2016–17 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team

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2016–17 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball
Tulsa Golden Hurricane wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2016–17 record15–17 (8–10 AAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaReynolds Center
Seasons
2016–17 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 SMU 17 1   .944     30 5   .857
No. 18 Cincinnati 16 2   .889     30 6   .833
Houston 12 6   .667     21 11   .656
UCF 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
Memphis 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
UConn 9 9   .500     16 17   .485
Tulsa 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Temple 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
East Carolina 6 12   .333     15 18   .455
Tulane 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
South Florida 1 17   .056     7 23   .233
2017 AAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team represented the University of Tulsa during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Hurricane, led by third-year head coach Frank Haith, played their home games at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 15–17, 8–10 in AAC play to finish in seventh place. They defeated Tulane in the first round of the AAC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Cincinnati.

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Hurricane finished the 2015–16 season 20–12, 12–6 in AAC play to finish in a three-way tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of AAC Tournament to Memphis. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Four to Michigan.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Rashad Smith 1 G 6'7" 205 Senior Plano, TX Graduated
Shaquille Harrison 3 G 6'4" 189 Senior Kansas City, MO Graduated
Rashad Ray 5 G 5'10" 172 Senior New Orleans, LA Graduated
James Woodard 10 G 6'3" 192 Senior Arcadia, OK Graduated
Kajon Brown 13 G 6'4" 185 Freshman Harvey, LA Transferred to Lee College
Marquel Curtis 15 G 6'3" 202 RS Senior Plymouth, MN Graduated
Nick Wood 22 G 6'1" 168 Senior Tulsa, OK Walk-on; graduated
D'Andre Wight 40 F 6'9" 245 Senior Lawton, OK Graduated
Brandon Swannegan 44 F 6'9" 209 Senior Houstn, TX Graduated
Emmanuel Ezechinonso 55 F 6'11" 267 Senior Lagos, NV Graduated

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Curran Scott 10 G 6'4" 205 Sophomore Edmond, OK Transferred from Charlotte. Under NCAA transfer rules, Scott will have to sit out for the 2016–17 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.
Jaleel Wheeler 13 G 6'4" 195 Junior Newark, NJ Junior college transferred from Kilgore College
Corey Henderson Jr. 32 G 6'4" 173 Junior Dallas, TX Junior college transferred from Blinn College
Eugene Artison 35 F 6'9" 202 Sophomore Seattle, WA Junior college transferred from College of Southern Idaho

Class of 2016 commitments[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Travis Atson
#59 SF
Brooklyn, NY Notre Dame Prep 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 20, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 72
Martins Igbanu
#51 C
Lagos, Nigeria Covenant Christian Ministries Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 15, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 70
Lawson Korita
SG
Little Rock, AR Pulaski Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 30, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Will Magnay
C
Brisbane, Australia Australian Institute of Sport 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jan 11, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Joseph Battle
SG
Abbeville, SC Abbeville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 25, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Tulsa 2016 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-06-30.

