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Tulsa holds off South Florida 78-71 in OT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Rashad Smith scored 21 points, James Woodard added 16, including four 3-pointers, and Tulsa beat Southern Florida 78-71 in overtime Saturday to remain in first place in the American Athletic Conference. Rashad Ray scored 13 points for Tulsa (16-5, 9-0), and Shaquille Harrison and Brandon Swannegan scored 12 each, with Swannegan grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa wins 10th straight; clips Tulane 62-55

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Shaquille Harrison scored 16 points and had seven rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 62-55 victory over Tulane on Tuesday night. D'Andre Wright added 12 points for the Golden Hurricanes (15-5, 8-0 American Conference), who have now won 10 straight games. Tulsa ended the first half on an 8-0 and took a 27-20 lead at the break. They extended their lead to as many as 16 in...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC Bubble Nation: Which Teams are Most Squarely on the Bubble

The following in an excerpt from a piece I wrote over at the Student Section. I recommend heading over there to fully check out the entire piece. Of course I do, I wrote the damn thing after all. Here I covered every league in the nation, right below I cover the AAC. AAC Locks: SMU, Cincinnati Cincinnati has four top 50 wins. The only top 50 loss is the same day that Mick Cronin...
Via Bearcats Blog
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa fends off East Carolina, 66-64

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) James Woodard scored 17 points and added five rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 66-64 victory over East Carolina on Saturday. After East Carolina's Michel-Ofik Nzege dunk tied the game at 61 with 2:09 to play, the Golden Hurricanes scored five straight points down the stretch, all of which came at the free throw line, to put the game away. The Pirates had two opportunities...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa goes inside to top Memphis, 73-55

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Shaquille Harrison and James Woodard combined to score 34 points as Tulsa turned away Memphis 73-55 to remain undefeated in American Athletic Conference play Wednesday night. Tulsa, now riding an eight-game winning streak, attacked the basket all night, scoring seven of its 11 first-half field goals on layups and dunks to take a 30-23 advantage at the break. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn linebacker Khari Harding transfers to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) New Tulsa football coach Philip Montgomery says linebacker Khari Harding is transferring from Auburn to the Golden Hurricane. Harding, a 6-foot-1-inch, 225-pound linebacker from Edmond, Oklahoma. He played in two games for Auburn as a true freshman in 2013 and in three games this past season. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodard leads Tulsa past South Florida 75-58

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) James Woodard hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead Tulsa to a 75-58 win over South Florida on Saturday. Shaquille Harrison added 14 points, Marquel Curtis 13 and D'Andre Wright 12 for the Golden Hurricane (12-5, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who won their seventh straight. Tulsa made half of its 50 shots, was 6 of 10 on 3-pointers and 19 of 22 from...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodard gives Tulsa 6th straight win; 66-58 over UConn

TULSA, Okla. (AP) James Woodard scored 21 points as Tulsa held off a rally by UConn for a 66-58 victory in the first-ever meeting as American Conference foes. Shaquille Harrison scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half to give Tulsa (11-5, 4-0) its sixth straight win. Rashad Smith added 12. Harrison's rare 3-pointer pushed Tulsa's lead to 62-49 with 2:58 to play. Trailing 55...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Harrison, Tulsa push past Temple 63-56

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shaquille Harrison scored 24 points and Tulsa shook off a sloppy first half to push past Temple 63-56 for its fifth-straight win on Saturday. James Woodard had 13 points with three steals for the Golden Hurricane (10-5, 3-0 American). Tulsa was held to 17 points on 4-of-25 shooting with 11 turnovers in the first half, but recovered with a 14-for-25 performance...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tulsa’s disastrous 2-10 American Athletic Conference debut ended as the program’s worst showing since 2002 when the Golden Hurricane went 1-11 in the now defunct (in football) Western Athletic Conference. Tulsa alumnus Bill Blankenship was fired the Monday after his team fell at home in the season finale to East Carolina. Blankenship compiled a 24-27 record and went bowl-less...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jefferson leads UConn women in 98-60 rout of Tulsa

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Moriah Jefferson scored 22 points and Morgan Tuck added 21 points and No. 2 UConn routed Tulsa 98-60 on Wednesday in the first meeting between the programs. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis made three 3-point shots to tie Diana Taurasi for the most in UConn history with 318. She finished with 11 points. Freshmen Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams each added 15 points. Jordyn...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa trio sinks Houston 72-54

TULSA, Okla. (AP) James Woodard and Shaquille Harrison scored 18 points apiece and Rashad Smith added 16 as Tulsa defeated Houston 72-54 on Sunday. Smith surpassed his season-high of 13 points with 14 in the first half as the Golden Hurricane (9-5, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) opened a 37-28 lead on their way to their fourth straight win. Woodard had 14 points and Harrison...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodard's heroics lift Tulsa over UCF 56-54

