Women split road trip against Green Wave and Pirates

The Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team completed a two game road trip this week, returning with a split for the trip.

On the first game of the road trip, Tulsa faced Tulane in New Orleans. Tulane handed Tulsa one of its worst losses of the season, 73–34. The Golden Hurricane had trouble scoring, only managing 17 points in each half.

They only converted 25 percent of their shots from the field, including a mere 5 percent (1–20) from three-point range, while not being able to stop the Green Wave’s offense, who shot 61 percent from the field and an impressive 53 percent from behind the three-point arc.

Tulsa did have a bright spot in forcing 22 turnovers in the contest, but Tulane still managed to beat Tulsa in this aspect by forcing 23.

34 is the lowest number of points that Tulsa has scored in a regular season game against a conference opponent, lower than the previous mark of 35 set against UTEP two seasons ago. After this game Tulsa dropped to 8–10 (3–4 American Athletic Conference) on the season, while Tulane improved to 15–3 (6–1 AAC).

In the second game of the road trip, the Golden Hurricane bounced back to win at East Carolina. Tulsa outscored East Carolina by 21 in the second half, turning a 10-point halftime deficit into an 11-point victory.

The shooting percentage was much better both from the field (44 percent) and behind the arc (43 percent) which was crucial to the win because they almost doubled the number of baskets that they made.

Four different Tulsa players shot double-digit points led by Ashley Clark with 23 points. Mariah Turner, Teanna Reid and Kadan Brady finished up as the next top scorers.

Turnovers helped spark a rally in the second half, as the Golden Hurricane forced 24 throughout the game. Tulsa moved to 9–10 (4–4 AAC), and East Carolina dropped to 13–7 (4–5 AAC).

Tulsa continues to sit in the middle of the American Athletic Conference standings with their 4–4 conference record, as they try to put together a win streak.

They return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Center against SMU.

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