Report: Burnham hauls in new deal with Lions

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions made one last effort to keep Bryan Burnham aboard and it has kept the star receiver off the free agent market, signing a two-year deal just over three days from the deadline. Burnham was spotted at no. 5 on CFL.ca’s Top 30 Pending Free Agents in January. Playing the first full 18-game season of his CFL career, Burnham had a breakout season in 2016. He...
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February 11, 2017

Memphis pulls away early in 2nd half, beats Tulsa 66-44

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Markel Crawford scored 19 points, Dedric Lawson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Memphis rolled to a 66-44 victory over Tulsa on Tuesday night. Memphis (18-7, 8-4 American Athletic) bounced back from a 72-57 loss at Central Florida on Saturday, and has won six of eight since a 10-point loss at Tulsa (12-11, 6-5) on Jan. 11. Crawford was 8 of 13 from the...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Caupain comes up big for No. 14 Cincinnati

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Troy Caupain came up big for Cincinnati in the final minute and helped them rally for a big win. Caupain converted a tying three-point play with 39 seconds remaining and then made a 16-foot jumper with 4.4 left to give No. 14 Cincinnati a 57-55 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday night. The senior guard's free throw tied the score at 55-all, completing the Bearcats...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Caupain's late jumper lifts No. 14 Cincinnati past Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Troy Caupain hit a 16-foot jumper with 4.4 seconds left to lift No. 14 Cincinnati to a 59-57 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Caupain scored on a three-point play with 39 seconds remaining to pull the Bearcats to a 55-all tie after trailing by 11 points with about 6 minutes to go in the second half. Tulsa's Pat Birt then had his entry pass stolen and Caupain...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Winners of 12 straight, Bearcats wary of Golden Hurricane

If Cincinnati's Kyle Washington is to be believed, there will be no letdowns for the 14th-ranked Bearcats for the remainder of the season. "We know what's at stake," he said Sunday after a 94-53 rout of hapless South Florida. "We want to make a long run in March. We're always focused. Every team says that, but we live it. We push each other." The Bearcats' pushing and prodding...
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January 31, 2017

Tulsa goes on late 12-1 run for 77-66 victory over UCF

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Pat Birt scored 19 points, Corey Henderson Jr. added 14 and each hit three 3-pointers in Tulsa's 77-66 victory over Central Florida on Saturday. Jaleel Wheeler had a steal near midcourt and he was fouled on a fast-break layup with 5:05 left. He hit the free throw to give Tulsa a 60-58 lead and the Golden Hurricane went 3 of 4 from the stripe on their next two...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Tulsa downs South Florida 79-67 behind Henderson's 22

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Corey Henderson Jr. scored a career-high 22 points off the bench, Pat Birt added 15, and Tulsa made 25 of 38 free throws (65.8 percent) to beat South Florida 79-67 on Saturday and win its fourth straight. Trailing 35-30 at halftime, the Bulls closed to 38-37 on Ruben Guerrero's dunk early in the second half as South Florida got more aggressive on the boards, but...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Taplin's career-high 24 helps Tulsa hold off Tulane 89-82

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sterling Taplin led Tulsa with a career-high 24 points, including 7-for-7 shooting at the foul line, as Tulsa held off Tulane 89-82 on Wednesday night. The Golden Hurricane (10-7, 4-1 American Conference) were a perfect 10-for-10 at the line in the final 1:32. Tulane (4-14, 1-5), which has lost seven of its last eight, closed to 79-73 on a Melvin Frazier 3-pointer...
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January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Samuelson's career-high 34 lead No. 1 UConn past Tulsa 98-58

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory. Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game...
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January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Etou, Taplin help Tulsa hang on to defeat Temple 70-68

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Junior Etou scored 15 points, Sterling Taplin hit a runner for the win with three seconds left and Tulsa edged Temple 70-68 despite a career-high 25 points by the Owls' Shizz Alston Jr. on Saturday. Neither team had a lead larger than eight points, but the Golden Hurricane (9-7, 3-1 American) outscored Temple 11-3 over the final six minutes. Taplin's runner with...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tulsa's Etou with career-best double-double, beats Memphis

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Junior Etou had career-highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Tulsa closed on a 16-5 run to beat Memphis 81-71 on Wednesday night. Memphis had its last lead, 66-65, with 4:40 to play before Etou's layup sparked the Golden Hurricane's final run. Etou scored five points, Jaleel Wheeler added four points, and TK Edogi made a dunk during the stretch. Sterling Taplin...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Laksa scores 37 to lead No. 22 South Florida women to win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kitija Laksa scored 37 points to lead No. 22 South Florida over Tulsa 84-68 on Saturday night for the Bulls' fifth consecutive win. Laksa was 13-of-25 shooting, making seven 3-pointers, and just missed tying her previous career best of 38 points set against SMU a year ago to the day. Laksa hit six 3-pointers in the first half in scoring 24 points to lead the...
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January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Birt helps Tulsa hold of UConn 61-59 in overtime

