The Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team is still looking for traction as their season moves into conference play.
This season, Tulsa has yet to have a winning streak or a losing streak longer than two games. Fittingly, their last three non-conference games resulted in a loss, a win and then another loss. After losing to Arkansas 64–53, the Golden Hurricane bounced back with a resounding win over New Orleans, 78–55. However, they couldn’t keep the momentum going, and fell to Arkansas-Little Rock in their final non-conference game, 66–59.
Conference play started off well for the Golden Hurricane, as they won their first game 74–52 in a home game against Cincinnati. In their next two games, however,they did not continue the strong play from the first game, as they dropped a close contest to UCF 76–70, and then were handed a big loss from the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, UConn, 98–60.
Their next three games, all at home, resulted in a win, loss and another win to continue the up-and-down trend of the season. Tulsa beat Memphis 79–69, lost to East Carolina 77–68, and then won against Houston, 74–52.
Tulsa (8–9, 3–3 American Athletic Conference) sit in the middle of the AAC standings at 3–3. The team has yet to find consistency on both sides of the ball, as many games have seen either the offense of the defense struggle. TU travels to New Orleans to play their next game against Tulane on Jan. 20.