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Birt leads Tulsa over Houston 77-63

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Pat Birt matched his season high of 27 points and Tulsa beat Houston 77-63 on Sunday. Birt was 10 of 18 from the field, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers, for the Golden Hurricane (15-8, 7-4 American), who shot 52 percent, 42 percent from the arc, and outrebounded the Cougars 32-23. James Woodard added 15 points as Tulsa won for the seventh time in its last nine...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn rolls to season-high 64 point win over Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to help lead Connecticut to a dominating 94-30 victory over Tulsa Wednesday night. Moriah Jefferson and Katie Lou Samuelson each added 14 points for the three-time defending national champion Huskies (19-0, 9-0 American), who won their 56th consecutive game. For Stewart, who also added five assists and four...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Shaquille Harrison throws down reverse alley-oop for Tulsa

Check out this play from Tulsa as they took down UConn on Thursday night…. Reverse alley-oop dunk. Need we say more? https://t.co/zvDeMSo3SV — ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 15, 2016 The post Watch: Shaquille Harrison throws down reverse alley-oop for Tulsa appeared first on The Student Section.
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Woodard, Tulsa come from behind to take down UConn 60-51

TULSA, Okla. (AP) James Woodard scored 20 points and added nine rebounds to lead Tulsa to a come-from-behind 60-51 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night. Shaquille Harrison added 13 points and seven rebounds for Tulsa (11-6, 3-2 American), which won its third straight contest. Sterling Gibbs scored 20 points and Shonn Miller contributed 14 points and eight rebounds for UConn...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulsa Field Goal Holder Gets Destroyed After Failing To Get Ball Set In Time During Independence Bowl

The first half of the Independence Bowl belonged to Frank Beamer's Hokies, but the majority of the second half belonged to Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane were in the midst of a furious comeback attempt when the holder made the one error he can't make during an attempted kick--he didn't get the ball in place on time for the kicker.After seeing him botch the hold the kicker pulled up...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa's 19-0 start buries Northern Arizona

TULSA, Okla. -- Shaquille Harrison led six players into double-digit scoring with 15 points as Tulsa defeated Northern Arizona 90-55 Tuesday night. The Golden Hurricane (8-4) opened on a 19-0 run, Northern Arizona not scoring until there was 12:24 left to play in the first half. Tulsa made seven of its first nine shots -- including 3-pointers from Pat Birt, Rashad Ray and James Woodard...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa completes wacky Hail Mary to end first half (Video)

Tulsa isn’t faring too well against Memphis, but it didn’t stop them from completing a wild Hail Mary touchdown pass at the end of the first half. Quarterback Dane Evans avoids a sack and manages to chuck it up to the end zone, where two Tigers defenders collided, allowing Keyarris Garrett to haul it in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulsa WR hauls in Hail Mary on tipped pass

Lightning doesn’t strike twice, but Keyarris Garrett and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane evidently do. With time winding down in the first half of Friday night’s game, Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans miraculously slipped a Memphis sack attempt, looked down the field and heaved a pass toward Garrett. That’s when this happened. If Garrett’s grab looks familiar, that’s because...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Which ranked team is most likely to be upset in Week 8?

Where will we find upsets in week eight? The midpoint of the college football season is here. A lot of football has been played but a lot of question marks remain. Many of those question marks concern top-25 teams. This week there aren’t a lot of “prime time” matchups. This brings us to our question of the week, as TSS associate editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join...
Via The Student Section
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor assistant suspended for Oklahoma game after being caught on Tulsa sideline

Twitter/@JeffLebby On Monday, news broke that Baylor passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby was spotted on the sideline of the Tulsa-Oklahoma game, which is obviously against scouting rules as Baylor and OU play in November. Tulsa head coach Phil Montgomery, an Art Briles assistant at Baylor from 2006-14, explained that the mistake occurred beacuse Lebby and his wife were in town...
Via College Spun
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa coach explains why Baylor coach was on his sideline

Earlier today, news came out about Baylor assistant coach Jeff Lebby being spotted on the sidelines at Saturday’s Oklahoma-Tulsa game. Lebby’s presence violated the opponent scouting rule and OU head coach Bob Stoops wasn’t happy about him being there. It was speculated that Lebby, a former Oklahoma player, was there to support Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery, a former...
Via College Spun
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers transfer Junior Etou commits to Tulsa

