TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE NEWS

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
3 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago

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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa fires coach Blankenship after second losing season

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa fired coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, three days after wrapping up a second consecutive losing season. The Golden Hurricane finished 2-10, with a 49-32 home loss to East Carolina on Friday night. Blankenship took over at his alma mater in 2011 after Todd Graham left for Pittsburgh. He went 19-8 in his first two seasons, including a Conference USA championship...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa fires Blankenship after 2nd losing season

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa fired coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, three days after wrapping up a second consecutive losing season. The Golden Hurricane finished 2-10, with a 49-32 home loss to East Carolina on Friday night. Blankenship took over at his alma mater in 2011 after Todd Graham left for Pittsburgh. He went 19-8 in his first two seasons, including a Conference USA championship...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina downs Tulsa 49-32

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Shane Carden threw for four touchdowns Friday night and ran for another and East Carolina beat Tulsa 49-32. Cory Hunter scored on a 1-yard run for the Pirates (8-3, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) and Brandon Williams picked off a pass by Tulsa's Dane Evans and returned it 37 yards for a score. Carden was 28 of 41 for 338 yards and an interception, with TD passes...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Tulsa expected to dismiss coach Blankenship after ECU game

Tulsa is expected to dismiss head coach Bill Blankenship this weekend, a source told FOX Sports. The 57-year-old Blankenship, an old Tulsa quarterback, won 19 games in his first two seasons in charge of the Golden Hurricane, but is just 5-18 the past two years. Tulsa has lost nine of the last 10 games and rank 118th in scoring and 97th in defense. Blankenship will coach his final...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Ways Tulsa Can End the Season on a Positive Note

The 2014 season has been everything but spectacular for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. An inspiring 38-31 double-overtime win over Tulane in the season opener had ‘Hurricane fans believing a turn around from last year’s 3-9 debacle was starting to take shape. Well, instead of a turn around, the season became more of a fall down. […] The post 3 Ways Tulsa Can End the Season on...
Via AAC Football Fever
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State tops Tulsa 73-58 in MGM title game

LAS VEGAS (AP) Six games into the season the Oklahoma State basketball team is unbeaten and already has a tournament championship. But that doesn't mean coach Travis Ford is content. Far from it. After beating in-state rival Tulsa 73-58 to capture the MGM Grand Main Event title Wednesday, Ford emphasized the importance of continuing to improve. ''It's always good to be 6-0, but...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa holds off slumping Auburn 53-35

LAS VEGAS (AP) Tulsa had too much offense Monday night in its opening-round game of the MGM Grand Main Event. Auburn didn't have nearly enough. The Golden Hurricane played effective defense, but it was spot-on shooting that lifted it to a 53-35 win over the Tigers. Tulsa (3-1) will play in Wednesday night's title game against Oklahoma State, which defeated Oregon State in the tournament...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston beats Tulsa 38-28

HOUSTON (AP) Kenneth Farrow ran for 116 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and Houston held off Tulsa 38-28. Farrow scored the go-ahead TD on a 2-yard run at 3:06 in the fourth quarter to give Houston (6-4, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) a 35-28 lead. Greg Ward Jr. was 17 of 22 for 225 yards passing, including a 17-yard TD pass to Keyarris Garrett to tie it at 21 in the third...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa beats cold-shooting Abilene Christian, 65-39

TULSA, Okla. (AP) D'Andre Wright scored 16 points and James Woodard added 13 to help Tulsa roll to a 65-39 victory over Abilene Christian on Wednesday night. Wright scored seven points and Woodard added five as part of a 16-5 run to open the second half and give Tulsa (2-1) a 49-24 lead with 13:59 to play. Abilene Christian made just seven of 21 shots from the floor in the second...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa tops Louisiana-Lafayette 64-53

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Marquel Curtis and Rashad Ray each scored 16 points and Tulsa beat Louisiana Lafayette 64-53 on Monday night. D'Andre Wright added 14 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, for Tulsa (2-1). Tulsa has held 32 straight opponents to less than 50 percent shooting from the floor. Louisiana Lafayette held Tulsa's James Woodard to four points, ending his 28-game streak of scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons Why Bill Blankenship Must Step Down as Tulsa’s Head Coach

Just when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane appeared to have some momentum going in the last few games, they come crashing down, hard, back to the ground, bringing the hope of their fans down with them. Golden Hurricane head coach Bill Blankenship is and should be the first to blame for Tulsa’s descension that started immediately after the […] The post 3 Reasons Why Bill Blankenship...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oral Roberts tops Tulsa 77-68

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Obi Emegano scored 18 second-half points and Oral Roberts used a 13-1 run to pull away from Tulsa 77-68 on Saturday, giving head coach Frank Haith a loss in his Golden Hurricanes debut. Emegano finished with 26, Korey Billbury scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Bobby Word scored 14, including three 3-pointers, and Adrion Webber added 10 points. Oral Roberts...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF takes down Tulsa 31-7

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Justin Holman threw for 291 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the University of Central Florida rolled to a 31-7 victory over Tulsa. UCF (6-3, 4-1) moved into a tie with Cincinnati and Memphis for first-place in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights rolled up 506 yards total offense and held the Golden Hurricanes (2-4, 2-8) to just 201 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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