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TU Men's Basketball Hosts Creighton

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The Tulsa men's basketball team returns home to play host to Creighton at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

This is Tulsa's first home game since Nov. 19, after three games away. TU is 2-0 at the Reynolds Center this season, and will look to rebound from a pair of setbacks against Oklahoma State and at Wichita State.

TULSA (3-3) vs. CREIGHTON (6-1)

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 • 7:02 p.m. • Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355)

TV: ESPN3 (Dave Raymond and Rich Zvosec)

Radio: News 102.3 and AM 740 KRMG and the Golden Hurricane Radio Network (Bruce Howard and Rick Couri)

Internet: Live Audio on Hurricane Vision

Live Stats: www.TulsaHurricane.com

The Coaches

Tulsa: Frank Haith (Elon '88)

Career Record: 208-132 (11th year) Record at Tulsa: 3-3 (first year)

Creighton: Greg McDermott (Northern Iowa '88)

Career Record: 393-234 (21st year) Record at Creighton: 113-39 (fifth year)

The Series

This is the 79th meeting between Tulsa and Creighton. Tulsa leads the series, 43-35. Creighton has won each of the last four meetings, including a 82-72 victory in Omaha in 2013. This is Creighton's first visit to Tulsa since 2011. The Bluejays won the last meeting in Tulsa, 83-64, in 2011. The Golden Hurricane won 12 of 13 games in the series between 1990 and 2000. The first meeting came on January 8, 1934 in Tulsa's first-ever Missouri Valley contest, as the Bluejays won 38-11 at the Tulsa Coliseum. The two teams met again later that season in Omaha with the Bluejays grabbing a 39-21 victory. Creighton started out the series 4-0 before Tulsa's first win came on January 18, 1937 in Tulsa by a score of 42-39. The last game as MVC members came on Jan. 24, 1996 as Tulsa claimed a 55-52 home victory. The Hurricane won 11 of the final 12 games between the teams in the MVC.

Quick Hits

• In its last outing, Tulsa fell at No. 9 Wichita State, 75-55. James Woodard led the Golden Hurricane with 19 points, including 16 points in the second half.

• Tulsa is 2-0 at home so far this season, and has won four straight at the Reynolds Center, dating back to last season.

• The Golden Hurricane has outrebounded its first five opponents by a total of 212-195, an average of 35.3-32.5 per game.

• With 81 points so far this season, James Woodard has now scored 992 points in his career, and needs just eight points to become Tulsa's 36th 1,000-point scorer.

Teddy Bear Toss - Dec. 13

For the second straight year, the Golden Hurricane will hold a Teddy Bear Toss donation for the St. Francis Children's Hospital. All fans are encouraged to bring an unused Teddy Bear to the TU-OU basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. At halftime, fans will be asked to “toss” their Teddy Bear onto the Reynolds Center court. Each bear will be donated to the St. Francis Children's Hospital . . . all stuffed bears are welcome – big or small!

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