Nov. 26, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Louis Dabney poured in a career-high 31 points, but it wasn't enough for the Tulane men's basketball team as they fell to visiting Colgate, 98-86, in Tuesday night in Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Green Wave (4-2) dropped its second straight game despite scoring 86 points in each outing. The Raiders (3-2) won for the third straight game thanks in part to their hot shooting night.
"First of all I want to credit Colgate, they shot the ball extremely well," Tulane head coach Ed Conroy said. "They ran their offense at a very efficient rate and obviously we are not playing very well on the defensive end right now. It is a combination of a lot of different things, but it doesn't matter what the reasons are we have to get it rectified fast."
The Raiders shot 65.4 percent from the floor and made 17-of-27 three-pointers in the game.
Colgate used their outside shooting to jump out to an early 12-2 lead in the opening minutes of the game with three-pointers from a trio of different players and never trailed, holding a double digit lead for the majority of the contest.
The Raider built as much as a 20-point lead in the first half, 47-27, with 2:47 left in the half and led, 53-34, at the break. Colgate connected on 11-of-16 three-pointers in the opening period and hit 67.9 percent from the floor.
Tulane attempted a second-half come-back and cut the deficit to six, 87-81, with 3:11 remaining, but couldn't get any closer.
Dabney connected on 11-of-15 shots from the floor, including a pair of three-pointers, and hit seven-of-eight from the free throw line to tally his career-high 31 points. Jonathan Stark added 24 points and five assists and Jay Hook posted 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Five players reached double figures for Colgate, led by Damon Sherman-Newsome's 25 points off the bench. Ethan Jacobs and Pat Moore each hit five three-pointers to total 15 and 17 points respectively.
Tulane shot 50.0 percent from the floor in the game and knocked down 30-of-40 free throws in the game for one of the best offensive games of the season.
The Green Wave will return to action this weekend in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with games against Texas State on Friday at 4 p.m. CT and Southeast Missouri State on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT. Tulane won't play at home until Saturday, Dec. 7 when they host Jackson State at 2 p.m. CT in Devlin Fieldhouse.
Tickets for the 2013-14 Tulane men's basketball games are available for as low as $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For additional information, contact the Tulane Team Shop ticket office in person on the first floor of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information is also available over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.
- Louis Dabney scored in double figures in tonight's game with his 31 points. It is his fifth double digit scoring game of the season and the seventh of his career. Dabney's total is a career-high.
- Jonathan Stark scored in double figures in tonight's game with his 24 points, marking his fifth double figure scoring game of his career.
- Jay Hook scored in double figures in tonight's game with his 13 points. It is his fifth double digit scoring game of the season and the sixth of his career.