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TU Women Continues Three-Game Homestand against Hawaii this Tuesday

TU Head Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller and the Hurricane will look to overtake Hawaii this Tuesday and gain its first WAC victory of the season.
TU Head Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller and the Hurricane will look to overtake Hawaii this Tuesday and gain its first WAC victory of the season.
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Jan. 15, 2001

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa women's basketball team continues a Western Athletic Conference three-game homestand against the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine at 7:05 p.m. this Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

Tulsa (3-10, 0-2 WAC) will attempt to snap a five-game skid and capture its first WAC victory of the season against Hawaii. TU is 10-5 (.670) in WAC games at the Reynolds Center and is 1-4 overall at home this season. The Hurricane is averaging 54.5 points and 34.2 rebounds per game. Junior Leela Farr leads Tulsa with 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Senior Athena Pirpich leads the team in three-point field goals (31), assists (40) and steals (25).

Hawaii (11-3, 2-1 WAC) enters Tuesday's contest with Tulsa riding a two-game win streak and has won seven out of its last eight games. UH's only loss in its last eight outings was a 72-66 overtime setback to TCU in its WAC opener on Jan. 5. Hawai`i is 1-0 on the road this season after playing its first game away from the islands against UTEP last Sunday. The Rainbow Wahine is averaging 71.9 points and 41.8 rebounds per contest this season. Senior Kylie Galloway leads UH in scoring with 17.7 points per game, while classmate Dainora Puida is the top rebounder with 7.7 boards per contest. Hawai`i Head Coach Vince Goo is in his 14th year at the school and boasts an overall coaching record of 272-120. The Rainbow Wahine marks the fourth WNIT squad TU has faced this season.

Tuesday's game marks the fifth meeting between Tulsa and Hawai`i. The Rainbow Wahine leads the all-time series, 3-1, but is 1-1 in Tulsa after the Hurricane captured a 54-40 victory at the Reynolds Center in the last meeting between the two teams. The schools split last season's two contests with each team claiming a victory on its respective home floor. The Rainbow Wahine turned back the Hurricane in Honolulu, 68-63.