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July 29, 2013

TU releases 2013-14 men's hoops slate

TULSA — The University of Tulsa’s 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule features 12 post-season tournament teams and 11 teams that posted at least 20 victories in the 2012-13 season, it was announced Monday.

Four conference champions  — Creighton (Missouri Valley), Louisiana Tech (WAC), North Texas (Sun Belt) and Texas Southern (SWAC) — are among Tulsa’s opponents. Among the post-season tournament teams on the Hurricane schedule are four NCAA teams, four NIT teams and three teams that advanced to the CollegeInsider.com Post-season Tournament. In addition, 11 TU opponents ended last season in the top 100 of the RPI, including non-conference foes Wichita State (18), Creighton (22), Oklahoma (44) and Maryland (62).

Tulsa tips off the regular season against cross-town rival Oral Roberts on Sunday, Nov. 10, with a 5:05 p.m. tip-off time. Tulsa leads the series 32-16 and has won the last four games, including a 17-point come-from-behind 72-68 victory a year ago at the ORU Mabee Center.

The Hurricane will then play four straight games against former Missouri Valley Conference opponents — Missouri State, Wichita State, Creighton and Indiana State — including two on the road, one home game and one at a neutral site.

Wichita State, a final four team in 2013, visits the Reynolds Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The Shockers hold a 62-60 edge in the overall series dating to 1930-31.

Tulsa is at Oklahoma on Saturday, Dec. 14 the first of a new two-game series.

A road date with Maryland (Dec. 29) helps end the pre-league slate. Tulsa’s Conference USA schedule will get started with consecutive home games against two 20+-win teams from last year, including 20-15 Tulane and 27-10 Southern Miss.

The schedule:

October

31 — Haskell indian Nations, 7:05 p.m.

November

10 — Oral Roberts, 5:05 p.m.; 16 — at Missouri St., 7:05 p.m.; 20 — Wichita State, 7:05 p.m.; 32 — at Creighton, 7:05 p.m.; Great Alaska Shootout, 27 vs. Indiana State, 29 vs. TCU or Alaska-Anchorage and  30, TBA.

December

4— Texas Southern, 7:05 p.m.;  7 — Arkansas-L.Rock, 3:30 p.m.; 18 — at Oklahoma, TBA; 21 — at TCU, 12:30 p.m.; 29 — at Maryland, TBA.

January

4 — Cal State Fullerton, noon; 9— Tulane, 7:05 p.m.; 12 — Southern Miss; 16 — at Charlotte; 18 — at Marshall; 23 — Middle Tennessee, 7:05 p.m.; 25 — UAB.

February

1 — North Texas, TBA; 6 — at Louisiana Tech;  8 — at Rice; 13 — East Carolina; 15 — Old Dominion; 20 — at Florida Atlantic; 22 — at Florida Internationa; 27 — Texas El Paso.

March

2 — Texas-San Antonio; 6 — at North Texas.

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