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Tulsa Plays Host to Texas Southern Wednesday

The Golden Hurricane returns home to face the Texas Southern Tigers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
The Golden Hurricane returns home to face the Texas Southern Tigers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
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Dec. 3, 2013

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TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa basketball team is back home for the first time in two weeks Wednesday evening when it plays host to Texas Southern at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

Tickets for the game are available by visiting the TU Athletics Ticket Office in the Reynolds Center, by calling 631-GoTU (4688), or online at www.TulsaHurricane.com. The game will be broadcast live on the Golden Hurricane Radio Network, KRMG AM 740/102.3 FM in Tulsa, and network affiliates.

This will be the first-ever meeting between the Golden Hurricane (1-6) and the Tigers (3-5).

Sophomore forward Rashad Smith leads Tulsa in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game. Sophomore guard James Woodard scores 11.0 points and leads the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Shaquille Harrison averages 8.9 points and 3.7 assists per contest. Senior guard Pat Swilling Jr. averages 8.3 points per contest. Sophomore forward D'Andre Wright averages 7.1 points, sophomore guard Rashad Ray scores 4.3 points with 3.1 assists. The Golden Hurricane averages 67.7 points and 33.7 rebounds per game, shooting .414 from the field. Hurricane opponents average 75.7 points and 38.6 rebounds, while shooting .445 from the field.

Texas Southern features three players scoring in double figures, led by center Aaric Murray, who scores 21.4 points per game. Jose Rodriguez averages 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Ray Penn averages 12.8 points and 4.6 assists per game. The Tigers average 76.6 points and 36.9 rebounds per game, shooting 43 percent from the field. TSU opponents average 78.9 points and 36.9 rebounds per game, scoring 47 percent from the field.

After playing four games on the road since Nov. 20, the Golden Hurricane is at home in the friendly confines of the Reynolds Center twice this week, and for three of the next four contests. TU plays host to UALR at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and then Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18.

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