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Tulsa Looks For Fifth Straight Win

Brett McDade leads Tulsa into Saturday's game against Presbyterian.
Brett McDade leads Tulsa into Saturday's game against Presbyterian.
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Feb. 22, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa Golden Hurricane puts its four-game winning streak on the line in a non-conference match-up against first-year Division I foe Presbyterian on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:05 pm.

Tulsa (14-10, 6-6 C-USA) has posted a 5-1 record in the month of February with the only loss coming on the road at second-place Houston. The Hurricane is coming off of a 31-point victory over Rice on Wednesday night.

Tulsa has posted a 10-2 record at home and has won those 10 games by double-figures.

The Hurricane has been paced by guard Brett McDade the last two games. The senior has averaged 19.5 points and 4.0 assists, while shooting over 70-percent from the field in wins over UTEP and Rice. Sophomore seven-footer Jerome Jordan's 79 blocked shots is just seven blocks shy of tying the school's single-season record.

Presbyterian has compiled a 5-23 record this season and has played 21 of those games on the road and two more on a neutral court. This is their second-to-last game of the season. Road opponents for the Blue Hose have included Nebraska, New Mexico, Clemson, Ohio State, Fresno State, San Jose State, Georgia, Wake Forest, NC State, Georgia Tech, Winthrop, Auburn and Ole Miss.

The Blue Hose average 60.0 points per game, and allows just 65.9 points. In its last outing, PC defeated Carver Bible College by a score of 111-51, while knocking down a school record 22 three-pointers.

Presbyterian is led by 6'7" forward Al'Lonzo Coleman with an 11.2 scoring and 5.0 rebounding average.

Tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 at the gates, by calling 918-631-GoTU (4688) or online at www.tulsahurricane.com. The first 1,000 licensed drivers will receive a free TU car flag. During post-game activities, TU season ticket holders will have a chance to meet and visit with the TU team and coaching staff in the practice gymnasium.