TULSA, Okla. -- Ebony Rowe scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as No. 25 Middle Tennessee held off a determined Tulsa squad 67-57 on Saturday, pushing its winning streak to 17 games.
The Blue Raiders (18-3, 7-0 Conference USA), ranked in the national polls for the first time since Nov. 16, 2009, had a battle with the Golden Hurricanes (10-8, 4-3), who held Middle Tennessee to just nine field goal attempts in the first 12 minutes of the second half.
Rowe scored 10 points after halftime to notch her 70th career double-double, 17th this season. KeKe Stewart added 12 points and China Dow 10.
Tulsa's Kelsee Grovey scored a career-high 23 points, 16 after halftime as the Golden Hurricanes held Middle Tennessee, which launched 37 shots in the first half, to just 19 in the second. The 10-point victory is Middle Tennessee's closest margin in C-USA play since beating UAB by seven.
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
Disappointed by being left off the U.S. Olympic volleyball team? Just reach the Olympics in another sport. Natalie Williams, one of six Hall of Fame inductees, was that athletically gifted.
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