Faith Haith has had a strong impact on Tulsa Hurricanes basketball (22-10 record last season) from day one and he continued to make his presence felt on Saturday afternoon. The Hurricanes landed 6’7″ Rutgers transfer Junior Etou, who will sit out next season before having two seasons of eligibility remaining. Etou averaged 5.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds and put up a double...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mascot Memoirs: the Tulsa Golden Hurricane

After a week off, I’m back with part eight in the “Mascot Memoirs” series. So how did Tulsa, a university in the landlocked state of Oklahoma, receive the Golden Hurricane moniker? And no, it wasn’t because Silver Tornado was already taken (cue rim-shot and turn on studio laughter sign). What is a “Hurricane?” According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

President not second-guessing decision to switch from Baylor to Tulsa

As whirring fax machines spit out signatures of prized future stars and Power 5 college football coaches grinned, a four-star, dual-threat quarterback ranked ninth nationally, anonymously attended class at Tulsa. Six weeks earlier Chad President was leading the Temple Wildcats in Texas' Class 5A state championship game against powerhouse Aledo. The week before he completed high school...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

Will the UCF Knights Bounce Back Against Tulsa?

You can make all the excuses that you want, but Central Florida’s road loss to Connecticut was bad. Really bad. Photo used courtesy of snyuconn.com. However, UCF fans will be glad to know that there’s good news on the way. That good news will come in the form of Tulsa, a team that the Knights simply have no business losing to. Wait, we’ve been here before. UCF should have...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa Coach Bill Blankenship Has ’50/50 Chance’ of Returning in 2015

Zero-and-6. That is Tulsa’s record since rocking the season’s opening Thursday night in a thrilling double-overtime 38-31 win over AAC rival Tulane, where the Golden Hurricane roared back from a 21-7 deficit and generated 592 yards of total offense. Photo used courtesy of krmg.com. In its six-game losing streak, Tulsa’s offense has fallen well below the bar set against...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. The 48-year-old Haith said the move came quickly: He was contacted Thursday and was particularly interested by Tulsa's upcoming move to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Haith Doesn’t Know What Conference Tulsa Is Joining

If you thought that the Frank Haith-to-Tulsa story would ever begin to feel normal, think again. Haith was introduced as the new coach of Tulsa men’s basketball today, and his introductory press conference reportedly had some awkward moments, according to local media members. Specifically, Frank Haith doesn’t know all that much about the conference that Tulsa is joining next...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

It's official, so let's take a very 2014 look at Haith's departure

It's official: Tulsa held a press conference Friday to introduce Frank Haith as the Golden Hurricane's new head basketball coach, replacing Danny Manning, who had left for Wake Forest. Considering that Haith informed his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, via text message Friday morning that he was resigning -- and used the same medium to tell his players -- it...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Frank Haith leaving Mizzou for Tulsa

ST. LOUIS -- With the basketball program at Missouri in disarray, Frank Haith decided to flee rather than fight. Haith is in final negotiations for the coaching job at Tulsa, multiple media outlets reported Thursday afternoon. Haith was under contract at Missouri for $1.6 million a year through the 2016-17 season, with built-in raises of $50,000 per year, according to the Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa Golden Hurricane season preview

Tulsa is not necessarily a perennial football powerhouse, but the team still has a nice tradition of winning football games. Which puts last seasons 3-9 record as a huge disappointment for the program. Tulsa won 11 games just the year before, but when your offense gives the ball away and your defense can't stop anybody thing can go downhill fast. Golden Hurricane head coach Bill...
Via College Football Universe
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Tulsa Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane was given a 13-seed in the South-region. Tulsa is coached by Danny Manning and hails from Conference USA. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against UCLA in San Diego on Friday. Why: Tulsa finished with a 13-3 record in Conference USA,...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa G Pat Swilling suspended

Tulsa has suspended senior guard Pat Swilling Jr. pending a university disciplinary investigation and hearing. Details were not disclosed Wednesday. A school spokesman said it is against university policy to discuss ongoing disciplinary proceedings. Swilling averages 8.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for the Golden Hurricane and coach Danny Manning. Swilling started...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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