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March 14, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa softball team steps out of conference Thursday when it plays host to Indiana State at 5 p.m. at the Collins Family Softball Complex.

The Golden Hurricane (19-5, 3-0 C-USA) then travels to Memphis for a three-game Conference USA series against the Tigers. TU and Memphis play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday, and a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday. Live stats of all three games, and live video of the series at Memphis will be available on Hurricane Vision, at www.TulsaHurricane.com.

The Hurricane is ranked No. 20 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll and No. 21 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Softball Poll. The Sycamores are 10-12 on the year. The Tigers will enter the weekend at 11-4 overall and 3-0 in C-USA play.

Tulsa hits .281 (181-for-645) with 102 RBI, 111 runs, 30 doubles, eight triples and 12 home runs, and has a .408 slugging percentage and a .363 on-base percentage with 73 walks. The Hurricane has a 1.99 team ERA with 174 strikeouts, 69 walks, 119 hits, 58 runs and 46 earned runs allowed, and has a .204 opponent batting average.

Tulsa and Indiana State have played eight times. TU leads the series, 5-3. The teams last met in 1997, when the Golden Hurricane won, 4-3 and 2-0. The schools played six times as members of the Missouri Valley Conference. TU won twice in 1996, the teams split in 1994, and the Sycamores won twice in 1993.

Tulsa and Memphis have played 22 times. TU leads the series, 18-4. The Golden Hurricane won two of three games in the series last season in Tulsa. TU swept the last series in Memphis in 2011, and has won nine straight at Memphis.

The Last Meeting
April 7, 2012
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Softball Falls to Memphis, 7-6, in Series Finale
Junior shortstop Samantha Cobb went 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI, but it wasn't enough as Tulsa fell to Memphis, 7-6, in a rain-delayed contest Saturday afternoon at the Collins Family Softball Complex.