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March 15, 2013

C-USA WOMEN'S BB TOURNEY: Tulsa advances to semifinals

TULSA — Guard Taleya Mayberry led a balanced Golden Hurricane attack that saw four players finish in double figures as host and sixth-seeded Tulsa defeated No. 3 seed Tulane, 75-67, in the 2013 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship quarterfinals on Thursday evening in the Tulsa Convention Center. Tulsa has now won eight of their last 11 games.

"It's fun being the coach at Tulsa right now," Head Coach Matilda Mossman said. "It's fun to coach people like Taleya and Tiffani. We have talked with these guys a lot about leaving a program better than you found it and them leaving a legacy. That game was them wanting to leave a legacy. We had to fight, fight really hard, especially in the first half. Tulane was really, really good. They rebounded like crazy, but we came back out in the second half and fought. This team played with a lot of heart, a lot of passion and played like we wanted to keep playing."

Tulsa's has a 7-6 mark in Conference USA Championship play. Wednesday's first round victory was the first time since 2008 that the Golden Hurricane has advanced in the tournament, and with tonight's win, TU has two wins in the tournament, the second most since going 3-0 and claiming the 2006 tournament title.

Mayberry finished the day with 21 points - 16 of which came in the second half on the strength of a 10-of-12 performance from the free throw line. With the win, Tulsa improves to 15-16 on the year and advances to Friday's semifinal round where the Hurricane will face either East Carolina or Southern Miss. Tulane, meanwhile, fell to 22-8 overall.

As a team, the Golden Hurricane posted a 45.3 field goal percentage (24-of-53) while holding Tulane to a .367 clip (22-of-60). Tulane held a 42-35 rebounding advantage, but the game came down to free throws late where Tulsa hit 23-of-32 (.719).

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