This week, the Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team faltered slightly, dropping a pair of games to conference opponents.
For their first matchup of the week, Tulsa travelled to Dallas to face the Mustangs of SMU.
Early on in the game, the Mustangs’ defense was stifling. Tulsa only managed to score 6 points in each of the first two quarters, digging themselves into a large hole. At halftime, they were facing a 36–12 deficit.
The Golden Hurricane didn’t give up from there, though. They gained on the Mustangs in each of the next two quarters, but the lead turned out to be insurmountable. The game ended as a 62–45 loss for the Golden Hurricane.
In their next game, Tulsa faced another road test, this time in New Orleans, against Tulane. Though the Golden Hurricane didn’t fall behind in the opening quarter this time, they did find themselves facing a large halftime deficit again after a tough second quarter, in which they were doubled-up by the Green Wave.
The second half offered no consolation, as the lead widened in each of the final two quarters. Tulsa again struggled on offense in this game, and fell 61–42.
With the pair of losses, Tulsa dropped to 10–17 (7–9 American Athletic Conference). They now sit at 7th place in the conference standing, with only two games, against USF and Cincinnati, before the conference tournament. First up is USF on Feb 24.