WNBA Tulsa 2010 schedule set; Two home games to be nationally televised

The as-yet-unnamed Tulsa WNBA team will open the regular season at home on May 15, 2010 at 7pm against the Minnesota Lynx, it was announced Thursday. 

It was also announced that two of the home games would be televised nationally on ESPN2 from the BOK Center.

Tulsa’s team will play a total of 34 games in the coming season and compete in the WNBA’s Western Conference.  The games that will be televised include a May 25 contest hosting the defending WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury, and a July 13 game where they will face the Los Angeles Sparks.

In other news, Coach Nolan Richardson made his first personnel move of his WNBA coaching career in selecting Scholonda Robinson in the 7th round of a dispersal draft of the now-defunct Sacramento Monarchs.  It had been speculated that it was possible that former Oklahoma University standout Courtney Paris could be selected, but she was claimed by the Chicago Sky.  The 5-11 guard from Louisiana State has spent 4 years in Sacramento, and was the Monarchs 14th pick in the 2006 WNBA draft.

The team recently held an online poll to name the WNBA Tulsa team, and three potential names have been chosen with the final result to be revealed next month.  The names selected were the Tulsa Shock, Tulsa Fire and Tulsa Tempo.

Information regarding the WNBA Tulsa team, season ticket packages, and seating charts can be obtained at wnbatulsa.com.

2010 Tulsa Schedule

Date Opponent Time
May     Sat. 15 Minnesota 7 p.m.
    Thu. 20 San Antonio 11:30 a.m.
    Sun. 23 AT Minnesota 6 p.m.
    Tue. 25 Phoenix 6 p.m.
    Sat. 29 Indiana 7 p.m.

June     Fri. 4 Minnesota 7 p.m.
    Sat. 5 AT Chicago 7 p.m.
    Fri. 11 AT San Antonio 7 p.m.
    Sat. 12 AT Phoenix 7 p.m.
    Fri. 18 AT Minnesota 7 p.m.
    Sat. 19 Minnesota 7 p.m.
    Wed. 23 AT Atlanta 12 p.m.
    Fri. 25 New York 7 p.m.
    Sun. 27 Seattle 3 p.m.
    Tue. 29 Connecticut 7 p.m.
July     Sat. 3 Washington 3 p.m.
    Thu. 8 AT Indiana 7 p.m.
    Tue. 13 Los Angeles 6 p.m.
    Fri. 16 AT San Antonio 7 p.m.
    Sat. 17 AT Phoenix 7 p.m.
    Thu. 22 Phoenix 7 p.m.
    Sun. 25 AT Seattle 6 p.m.
    Tue. 27 Atlanta 12:30 p.m.
    Fri. 30 San Antonio 7 p.m.
Aug.    Sun. 1 AT Washington 4 p.m.
    Tue. 3 Seattle 7 p.m.
    Fri. 6 AT Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
    Sat. 7 AT Seattle 7 p.m.
    Fri. 13 AT San Antonio 7 p.m.
    Sat. 14 Los Angeles 7 p.m.
    Tue. 17 AT Connecticut 7:30 p.m.
    Thu. 19 AT New York 7:30 p.m.
    Sat. 21 Chicago 7 p.m.