ORLADO, Fla. (AP) Shaquille Harrison scored 22 points while James Woodard added some late heroics and Tulsa topped UCF 56-54 on Wednesday. Woodard broke a tie game with 3:29 left with a 3-pointer, then his jumper with 1:49 sealed the win. Adonys Henriquez's three-point play drew UCF to within two with 1:23 left, but Daiquan Walker's jumper with one second left missed and Tulsa hung...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa overwhelms Incarnate Word 76-47

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Shaquille Harrison was 10 of 15 from the floor to total 24 points and led Tulsa to a dominating 76-47 victory over a weary Incarnate Word team on Monday night. Incarnate Word, which had a 110-104 triple-overtime victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday night, never really got into this game as Tulsa led throughout. The Golden Hurricane was ahead 23-7 midway...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Tulsa defeats Missouri State 74-70

TULSA, Okla. (AP) James Woodard scored 26 points - with a career-high six 3-pointers - and Shaquille Harrison knocked down 23 points with seven assists as Tulsa defeated Missouri State 74-70 Wednesday night. Woodard snapped a 58-58 tie with a pair of foul shots at 6:33 left but the Golden Hurricane (6-5) never led by more than five the rest of the way with Harrison adding three...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Montgomery promises fast, physical football

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Promising a brand of football that is ''fun, fast and physical,'' new Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery said he can't wait to get busy installing the wide-open spread offense that has led to enormous success at Baylor. Montgomery, 42, was hired Thursday and has already met with returning Tulsa players and talked with committed recruits. He said he has also had numerous...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma-Tulsa Preview

When Oklahoma and Tulsa met last season, Jordan Woodard and the Sooners got the best of older brother James Woodard and the Golden Hurricane. That appears likely to happen again Saturday when No. 16 Oklahoma bring its highest ranking in six seasons to Tulsa to face a Golden Hurricane team coming off a loss to a Division II opponent. Oklahoma beat visiting Tulsa 101-91 last December...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa hires Baylor OC Philip Montgomery as head coach

Tulsa has hired Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery as its head coach. Montgomery has been calling the plays for one of the most prolific offenses in college football for the last four seasons. Baylor is the only team in FBS to be ranked in the top two in the country in total offense each of the last four seasons and the top four in the scoring offense over that same time...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Baylor OC to become Tulsa head coach

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Tulsa is close to an agreement to hire Baylor offensive coordinator Phillip Montgomery as its head coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because a deal had not been completed. Montgomery has been calling the plays for one of the most prolific offenses in college football. Baylor is the only team...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa upset by Southeast Oklahoma State 69-66

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Southeast Oklahoma State withstood a late Tulsa rally to upset the Golden Hurricane 69-66 on Wednesday night. The Division II Savage Storm (5-6) took a 62-46 lead with 1:13 remaining. But after Tulsa's Shaquille Harrison scored and James Woodard added a three-point play with 5 seconds left, the lead was only 68-66. Danny Powell made 1 of 2 free throws for Southeast...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors – Dec. 8

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the week ending Dec. 7. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEKJames Woodard • Jr. • G • Tulsa Woodard averaged 21.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting .583 from the field (14-of-24) and .500 from 3-point range (9-of-18) in a 2-0...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa holds on against UALR 78-73

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) James Woodard hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points to go with 10 rebounds as Tulsa held off Arkansas-Little Rock 78-73 on Sunday. Woodard had scored 19 and 23 in Tulsa's two previous games. Shaquille Harrison added 17 points, Rashad Ray had 11 and Marquel Curtis 10 for Tulsa (5-3). Woodard was 7 of 11 from the field as Tulsa made 22 of 43 shots (51.2 percent...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa holds off Creighton in 77-64 win

TULSA, Okla. (AP) James Woodard scored 23 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Tulsa to a 77-64 win over Creighton on Wednesday night. Woodard shot 7 of 13 from the floor and reached 1,000 career points on a 28-25 go-ahead trey with 2:14 to go in the first period to give Tulsa (4-3) a lead it would hold the rest of the game. He also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Shaquille...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Men's Basketball Drops Road Opener at Tulsa

Junior guard James Woodard had a season-high 23 points and moved over 1,000 career points to help Tulsa to a 77-64 win over visiting Creighton on Wednesday night.
Via Creighton BlueJays - Official Site
December 03, 2014

Tulsa Golden Hurricane’s 2014 Season Report Card

A final 2-10 record. A seven-game losing streak. Head coach gets canned. Eight double-digit losses. Sounds like a horrible debut season in the American Athletic Conference for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Almost every stat recorded had a negative connotation next to Tulsa’s name, although a few ‘Hurricane players represented the program well in the stat column […] The post...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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