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Nov. 21, 2000

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa women's basketball squad will look for its first win of the season when it hosts the University of New Orleans at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

Tulsa (0-2, 0-0 WAC) opens the 2000-01 home slate against the New Orleans Privateers (0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt). The Hurricane dropped its first two games of the season to #14 Oklahoma (80-49) and Oklahoma State (68-57) at the Bertha Teague Classic. TU begins its second full season at its on-campus home, the Donald W. Reynolds Center, and boasts a 13-7 overall record and a 9-4 Western Athletic Conference mark. Dating back to last season, Tulsa has won six of out of its last eight games at home.

New Orleans enters the contest 0-1 on the year. UNO suffered a 100-67 setback to Tulane in its season opener. After just one game, senior Margit Kluibenschaedl leads the Privateers in scoring with 20.0 points. Senior Andrea Haegele is the top rebounder with 4.0 boards. UNO makes its living behind the three-point line. The Privateers attempted 33 three-pointers out of a total of 69 total field goal attempts against Tulane. Last season, New Orleans ranked 19th nationally for three-point field goals per game with 6.7 in 28 games. The Privateers connected on 188-of-590 attempts a year ago.

Wednesday's game between the Golden Hurricane and the Privateers marks the second meeting between the schools on the basketball court. TU leads the all-time series, 1-0, after capturing a 66-59 triumph over UNO in New Orleans during the 1997-98 campaign. Former Hurricane great Kasie Pittman scored a team-best 17 points and dished-out a game-high five assists to lead the TU attack in that game.

Tickets are still available at the Reynolds Center Ticket Office. For more information, please call 631-GoTU (4688).