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Junior Etou 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Bishop O'Connell HS
Rutgers
Republic of Congo
F 1 Martins Igbanu 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Covenant Christian Ministries Academy Lagos, Nigeria
G 2 Cory Haith (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Rock Bridge HS
Missouri
Miami, FL
F 3 Travis Atson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep Brooklyn, NY
G 4 Sterling Taplin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) So St. Thomas More School Williamsville, NY
G 5 Lawson Korita 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr Pulaski Academy Little Rock, AR
G 10 Curran Scott Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Edmond Memorial HS
Charlotte
Edmond, OK
G 11 Pat Birt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Sr Plano East Sr. HS
UIC
South Plains College
Plano, TX
F 12 Will Magnay 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Fr Australian Institute of Sport Brisbane, Australia
G 13 Jaleel Wheeler 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr St. George's School
Kilgore College
Newark, NJ
F 14 TK Edogi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 227 lb (103 kg) RS Jr Westwind Prep Surprise, AZ
G 15 Joseph Battle 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Fr Abbeville HS Abbeville, SC
G 32 Corey Henderson Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Jr Episcopal School
Wichita State
Blinn College
Abbeville, SC
F 34 Alex Foree (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 202 lb (92 kg) So Southside HS Fort Smith, AR
F 35 Eugene Artison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS So Franklin HS
College of Southern Idaho
Seattle, WA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/02/2016*
7:00 pm
Oklahoma Christian W 72–53 
Reynolds Center (3,240)
Tulsa, OK
11/07/2016*
7:00 pm
Northeastern State W 84–52 
Reynolds Center (3,332)
Tulsa, OK
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Jacksonville State L 73–84  0–1
Reynolds Center (3,604)
Tulsa, OK
11/16/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Wichita State L 53–80  0–2
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
11/19/2016*
3:00 pm, ESPN3
New Orleans W 77–68  1–2
Reynolds Center (3,271)
Tulsa, OK
11/22/2016*
8:00 pm, ESPNews
Oregon State W 75–64  2–2
Reynolds Center (3,372)
Tulsa, OK
11/28/2016*
7:00 pm
at Oral Roberts
PSO Mayor's Cup
W 79–65  3–2
Mabee Center (4,230)
Tulsa, OK
12/03/2016*
3:00 pm
at Little Rock L 62–72  3–3
Jack Stephens Center (3,769)
Little Rock, AR
12/07/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Illinois State W 70–68  4–3
Reynolds Center (3,478)
Tulsa, OK
12/10/2016*
4:00 pm, CBSSN
Oklahoma State L 67–71  4–4
Reynolds Center (7,333)
Tulsa, OK
12/17/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Texas State W 74–59  5–4
Reynolds Center (3,990)
Tulsa, OK
12/22/2016*
3:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Stephen F. Austin
Diamond Head Classic quarterfinals
W 74–51  6–4
Stan Sheriff Center (5,942)
Honolulu, HI
12/23/2016*
3:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. San Diego State
Diamond Head Classic semifinals
L 63–82  6–5
Stan Sheriff Center (5,873)
Honolulu, HI
12/25/2016*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Illinois State
Diamond Head Classic 3rd place game
L 56–68  6–6
Stan Sheriff Center (6,118)
Honolulu, HI
AAC regular season
12/31/2016
1:00 pm, CBSSN
UConn W 61–59 OT 7–6
(1–0)
Reynolds Center (4,525)
Tulsa, OK
01/04/2017
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Houston L 61–64  7–7
(1–1)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,415)
Houston, TX
01/11/2017
7:00 pm, ESPNews
Memphis W 81–71  8–7
(2–1)
Reynolds Center (4,017)
Tulsa, OK
01/14/2017
3:00 pm, ESPNews
at Temple W 70–68  9–7
(3–1)
Liacouras Center (6,175)
Philadelphia, PA
01/18/2017
6:30 pm, ESPNews
Tulane W 89–82  10–7
(4–1)
Reynolds Center (3,870)
Tulsa, OK
01/21/2017
12:00 pm, ESPNews
at South Florida W 79–67  11–7
(5–1)
USF Sun Dome (2,614)
Tampa, FL
01/25/2017
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at East Carolina L 66–69  11–8
(5–2)
Williams Arena (3,537)
Greenville, NC
01/28/2017
12:30 pm, ESPNews
UCF W 77–66  12–8
(6–2)
Reynolds Center (4,281)
Tulsa, OK
02/01/2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 14 Cincinnati L 55–57  12–9
(6–3)
Reynolds Center (5,002)
Tulsa, OK
02/04/2017
6:00 pm, ESPNews
SMU L 53–76  12–10
(6–4)
Reynolds Center (5,606)
Tulsa, OK
02/07/2017
6:00 pm, ESPNU
at Memphis L 44–66  12–11
(6–5)
FedEx Forum (8,518)
Memphis, TN
02/11/2017
5:00 pm, ESPNU
Houston L 64–73  12–12
(6–6)
Reynolds Center (4,229)
Tulsa, OK
02/14/2017
6:00 pm, ESPNews
at UCF L 53–71  12–13
(6–7)
CFE Arena (3,528)
Orlando, FL
02/18/2017
11:00 am, ESPNU
at No. 18 Cincinnati L 60–80  12–14
(6–8)
Fifth Third Arena (13,386)
Cincinnati, OH
02/23/2017
7:00 pm, ESPNews
South Florida W 82–68  13–14
(7–8)
Reynolds Center (3,849)
Tulsa, OK
02/26/2017
3:00 pm, ESPNU
East Carolina W 74–66  14–14
(8–8)
Reynolds Center (4,449)
Tulsa, OK
03/02/2017
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at No. 14 SMU L 70–93  14–15
(8–9)
Moody Coliseum (7,181)
Dallas, TX
03/05/2017
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at Tulane L 69–81  14–16
(8–10)
Devlin Fieldhouse (1,466)
New Orleans, LA
AAC Tournament
03/09/2017
5:00 pm, ESPNews
(7) vs. (10) Tulane
First round
W 66–60  15–16
XL Center (4,874)
Hartford, CT
03/10/2017
6:00 pm, ESPNU
(7) vs. (2) No. 15 Cincinnati
Quarterfinals
L 61–80  15–17
XL Center (7,365)
Hartford, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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