TU women win C-USA, get bid
The University of Tulsa women’s basketball team capped a four-game run through the Conference USA Championship with a 75-66 title-game win over UCF Saturday here.
In victory, Tulsa extended its winning streak to a season-best five to improve to 17-16 on the year and claim the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 15 seed Tulsa will play No. 1 seed Stanford at 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif.
Senior guard Taleya Mayberry was named C-USA Championship Most Valuable Player after scoring 25 points, pulling down eight rebounds, posting four steals and handing out a pair of assists in the win over the Knights. For the week, she averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals per contest. She was joined on the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team by fellow Golden Hurricane Tiffani Couisnard and Kelsee Grovey along with UCF’s Briahanna Jackson and Erika Jones.
For the game, Tulsa posted a 48.3 field goal percentage after connecting on 29-of-60 shots while holding UCF to a .385 clip (25-of-65), including a 11-of-34 performance in the second half (.324). The Golden Hurricane outscored the Knights in the paint, 40-26, added 19 points off 16 UCF turnovers and used nine steals to score 11 fast-break points.
OU women play Central Michigan, OSU plays Depaul
The No. 6 seed Oklahoma University women will play No. 11 seed Central Michigan at 10:10 a.m. Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The No. 7 seed Oklahoma State Cowgirls will play No. 10 seed DePaul at 11 a.m. Sunday in Durham, North Carolina.