Tulsa Faces UTEP Tonight
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
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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