Tulsa's McDaniel Posts Double-Double in 74-58 Loss to Memphis
Feb. 8, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa's Loren McDaniel posted her second-straight double-double, while two other TU players scored in double figures, but the Golden Hurricane dropped a 74-58 decision to Memphis on Tuesday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. TU fell to 5-12 on the season and 1-8 in Conference USA, while the Tigers moved to 18-6 overall and 7-3 in the league.
McDaniel had team-bests of 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Taleya Mayberry netted 13 points and had a team-high three assists, and Tatum Beer added 10 points and four steals. The Golden Hurricane shot 33-percent from the field, 27-percent from behind the arc and 78-percent from the charity stripe.
The Golden Hurricane took a 29-27 advantage into the break after a tightly contested first half that had six lead changes and four tied scores. TU climbed to a nine-point lead with 10:01 to play, but the Tigers went on a 10-2 run to pull within one five minutes later.
The score was tied four more times in the second half, but Memphis took the lead for the remainder of the contest with 11:31 to play and climbed to a game-high 18-point advantage.
Memphis was led by four players in double figures, including Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir (12), Nicole Dickson (11), Savannah Ellis (10) and Ramses Lonlack (10). Jasmine Lee had 10 rebounds, while Ellis had four blocks and three steals. The Tigers edged Tulsa, 42-40, in rebounds, had an 11-10 lead in steals and a 6-1 advantage in blocks. Memphis shot 46-percent from the field, 42-percent from three-point range and 55-percent from the free throw line.
Tulsa will return to action on Thursday, February 10th against UAB. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m. at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala. The game will be televised on Comcast Sports Southwest and CBS College.
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