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Pat Birt stole the ball, scored with 1:12 left in overtime - then added a free throw in the final seconds - to boost Tulsa past UConn 61-59 in an American Athletic Conference opener on Saturday. Birt and Stirling Taplin scored 13 points each for Tulsa (7-6), which forced 17 Huskies turnovers. UConn had taken a 59-56 lead with 2:47 left in overtime when Christian...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

String of 3s sends Aztecs past Tulsa in Diamond Head semis

HONOLULU (AP) Jeremy Hemsley scored 20 points that included three 3-pointers during a flurry of seven straight Aztec treys that broke the game open and sent San Diego State to an 82-63 victory over Tulsa in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic on Friday. With the score tied and 11 minutes to go, the Aztecs went on a 21-4 run with the seven 3-pointers over a span of 5:13...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Tulsa wins opener in Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) Pat Birt made six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points to lead Tulsa to a 74-51 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday in the opening game of the Diamond Head Classic. Jaleel Wheeler added 12 points and Will Magnay 11 for the Golden Hurricane (6-4), who shot 50 percent and were 11 of 21 from the arc in winning for the third time in four games. The Lumberjacks...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Evans throws for 5 TDs, Tulsa tops Central Michigan 55-10

MIAMI (AP) Dane Evans passed for 304 yards and five touchdowns, three of those scoring throws going to Keevan Lucas, and Tulsa rolled past Central Michigan 55-10 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday afternoon. Evans completed 28 of 38 passes for the Golden Hurricane (10-3), who scored on their first nine possessions and finished with six wins in the season's final seven games. D'Angelo...
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December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Tulsa Cruises to Miami Beach Bowl Blowout

Dane Evans passed for 304 yards and five touchdowns, three of those scoring throws going to Keevan Lucas, and Tulsa rolled past Central Michigan 55-10 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday afternoon at Marlins Park.
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December 19, 2016

Five reasons to watch the Miami Beach Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main events around New Year's.High-scoring football on tap for a Monday afternoon...
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December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Beach Bowl Capsule

Central Michigan (6-6, Mid-American) vs. Tulsa (9-3, American), 2:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Tulsa by 12 1/2. Series Record: Tied, 1-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Tulsa has a shot at a 10-win season. Central Michigan will aim to avoid finishing with a losing record, after starting 5-2. KEY MATCHUP Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush vs. Tulsa's secondary. Rush is smart (3.86 GPA), strong-armed...
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December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tulsa pulls away in 2nd half, beats Texas State 74-59

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sterling Taplin had 13 points and Tulsa raced away in the second half for a 74-59 win over Texas State on Saturday night. Jaleel Wheeler added 10 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Golden Hurricane (5-4), who had a 12-2 run to lead 51-41 on Pat Birt's 3-pointer with 12:16 left. Nijal Pearson's layup with 5:23 left cut the deficit to 60-52 for the Bobcats...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Manning leads No. 19 Oklahoma women over Tulsa

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Maddie Manning came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points with eight rebounds and No. 19 Oklahoma continued its dominance of in-state opponent Tulsa 85-68 on Sunday. Peyton Little added 15 points and Nancy Mulkey 10 for the Sooners (7-2). Junior college transfer Ebony Parker made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, both career highs with the Golden...
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December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Taplin layup propels Tulsa past Illinois State 70-68

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Junior Etou and Sterling Taplin each scored 15 points, and Taplin's layup with 11 seconds to play lifted Tulsa past Illinois State 70-68 on Wednesday night. Down 65-57, Tulsa (4-3) went on a 13-3 run in the last 5:15 to close out the game. MiKyle McIntosh's layup with 15:35 left put Illinois State (4-3) out in front 50-36, finishing a 14-4 run to start the second...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

High-scoring Tulsa faces C. Michigan in Miami Beach Bowl

Tulsa (9-3, American Athletic) vs Central Michigan (6-6, MAC), Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. EST LOCATION: Miami. TOP PLAYERS Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane had the top two rushers in the conference, James Flanders (1,529 yards) and D'Angelo Brewer (1,330 yards). Keevan Lucas has 1,108 yards receiving, and Josh Atkinson has 927. Central Michigan: QB Cooper Rush has thrown for 3,299 yards...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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