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The men's tennis team of Tulsa upset # 13 Texas, defeated Oklahoma and advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open at the Tulsa Sheraton Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The men's tennis team of Tulsa defeated Oklahoma No 10 in the first round 6-2, 7-6 (3) and moved into the quarterfinals against No. Texas Longhorns (4-4, 3-3). The men's tennis team of Tulsa knocked out the world number one in their second-round match. 13 Texas, 5-1 to advance to the third round of a round-robin tournament in Oklahoma City, Texas.
The win moved Tulsa into the NCAA Sweet 16 with wins over Oklahoma State (4-3, 2-1) and Oklahoma (3-2, 1-0) in the tournament's third round.
Tulsa fought back from a 6-0 deficit against Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon, but came back and scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Tulsa rallied for 430 yards and its first win of the season and second in a row against Oklahoma State (4-3, 2-1).
Jeriah Horne grabbed 8 rebounds and led 5 Tulsa players with double-digit scores as he went 9-16 (56%) from the field. Zac Bennett led Tulsa with 19 points, but Tulsa came within one point of victory after fending off 1 of 2 free throws in the final seconds. David Shelton scored 21 points for Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-1) and Eric Coley had a game-high 14 rebounds.
Stephanie Rogers was named CRCA All-American, the first in Tulsa rowing history. This is the second year in a row that Tulsa's women's team has rowed to the NCAA Division II national title and the third time in program history.
Tulsa hosted the 2004 men's championship and hosted Michigan State at Fairgrounds Pavilion, winning 89-88 at the buzzer. Tulsa softball pushed Oklahoma into the deciding game of the NCAA Regional Finals with a 4-3 victory in nine innings. Underdogs Tulsa defeated the Syracuse Orangemen in front of an orange-clad crowd of more than 2,000 fans in Syracuse, New York, for the first time in program history.
Tulsa took advantage of three field goals by Steve Cox to win 63-5 and 56-5 for the third straight game. Tulsa Softball won the first game of the NCAA Regional Finals against # 24 - USF, 4-1, in the final at Fairgrounds Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas. In the second round, Tulsa pushed past the Drake Bulldogs, 57-56, 55-7, to win its first NCAA tournament game in program history, as the Hurricanes scored eight points in stoppage time to upset Drake and win their first ever NCAA Final Four game.
Nick Graham and Moton Hopkins of Tulsa had the edge in the ensuing PAT, giving Tulsa the win. Navy answered with two field goals and a touchdown on their first two ball-possession attempts of the second half.
The duo from Tulsa are aiming to become the school's first national champion after losing in the first round of the US Open in San Francisco last week to KJ Hippensteel and Ryan Wolters of Stanford.
Tulsa opened the NCAA tournament with a 4-2 victory over Minnesota and secured a victory over the Sooners to catapult the Hurricanes into the round of 16. With a victory at the US Open in San Francisco last week against the Stanford Cardinal, the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa is only in the Final Four. In 1991, the Tulsa men's football team competed in the first NCAA tournament in school history. Tulsa went to the NCAA with wins over UNLV and Cincinnati, but lost 5-3 in Dallas in the first round.
Tulsa gained home-field advantage as the first and third games were played at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Tulsa would move to the campus facility for the 2010 NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament. The Cox Convention Center has budgeted $4.5 million for the reconstruction of the playing field that began in the fall of 2010, and $1.2 million for the redevelopment of the basketball court.
Tulsa had wins over Miami, Ohio, Utah and Houston before going on to win a best-of-3 series against the Bradley Braves. Tulsa finished the season with a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros in the final game of the regular season.
Tulsa was in the GMAC Bowl for the second straight year, giving Ball State its first loss of the season. Tulsa finished the season 8-3 and won the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl in front of more than 1,000 fans in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Tulsa made its first appearance in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, winning its second straight game, posting a 10-3 record and a victory over the University of Texas at Austin. Tulsa made it to the GMAC Bowl for the first time in its history, winning its third straight game and second in three years.
Tulsa would move on 16 days later and look for the school's second NIT championship while the hurricane hit the Alabama Crimson Tide. Tulsa Softball made its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, winning the C-USA title a week earlier, and Tulsa would find itself at the top of the national rankings and play for the chance to compete for both a national championship and an N.C.A.A. title.