Alexis Gaulden and Desiree Lewis both scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as Tulsa dropped a 66-54 decision to UCF in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The Golden Hurricane ended the season with a 13-18 record on the season, while the Knights moved to 25-5 overall.
“I am just really proud of how hard our kids fought,” Head Coach Matilda Mossman said. “We kept getting down, but we kept fighting back. I give a lot of credit UCF for making some really tough shots. We guarded about as well as we could, but they hit some incredible shots. That was the difference. It came down to hitting shots.”
Gaulden had a team-best 18 points, while Lewis added 12 points, senior Crystal Polk tallied nine and Morgan Brady posted eight. Polk, Gaulden, Brady and Lewis all pulled down five rebounds.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jeremiah Martin had 20 points as Memphis narrowly beat Tulsa 66-63 on Saturday night.
Tyler Harris had 16 points for Memphis (19-12, 11-7 American Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Kyvon Davenport added three blocks. Antwann Jones had six rebounds for the home team.
Curran Scott had 13 points for the Golden Hurricane (18-13, 8-10). Lawson Korita added 12 points and six rebounds. Martins Igbanu had 10 rebounds.
The Tigers evened the season series against the Golden Hurricane with the win. Tulsa defeated Memphis 95-79 on Jan. 30.