The Tulsa men's basketball team will wrap its three-game homestand with a Wednesday night game against Tulane.
The Golden Hurricane won its last contest against Temple this past Sunday. The teams 55-39 victory put them at 19-7 overall and 12-2 in the American Athletic. James Woodard scored a game-high 16 points, while Rashad Smith recorded a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Tulsa's 19-7 standing under its new head coach Frank Haith is the program's best record through 26 games in a coach's first-year since the 2001-2002 season.
Wednesday night's 7:00 p.m. tip off will be the 19th meeting between Tulsa and Tulane, in which Tulsa leads the series 13-5. The Golden Hurricane has won four in a row, and nine of its last ten matchups vs. the Green Wave. At home, TU holds a 7-1 record in the series.
Tulsa's most recent meeting with Tulane was on January 27, 2015. In that game, Shaquille Harrison led Tulsa with 16 points. Rashad Ray and D'Andre Wright also added 12 points apiece, while Brandon Swannegan tallied eight points and contributed three blocks and two steals.
The Golden Hurricane shot 44 percent from the field, while holding Tulane to just 36 percent shooting. Marquel Curtis had a game-high eight rebounds, as Tulsa outrebounded the Green Wave 42-31. TU finished the matchup with a 78-71 victory.
Louis Dabney leads Tulane in scoring, averaging 13 points per game. The Green Wave's other big time contributors are Jay Hook, who averages 11.3 points and 4.9 rebounds, and Jonathan Stark, who averages 11 points and 4.3 assists.
Tulane averages 64.7 points per game and 35.7 rebounds. The team has been shooting .416 from the field and 33 percent from the arc. On average, the Green Wave allows 63.4 points scored and 32.8 rebounds.
TU averages 65.2 points and 37.2 rebounds per game, while allowing opponents 60.2 points and 34.2 rebounds. In conference play, The Golden Hurricane outscores its competition by an average of 63.9-57.4.
Tulsa Fun Facts
Harrison is tied for seventh at TU in career steals with 166.
Woodard Adds To Tulsa's Scoring List
Woodard currently ranks 19th in Tulsa career scoring with 1,289 points made in 92 (career) games. He also ranks 10th in career three-pointers with 162.
NCAA Ratings Percentage Index
Tulsa currently ranks No. 40 on the official NCAA RPI.