Tulsa Opens C-USA Championship Play Against UTSA on Tuesday
March 7, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma -
The Tulsa women's basketball team, which earned the No. 10 seed in the C-USA Championship, will open up tournament play against #15 seed UTSA on Tuesday, March 11th. Game time is set for 8:30 pm Central at Memorial Gym in El Paso, Texas.
The Tulsa-UTSA game can only be viewed on the C-USA Digital Network, so those fans with the Tulsa All-Access package must upgrade to the C-USA package to view the game.
TU has a 12-15 overall record and finished league play with a 6-10 mark. The Golden Hurricane ranks first in three-point field goal percentage (.340), sixth in field goal percentage (.413), seventh in scoring offense (68.8) and three-point field goals made per game (5.5), and eighth in assists per game (13.5), turnover margin (+0.1) and assist-turnover ratio (0.8) among Conference USA's best.
Sophomore Ashley Clark has a team-leading 14.5 points per game, followed by Kelsee Grovey (12.2) and Mariah Turner (10.6). Clark also has a team-best 6.1 rebounds per game, 94 assists and 45 steals, while Grovey has 82 assists and 34 steals. Kadan Brady has 31 steals, and Stevi Parker has 23 steals and 13 blocks.
The Roadrunners have a 13-16 overall record and finished with a 4-12 mark in Conference USA. UTSA is led by Kamra King who averages 14.1 points per game, while Miki Turner is just below double figures with 9.7 ppg. Tesha Smith and McKenzie Adams each pull down 5.7 rebounds per game, while Adams has 25 blocks and Smith has 20. Turner has 79 assists and Ashley Spaletta has 43 steals.
This will be the 10th meeting between the Golden Hurricane and Roadrunners on the women's basketball court, as TU has a 6-3 lead in the series. Tulsa picked up a 73-62 win over UTSA during the regular season in San Antonio, Texas.
The Tulsa women's basketball team has played in eight Conference USA Championships and has a 9-6 record in tournament play. The Hurricane has captured championship titles in 2006 and 2013.
Since joining Conference USA in the 2005-06 season, Tulsa athletic teams have won a league-best 51 Conference USA Championships, including regular season and post-season tournament titles. The next closest since 2005 is SMU with 26 C-USA titles.
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