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Women's Basketball Faces Southern Miss In Sunday Showdown

Kelsee Grovey
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Feb. 2, 2013

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Tulsa will travel to Hattiesburg, Miss. to face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Sunday in a 2 p.m. affair.

The contest can be heard on CHROME 93.5 FM and KWTU 88.7 FM HD3, as well as online on Tulsa's official athletic web site: TulsaHurricane.com as Brandon Hart will have the call from the Reed Green Coliseum. 

This will be the 10th meeting between the two teams, as Tulsa leads the series 8-1, and has won the past three in the series. Tulsa's winning percentage of .889 is its best against any team it has faced at least five times during its program history.           

The Hurricane, which has a 7-13 overall record and a 2-4 mark in C-USA, averages 61.5 points per game and holds opponents to a 61.8 per game average. TU is led by Taleya Mayberry with 18.5 points per game and a team-high 78 assists and 50 steals.  Kelsee Grovey nets 9.3 points per game, Tiffani Couisnard averages 8.5 points per game, a team-best 8.8 rebounds per game and has a team-leading 21 blocks, and Loren McDaniel adds 6.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.

Southern Miss enters Sunday's tilt with a 12-8 record and a 4-3 ledger in Conference USA play.  The Golden Eagles are coming off of a 54-51 win against UAB on Thursday night. USM averages 63.5 points per contest, while foes score 62.2 points per game against the Golden Eagles defense. Jamierra Faulkner averages 18.1 points per contest, 4.1 rebounds and a league-leading 6.6 assists per game.  Faulkner's 18.1 points per game ranks third in the league, trailing only Nicole Dickson of Memphis and Taleya Mayberry of Tulsa. Tanecka Carey averages 15.4 points per game, while Jerontay Clemsons avareages 10.3 points per game. Clemons leads USM in rebounding with a 6.6 per game averages.

Tulsa will host the 2013 Conference USA Championship, March 13-16, at the Tulsa Convention Center and BOK Center. The first two rounds will be played at the Tulsa Convention Center, while the semifinals and championship game will be played at the BOK Center. TU has previously hosted the C-USA Championship in 2007 and 2010. To purchase tickets, Click Here. 

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The Last Meeting
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January 5, 2012
Reynolds Center
Tulsa Picks Up Conference USA Win With 68-57 Victory Over Southern Miss
Loren McDaniel posted a double-double and three others scored in double figures to lead Tulsa to a 68-57 win over Southern Miss on Thursday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. This was the Golden Hurricane's first win in a league opener since the 2007-08 season and first C-USA win at home since defeating Southern Miss on February 25, 2010. TU moved to 6-6 on the season and 1-0 in Conference USA, while USM fell to 6-8 overall and 0-1 in the league.