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Nov. 28, 2000

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa women's basketball team will look to gain its first victory of the season when it hosts the Western Michigan Broncos at 7:05 p.m. this Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The game will be broadcast live on Cox Cable Channel 9 and can be heard live on KRSC 91.3 FM.

Tulsa (0-4, 0-0 WAC) returns to the friendly confines of the Donald W. Reynolds Center where it boasts an overall record of 13-8 and a Western Athletic Conference mark of 10-4. TU is winless on the season and has dropped its first four outings of the season.

TU junior Leela Farr and senior Denise Wagner leads the team in scoring with 11.0 points apiece, while Farr is the top rebounder with 6.5 boards per game. Tulsa is averaging 48.3 points and 31.5 rebounds per game. The Golden Hurricane is 0-1 at home this season after a 55-40 loss to New Orleans on Nov. 22. In just under two seasons at the Reynolds Center, Tulsa

Western Michigan is 1-1 this season after falling to Detroit in its season opener, 85-81, and posting a 79-77 victory over Wake Forest on Nov. 25. Western Michigan is member of the Mid-America Conference and is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Broncos are in their ninth season under head coach Ron Stewart (44-41).

Senior guard Sarah Hurrle leads the Broncos in scoring with 29.0 points per game. In two games this season, Hurrle has connected on 18-of-27 field goal attempts (.487) and is 12-of-18 (.667) from behind the three-point line. She nailed 5 and 7 three-pointers against Detroit and Wake Forest, respectively. Freshman center Lori Crisman is the top rebounder with 6.5 boards per game. WMU is shooting 48.7 percent from the field (57-117), 48.9 percent from behind the arc (22-45) and 68.6 percent from the free-throw line (24-35). As a team, the Broncos are averaging 80.0 points and 32.5 rebounds per contest.

Wednesday's game marks the first-ever meeting between Tulsa and Western Michigan on the basketball court.

For ticket information to all of TU's home events, please call 631-GoTU (4688).