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Tulsa Women's Basketball Concludes Regular Season Against SMU

TU will honor seniors Virginia DeWare, Denise Lewis and Chanice Scott prior to the game.
TU will honor seniors Virginia DeWare, Denise Lewis and Chanice Scott prior to the game.
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Feb. 29, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa women's basketball team will conclude the regular season against SMU on Thursday, March 1st beginning at 7:00 pm at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. TU will honor seniors Virginia DeWare, Denise Lewis and Chanice Scott prior to the game. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Reynolds Center.

The Golden Hurricane has a 12-14 mark on the season and a 7-8 record in Conference USA, and has tallied a 9-4 record in the friendly confines of the Reynolds Center. Tulsa ranks third in defensive rebound percentage (.679), fourth in free throw percentage (.665), and fifth in scoring offense (60.2), rebounding margin (+3.7), offensive rebounds (15.3) and defensive rebounds (26.1) among the league's best.

Taleya Mayberry and Taylor Hooker are both averaging double-digit points with 14.5 and 11.7, respectively, while Chanice Scott and Tiffani Couisnard each post 7.5 ppg. Couisnard has a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game and 20 blocks, Mayberry has 84 assists, and Hooker, who ranks 17th nationally with 3.1 steals per game, has 80 steals this season.

SMU has a 13-15 overall record and a 6-9 mark in Conference USA, but snapped a six-game losing streak last Sunday with a 54-49 win over Tulane. The Mustangs are led by Akil Simpson who comes in off the bench and posts 10.7 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game and has 44 steals. Alisha Filmore follows closely with 10.4 ppg and has 75 assists, while Christine Elliott has a team-high 22 blocks.

This will be the 36th meeting between the two teams, as SMU has a 23-12 advantage in the all-time series, but it was TU that earned a 42-39 win earlier this season.