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Tulsa Golden Hurricane NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Tulsa Golden Hurricane All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 12-14

The Golden Hurricane of Tulsa are a have a basketball program that saw strong success in the 1980s and even greater NCAA Tournament success in the 1990s with their most recent NCAA Tournament appearance coming in 2003. The Golden Hurricanes, a member of Conference USA and former member of the Missouri Valley Conference and the WAC, have had several big-name coaches build their names at Tulsa including Nolan Richardson, Bill Self and Tubby Smith. Tulsa has played in the Sweet 16 twice and was a member of the Elite Eight in 2000. The Golden Hurricanes were also the winners of the first ever CBI Tournament back in 2008.

1955 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Colorado in second round, 69-59
  • Defeated Southern Methodist in third place game, 68-67

1982 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Houston in second round, 78-74

1984 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Louisville in second round, 69-67

1985 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to UTEP in first round, 79-75

1986 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Navy in first round, 87-68

1987 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Oklahoma in first round, 74-69

1994 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated UCLA in first round, 112-102
  • Defeated Oklahoma State in second round, 82-80
  • Lost to Arkansas in regional semifinal, 103-84

1995 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Illinois in first round, 68-62
  • Defeated Old Dominion in second round, 64-52
  • Lost to Massachusetts in regional semifinal, 76-51

1996 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Louisville in first round, 82-80

1997 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Boston University in first round, 81-52
  • Lost to Clemson in second round, 65-59

1999 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Charleston in first round, 62-53
  • Lost to Duke in second round, 97-56

2000 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated UNLV in first round, 89-62
  • Defeated Cincinnati in second round, 69-61
  • Defeated Miami (FL) in regional semifinal, 80-71
  • Lost to North Carolina in regional final, 59-55

2002 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Marquette in first round, 71-69
  • Lost to Kentucky in second round, 87-17

2003 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Dayton in first round, 84-71
  • Lost to Wisconsin in second round, 61-60


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