Tulsa Opens CBI at Wright State Tonight
March 20, 2013
DAYTON, Ohio - Tulsa opens the 2013 College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick against the Wright State Raiders at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.
The Golden Hurricane (17-15) is in the CBI for the second time, after winning the inaugural tournament in 2008. The Raiders enter the postseason with a 21-12 record, after finishing third in the Horizon League with a 10-6 mark and reaching the finals of the league tournament.
This is the second-ever meeting between Tulsa and Wright State. The Raiders won the only previous meeting, 72-66 in overtime, in the Preseason NIT on Nov. 16, 2004, at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa.
The Golden Hurricane averages 68.4 points and 36.6 rebounds per game, and shoots 44 percent from the field, 34 percent from three-point range and 67 percent from the free throw line. TU allows 68.0 points and 34.8 rebounds per contest, as well as a .409 field goal percentage and a .334 three-point percentage.
Freshman guard James Woodard leads the active Golden Hurricane players in scoring, averaging 12.0 points, with 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Senior guard Scottie Haralson averages 11.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. Junior guard Pat Swilling Jr., averages 10.8 points, freshman forward D'Andre Wright averages 8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds and freshman guard Rashad Ray averages 7.3 points. Senior forward Kauri Black puts up 7.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest, while freshman guard Shaquille Harrison adds 2.8 assists and 6.9 points.
Wright State averages 61.7 points and 30.3 rebounds per game, and makes .434 percent of field goals, .337 percent threes and .700 percent free throws. The Raiders allow 58.2 points, 31.7 rebounds, a .414 field goal percentage and a .315 three-point percentage. Nine WSU players average at least 4.0 points per game, and Cole Darling leads the pack with 11.3 ppg.
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