Rashad Ray and James Woodard each scored 18 points to lead Tulsa to a 79-68 win at North Texas Thursday and earn a share of the Conference USA regular season championship at The Super Pit.
Tulsa (18-12, 13-3 C-USA) earned its first conference regular season title since 2002. In just his second season, TU head coach Danny Manning led the Golden Hurricane to a conference championship.
The Hurricane has won eight games in a row, and won 13 conference games for the first time since the 2001-02 season when it finished with a 15-3 conference mark.
Shaquille Harrison scored 15 points and Rashad Smith added 14 points for the Hurricane. Harrison, Ray, Smith and Woodard combined to score 65 of Tulsa's 79 points.
The Golden Hurricane will next play at the Conference USA Championship in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday, March 13. The TU opponent and game time will be announced at a later time.
On Friday, fans are invited to the Donald W. Reynolds Center for a special net-cutting ceremony at 2:30 pm, as Coach Manning and the TU players will cut down the nets.
Friday's net-cutting is a FREE event. Fans are encouraged to WEAR BLUE.