tulsa's average victory margin since 2006 is 9.8 points, while UTEP's victory margin is 9.1 points. The Hurricane is 16-5 all-time at home against the Miners.



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