Claremore Daily Progress

November 15, 2012

TU women's basketball battles Arkansas tonight


TULSA — The Tulsa women's basketball team will take on Arkansas  at 7 p.m. tonight at the Tulsa Convention Center. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the Tulsa Convention Center box office.

The Golden Hurricane will be battling for its first win of the season, as TU dropped a 73-64 decision to UALR and a 64-53 mark to Oral Roberts in its first two contests. Taleya Mayberry has a team-best 16.0 points per game, while Tiffani Couisnard posts 9.5 ppg and Ashley Clark is right behind her with 9.0 ppg. Couisnard has pulled down an average of 10.0 rebounds per game and has six steals on the year.

Arkansas won their only previous regular season contest, a 97-58 decision over Jackson State. Calli Berna had a team-leading 22 points, while Quistelle Williams added 17 and Jhasmin Bowen had 14 points and a team-best 10 rebounds. Berna also recorded a team-high seven assists and three steals. UA shot 50-percent from the field, 41-percent from behind the arc and 68-percent from the charity stripe.

This will be the 19th meeting between the two teams as UA leads the series, 16-2.