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Feb. 7, 2014

HOUSTON - The Tulsa men's basketball team concludes its two-game road trip with a contest at Rice at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tudor Fieldhouse.

The Golden Hurricane (10-12 5-3 C-USA), which has won six of its last nine games, looks to bounce back from a 66-61 defeat to Louisiana Tech on Thursday. The Owls (7-15, 2-7 C-USA) are 2-2 in their last four games, including a 75-70 win over North Texas on Thursday.

The game will be televised by Comcast Sports Net and broadcast in the Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and the Bay Area. The contest will also be broadcast on the Hurricane Radio Network, KRMG AM 740/102.3 FM in Tulsa, and network affiliates.



The Last Meeting
March 9, 2013
Houston, Texas
TU Holds on for 77-71 Win at Rice
Four Tulsa players scored in double figures, led by 15 points apiece from Scottie Haralson and D'Andre Wright, to take home a 77-71 victory at Rice Saturday evening at Tudor Fieldhouse.

This is the 34th meeting between Tulsa and Rice. Tulsa leads the series, 27-6. The Golden Hurricane has won 14 in a row in the series, dating back to 2006. Prior to that run, the Owls won three in a row in the series between 2004-05. All 33 contests have been played since 1997, and the teams have played every year since. The Hurricane defeated the Owls twice in 2013, 64-51 in Tulsa and 77-71 in Houston. Tulsa has won the last 14 matchups by an average of 13.3 points, and has won its 27 meetings by an average of 15.9 points. Rice has won its six meetings by an average of 10.0 points. Tulsa is 9-5 all-time against Rice in Houston, including five wins in the last eight-year stretch.

Sophomore guard James Woodard leads Tulsa in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Rashad Smith scores 12.4 points with 5.3 rebounds per game. Shaquille Harrison averages 10.3 points and 3.3 assists per contest. Senior guard Pat Swilling Jr. averages 8.6 points per contest. Sophomore forward D'Andre Wright averages 8.0 points, sophomore guard Rashad Ray scores 6.2 points with 3.1 assists, Lew Evans scores 5.8 points per outing and Tim Peete averages 4.7 points.

The Golden Hurricane averages 73.4 points and 35.6 rebounds per game, shooting .437 from the field, including .341 from 3-point territory. Hurricane opponents average 71.8 points and 37.0 rebounds, while shooting .422 from the field.

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