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Tulsa's Mitchell and Idlet Named to C-USA All-Academic Team

Red-shirt freshman Steven Idlet joined senior Sam Mitchell on the C-USA all-Academic team.
Red-shirt freshman Steven Idlet joined senior Sam Mitchell on the C-USA all-Academic team.
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March 6, 2009

Irving, Texas - University of Tulsa's Sam Mitchell (Bartlesville, Okla.) and Steven Idlet (Prairie Grove, Ark.) were selected to the 2009 Conference USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team. In addition to Tulsa's two selections Houston, Marshall and Rice also placed one representative on the five-member academic squad.

Mitchell, a 6-9 forward, has been named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or better) for seven semesters and has been named to the C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll three straight years. He carries a 3.34 GPA as a finance major.

On the court, Mitchell has averaged 2.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.9 minutes of action this season. The senior has six games with five or more rebounds with a season-high of eight, and had a season-best of seven points against nationally-ranked Memphis. For his career, Mitchell has played in 124 career games with 32 starting assignments.

Idlet was named to the TU Dean's list one semester (3.5 GPA or better) and twice to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll (3.0 GPA). Additionally, he was named to the Conference USA Commissioners Honor Roll last year and has a 3.32 GPA as a history major.

Idlet averages 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.3 minutes this season. The red-shirt freshman is shooting 47-percent from the field and is second on the team with 17 blocked shots. The Arkansas native has two double-digit scoring games this year, including a career-best 11 points against Ohio. He notched career-bests of six rebounds twice this season and added five blocked shots against Texas A&M-CC.

The three other selections were Houston's Sean Coleman, Adams Williams of Marshall and Rice's Aleks Perka.

Tulsa closes out the regular season at Rice on Saturday afternoon with a 3 pm tip-off. The Hurricane will be in action next in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Championship on Thursday in Memphis, Tennessee.