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Basketball Takes on UALR Tuesday

Pat Swilling Jr. and the Golden Hurricane play host to UALR at 7 p.m. Tuesday
Pat Swilling Jr. and the Golden Hurricane play host to UALR at 7 p.m. Tuesday
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TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa men's basketball team plays host to UALR at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

The Golden Hurricane (2-6) and Trojans (3-4) will finally collide on the court Tuesday night after the game was postponed from its original Dec. 7 date due to winter weather and poor travel conditions.

The contest will feature a teddy bear toss at halftime. TU fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to the men's game. At halftime, fans will be asked to toss their teddy bear onto the court. Each bear that hits the hardwood will be donated to the Saint Francis Children's Hospital. Bears of all sizes are welcome.

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Tulsa came back from 17 down in the second half to cut the deficit to four points, but fell in the end, 72-65, at UALR Saturday afternoon at Jack Stephens Center.

Tickets for the games 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.

Sophomore forward Rashad Smith leads Tulsa in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game, with 5.4 rebounds. Sophomore guard James Woodard scores 12.8 points and leads the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. Shaquille Harrison averages 9.1 points and 3.4 assists per contest. Senior guard Pat Swilling Jr. averages 9.0 points per contest. Sophomore forward D'Andre Wright averages 6.5 points, sophomore guard Rashad Ray scores 5.0 points with 3.1 assists. The Golden Hurricane averages 71.5 points and 34.4 rebounds per game, shooting .432 from the field. Hurricane opponents average 75.1 points and 37.6 rebounds, while shooting .442 from the field.



UALR is led by Will Neighbour, who averages 18.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and Josh Hagins, who averages 12.0 points and 3.3 assists per contest. The Trojans average 75.6 points and 38.6 rebounds per game, shooting 42 percent from the field. UALR opponents average 78.4 points and 36.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 44 percent from the field.

Tulsa and UALR are playing for the seventh time, all in the last eight seasons. The series is tied, 3-3. Each team has won three times on its home floor in the series. The Golden Hurricane won at home 66-60 in 2006, 59-45 in 2009, and 65-49 in 2011. The Trojans won at home 62-51 in 2007, 69-67 in 2010, and 72-65 in 2012. The Hurricane has won three times by an average of 12.0 points. UALR has won three times by an average of 6.7 points.

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