Men's Basketball Plays Exhibition Game at 8:05 pm Thursday
Oct. 30, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa fans will get their first chance to watch the 2013-14 edition of the Golden Hurricane basketball team Thursday when TU plays host to Haskell Indian Nations University in an exhibition game at 8:05 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Thursday's contest will be the first-ever meeting between Tulsa and Haskell.
Tulsa kicks off head coach Danny Manning's second season with a more experienced, but still relatively young team. The Golden Hurricane, which posted a 17-16 record in 2012-13, returned 10 players and welcomed six newcomers to the roster this season. TU returned three starters, and of the 10 returners that played the full season, seven averaged more than 10 minutes per game.
The three returning starters from a year ago are senior guard Tim Peete, and sophomore guards James Woodard and Shaquille Harrison. Woodard and forward D'Andre Wright were C-USA All-Freshman Team selections last year.
Peete is one of three seniors, along with guards Pat Swilling Jr. and Barrett Hunter. The group of seven returning sophomores also includes forwards Rashad Smith and Brandon Swannegan, and guards, Rashad Ray and Nick Wood.
The six newcomers includes a pair of junior college transfers in 6'4" junior guard Marquel Curtis and 6'8" sophomore forward Lew Evans. Four freshman joined the program, including 6'5" guard Stevie Repichowski, and forwards 6'8" TK Edogi, 6'11" Emmanuel Ezechinonso and 6'7" Riley Kemmer.
The Golden Hurricane opens the regular season Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. against crosstown rival Oral Roberts at the Reynolds Center.
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