In the first game of the week, the Houston Cougars visited the Reynolds Center. Each team had a hard time knocking down shots for the majority of the game. Houston shot a miserable 16 percent from the field while Tulsa wasn’t much better with at 31 percent.
Houston scored the first basket of the game, but that was the only deficit the Golden Hurricane faced, managing to make enough shots to come away with a comfortable 44–28 victory. The first two quarters were close, and the score was 21–18 in favor of Tulsa at halftime. In the second half, though, Tulsa was able to push ahead, and come away with the double digit win.
Later in the week, UCF came to town. The game against the Knights was vastly different than the game against Houston. In the first quarter against UCF, Tulsa scored 30, opening a 16 point lead and never looking back. Kelsee Grovey scored 32 points, pacing the offense to a 95–71 victory.
In the game, Grovey set two school records. She made 10 three-point shots in the game, a single-game school record. Those 10 put her at 223 for her career, another TU record. She passed Kara Pongonis-Paslay, who held the previous mark of 222.
As they head into their game against SMU this week, Tulsa now owns a 10–15 (7–7 conference) record, and moved up to 6th place in the conference standings. This week, they face Tulane and SMU, the teams directly above and below them in the conference standings, respectively. The games are on the road, but hopefully they can ride the momentum of the big wins this week and Grovey’s record setting performances to continue their win streak.