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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Falls in C-USA Opener

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Originally Published: Jan 7, 2010 9:48 PM CDT

Andrew Topps
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The Tulsa Golden Hurricane opened Conference USA play on a sour note dropping a 77-72 decision to Memphis.

Larissa Williams led the Golden Hurricane (6-6, 0-1) with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Taleya Mayberry added 17 points.

The Golden Hurricane led by as much as 48-38 in the second half, but the Tigers (8-6, 0-1) went on a 13-2 run to take back the lead. The Tigers went up by eight with 7:22 left in the second half. TU climbed to within 71-68 with four minutes left but never got closer than that.

Brittany Carter had a game-high 19 points and Savannah Ellis had 12 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

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