Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball Schedule
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are coming off of an impressive 2013-2014
season that ultimately saw them win the Conference USA Tournament and battle UCLA down to the wire in a Round of 64 NCAA Tournament
game. This season the Golden Hurricane will be looking to build upon that success and momentum as they begin a new era under
first year head coach Frank Haith. Leading scorer James Woodard will be joining several other returning stars to help lead
Tulsa to the top of the American Athletic Conference standings during their first season in the conference.
to the American Athletic Conference from Conference USA during the off season, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane will have their
hands full going up against tough teams like defending national champion UCONN, Cincinnati, Memphis, Temple, SMU, Houston,
and more. The Golden Hurricane appear to have the talent and experience to fare well in their new home and make a big charge
to the top of the American Athletic Conference standings while building their resume to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament
once again. The Golden Hurricane will need all the help they can get to score big wins at home at Reynolds Arena so be sure
to get your tickets from StubHub as soon as possible.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball History
Golden Hurricane have been invited to the NCAA Tournament 15 times, and made it to the Elite Eight in 2000. Last season they
finished in a tie at the top of the Conference USA standings during their last season in the conference and won the conference
tournament to secure an NCAA Tournament bid. This year's team will be looking to make a return to the Tournament and hopefully
advance past the Round of 64 this season. This is the start of a new era at Tulsa and all die hard fans will want to be there
in Reynolds Arena to cheer the Golden Hurricane on right from the start.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Basketball Conference
Tulsa Golden Hurricane play in the newly formed American Athletic Conference which is also now the home of a few former Big
East schools including the University of Connecticut and South Florida. The Big East has been in a tumultuous state for many
years, with clashes between programs that had football programs and those that did not. The newly formed American Athletic
Conference boasts schools from Texas to Florida and all the way to Connecticut. The dynamic conference has proven to be one
of the best in men's college basketball since forming last year, with teams like Cincinnati and UCONN as perennial contenders.
Cincinnati is the defending American Athletic Conference regular season champion, but the UCONN Huskies won the National Championship
in 2014, bringing a National Championship to the conference during its first year of existence. Although it is only one year
old there have already been changes in the American Athletic Conference, with the departure of Louisville and Rutgers and
the addition of Tulsa and Tulane. With the American Athletic Conference shakeup, things may look a little different on the
college basketball landscape, but no matter which conference they are in, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are a team with a storied
legacy that continues to find success. Expect big things to happen in the American Athletic Conference in the years to come
as new rivalries are established and it continues to prove itself as one of the premiere college hoops conferences in the
Attending a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found
in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with
some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else.
When you set foot in Reynolds Center for a Tulsa Golden Hurricane home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams
set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The
game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding
down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip
down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles
the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Golden Hurricane's side erupts after another big win and their fans
exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave Reynolds Arena you will want to immediately start planning your next
trip to the venue to cheer on the Golden Hurricane.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have retired six
jerseys, those of Bob Patterson, Jim King, Paul Pressey, Steve Harris, Shea Seals, and Willie Biles.