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Tulsa Concludes Regular Season Against Tulane This Saturday

Prior to the tip, TU will honor lone senior, Chanel Johnson.
Prior to the tip, TU will honor lone senior, Chanel Johnson.
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Feb. 27, 2009

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa (7-20, 3-12 C-USA) women's basketball team will conclude the 2008-09 regular season at home against Tulane (16-13, 8-7 C-USA) on Saturday, February 28th. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Prior to the tip, TU will honor lone senior, Chanel Johnson.

Larrissa Williams will be leading the Golden Hurricane as she averages 15.7 ppg and 9.7 rpg, while Kara Vaughan registers 7.7 ppg and Johnson has 6.9 ppg.

Johnson has started 19 of 27 games, including all 15 league games, as a senior. She posts the third-most points per game and the fourth-most rebounds with 4.6 in just 16.1 minutes per game. Johnson also has tallied the team's best shooting percentage with 54.6-percent and the second-most blocks with 42, to go along with 21 assists and 14 steals.

The Green Wave is coming off a tough 61-49 loss to SMU earlier this week and will be looking to maintain their No. 6 slot in the Conference USA standings. Brittany Lindsey has a team-leading 12.2 ppg, while Indira Kaljo, Megan Valicevic and Chassity Brown all average over 9.0 ppg.

This will be the ninth meeting between Tulsa and Tulane, with the Green Wave owning a 5-3 advantage in the all-time series. Tulane won the first match up this season, a 78-41 decision in New Orleans, La.

The 2009 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship is set to get underway on March 5-8 in New Orleans. For the past 13 years the league has awarded the championship trophy to eight different outstanding teams. Fans may purchase their tickets in advance by calling the Tulsa ticket office at 918.631.GoTU (4688) or online at TulsaHurricane.com. General admission All Session tickets are $50 for adults and $40 for youth, while Single Session prices are $10 for adults and $7 for youth.