Tulsa Women's Hoops Host East Carolina Tonight
Jan. 8, 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa women's basketball team will host East Carolina tonight beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. This will be the third game in six days for TU.
The Golden Hurricane (4-9, 0-1 C-USA) is 4-2 at home this season and hopes to break a two-game losing streak after falling to SMU and UTSA on the road earlier this week. Larrissa Williams is averaging a double-double with 14.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg, as well as a team and league-high 2.31 blocks per game. Her rebounds and blocks per game are 19th and 27th nationally. Kara Vaughan and Chanel Johnson both average over six points per game, while ReShawndra Jackson is just below that with 5.9 ppg.
Tulsa ranks among the league's top teams when it comes to rebounding and blocked shots this season. TU is second in rebounding margin (+3.8), second in offensive rebounds with 15.46 per game and second in defensive boards with 26.23 per game. The Golden Hurricane is also second in blocked shots as nine players have combined for 62 blocks on the year.
The Pirates are on top of the Conference USA standings with a 10-4 overall record and a 1-0 league mark, and enter the contest on a two-game winning streak, including a 70-47 win over Marshall in their last contest. LaCoya Terry leads the ECU scoring with 17.4 ppg, while Jasmine Young also averages double figures with 10.0 ppg. Terry has a team-best 25 steals, Young a team-leading 84 assists, Kim Gay a team-high 6.4 rpg and Jean Best has a team-best 17 blocks.
TU and ECU have met four times on the women's basketball court, with the series tied, 2-2. The Hurricane won the first two meetings, while the Pirates have come away with the last two victories.
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