Next Up: Austin at Tulsa Thursday

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 1, 2010 – The Tulsa 66ers will complete a three-game home stand this Thursday, Dec. 2 when they take on the Austin Toros inside the Tulsa Convention Center at 7 p.m.

Thursday’s game can be heard in Tulsa on KAKC AM 1300 and can be viewed online via webcast at nba.com/futurecast.

Tulsa (2-2), coming off of a win against the Iowa Energy last Saturday by a 116-108 final, is 9-8 all-time against the Toros at home. The 66ers owned a 3-2 record against Austin last season.

The Toros (3-2) are coming off of a 139-112 loss against the Texas Legends Tuesday evening.

“Austin is a team that is well-coached,” 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said. “They do a lot of the same things the San Antonio Spurs do. They have solid principles they stick to just like what we try to hang our hat on here. They don’t change week to week. They are going to be a team that comes in here and competes at a high level and we need to be ready to match that intensity.”

Six Tulsa players are averaging double figures in scoring this season, led by Zabian Dowdell. The guard is averaging 20.3 points and team-highs 5.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game. Forward Larry Owens paces the team in rebounds, pulling down an average of eight per game.

Thursday’s contest will also mark the third game for Cole Aldrich in Tulsa. The 6-11 center is averaging nine points and six rebounds.

“We have a lot of guys that are capable of scoring,” Tibbetts said. “You can only start five guys, but we feel like we have more starters than that. Our team has been extremely good at sharing the basketball. It will be an advantage for us if we can continue the balance on offense.”

The 66ers have announced promotions for Thursday’s game. Edison High School choir, band and pom squad will perform at halftime and Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the non-profit organization of the night

For ticket information and purchases call the 66ers business office at (918) 585-8444.